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Will New Zealand Ban the Ivory Trade? Jane Goodall and Helen Clark Speak Out

Jamie Joseph | Posted 09.19.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

Prominent New Zealand business leaders have teamed up with many of the most respected international conservation agencies and spokespeople to urge the New Zealand Government to consider a complete ban on all ivory trading.

Real Conservation or Just Rhino Slaughter for Sport?

Will Travers | Posted 03.20.2014 | Green
Will Travers

Fewer than 5,000 black rhinos remain in the wild. They need our urgent aid: not a hunter's bullet. This is not real conservation; this is rhino slaughter for sport.

Wild Birds Should Fly Free: National Bird Day Puts Our Winged Friends on Center Stage

Will Travers | Posted 02.24.2014 | Green
Will Travers

Overproduction and promotion of parrots and other exotic birds has resulted in an influx of unwanted, abused, and abandoned birds in shelters and rescue facilities across the U.S.

Pet Snakes Are Constricting Our Public Safety

Will Travers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Will Travers

In the summer of 2013 alone, deadly pet snakes were on the loose in Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, Oregon, and Wisconsin after escaping from their owners. The statistics speak for themselves. When will the public listen?

Canary in a Coal Mine? A Day to Save the Birds....

Will Travers | Posted 03.04.2012 | Green
Will Travers

Let us take one day out of the year -- January 5 -- to consider the birds in our backyards and their cousins flying free from Anguilla (whose national bird, by the way, is the Turtle Dove) to Zimbabwe (whose national bird is the African Fish Eagle).

Primates as "Pets"? Not on Your Life

Will Travers | Posted 09.18.2011 | Green
Will Travers

Non-human primates are celebrated as our closest living relatives, but they are still wild animals. Whether acting out of instinct or intent, "pet" primates are capable of wreaking havoc on humans who pay the tragic price when things, inevitably, go wrong.