A crisis over the care of at-risk children has outraged Chileans. After initially reporting just 185 deaths, the government recently acknowledged that 865 children have died under the care of the National Service for Minors over 11 years.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is collaring two young male elephants from the Amboseli region to better understand their migration routes. As Kenya’s population increases dramatically every year more land traditionally used by elephants as routes is being populated and developed and elephants have been impacted. IFAW intends to study data from the collared elephants movements to plot how this impact affects them.
Part of an art installation called ‘Boots on the Ground, Water & Air’ created by artist Mark Humphrey is pictured as part of a Remembrance Art Trail in association with the Royal British Legion ahead of Remembrance Sunday at Canary Wharf in east London on October 31, 2016.
For centuries, owning an elephant was seen by Sri Lanka’s Buddhist elite as a sign of prestige and authority. Many among the wealthy, who consider the animals to be divine, have long flouted laws against elephant ownership to keep a jumbo chained up in their back yard. But with illegal capture helping to drive wild populations into steep decline, the government is now cracking down, seizing the animals and launching criminal investigations against elite members of society, including a monk and a judge. Even as the country cracks down on illegal ownership, the enduring demand for elephants has the government planning to set up its own pool of captive animals to be hired out to temples for ceremonies and maintained with budget funds.
Twin earthquakes rocked central Italy on October 26, 2016 — the second registering at a magnitude of 6.0 — in the same region struck in August by a devastating tremor that killed nearly 300 people. The quakes were felt in the capital Rome, sending residents running out of their houses and into the streets.
France began the mass evacuation Monday of the makeshift “jungle” migrant camp in Calais, a mammoth project to erase the humanitarian blight on its northern border, where thousands fleeing war or poverty have lived in squalor, most hoping to sneak into Britain. Some 7,000 people are estimated to be living in the camp, which has become a symbol of Europe’s refugee crisis.
A flowrider competes on an artificial wave during the Flow Tour 2016 in Santiago, Chile. Artificial waves are created by powerful pumps that throw thousands of liters of water against a wall. The size of the wave can be regulated to suit the skills of the surfer and can reach a height up to three meters.