Photo by Chris Kilham

State of Wildlife

Traveling around the world Chris Kilham and Zoe Helene are witness to the rapid disappearance of wildlife, almost everywhere. They are struck by the sheer horror of wildlife decline.

In parts of the Amazon once heavily populated by monkeys, there are no monkeys left. In the rivers, once abundant alligators and crocodiles are rare. The flocks of wild parrots are greatly diminished. Snakes are caught for the handbag and purse trade. Wildlife everywhere is being caught, killed, threatened, harassed, and depopulated. Despite all the wildlife conservation groups, despite all the petitions, referendums and efforts to preserve the wild, it is being wiped out. Any effort, large or small, that helps to stem this tide is valuable and badly needed at this time.