These are complicated issues and solutions. Each and every one merits further exposition and discussion; their importance demands that we address each one in more detail over ensuing posts.
Finally, some good news from Africa. Gorillas are fighting back against poachers in the bloody 'War Against Nature.'
What is needed is a broad action across entire regions and we are staring to see some suggestions that this will happen soon.
As a matter of animal welfare/rights, cruelty/abuse should have the same meaning for a dog in China as the U.S. Identifying animals by their nationality stretches sovereignty -- people can be rabidly nationalistic but dogs cannot.
Last year, the Icelandic government unilaterally increased its ocean-killing quota by authorizing death warrants for 770 endangered Fin, in addition to 1,145 Northern Minke whales, over the next five years.
When you bite into a hamburger or steak, you already know the cost to the cow, but what about the wolves, coyotes, bears and other wildlife that were killed in getting that meat to your plate?
I love insects, which is probably why I became a scientist, focusing on these extraordinary critters and their relationships with plants in the forest canopy. But insects also love me -- and a recent research trip to Ethiopia proved no exception.
Forty years ago there were at least 1.2 million African elephants. Today, there are less than 400,000 elephants remaining. Thirty-five thousand beasts are poached each year. At this sickening rate of extermination, elephants will be extinct, which means gone forever, by 2025.
Reforming the way paper is used and produced is not a political issue. It is an urgent ecological need.
In 200 years humans have slaughtered an astounding five million whales. All remaining populations are well below three percent of the early 1800s, but the ruthless 'War Against Whales' is set to resume in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.
In portraying our response to climate change, Hollywood has made an enormous - and erroneous - assumption. The apocalyptic visions presented by the mo...
Think about what that means: Nearly 5,500 animals a day, 228 every hour, 5 every minute.
Recently via social media, the World Ocean Observatory received an astonishing photograph taken of a single drop of ocean water at 25 times magnificat...
In observing World Oceans Day yesterday, we recognized that protecting our ocean is not a luxury. It is a necessity that contributes to our economy, our climate and our way of life.
There can be no question now that wolves will repopulate California, as well as western Oregon, where they have been absent for decades. And the Commission's vote to protect wolves represents a tremendous victory for wolf recovery.
It is time to recognize the wrongdoing at the heart of ornamental non-native landscaping and to make amends. It is time for people to extend the love and respect they show for one another to the land that surrounds their homes and places of worship.