It’s no common knowledge but there are hundreds of dolphins in the Ganges river in India.
Sadly, despite being the world’s first species to enjoy protection—more than 2,000 years ago, during the reign of Emperor Ashoka— its population has steadily shrunk to 2,000 from around 6,000 in the early 1990s.
A border guard in Myanmar takes bribes to smuggle elephants into Thailand so he can travel to World Cup soccer matches, according to an undercover investigation by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network of World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The report found that so many live elephants have been smuggled to support "elephant trekking" tourism in Thailand that some parts of the Myanmar appear to have lost their elephant populations, making it more important than ever that people adopt or sponsor elephants to protect their future.
There may not be much fun and yuletide merriment this Christmas, as Father Christmas may not make it over the Separation Wall. A new Christmas Card produced by the charity the Amos Trust, features Father Christmas walking along the barrier.
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