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A Long-awaited Victory for Circus Elephants

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 01.13.2016 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

The industrial exploitation of wild animals across a suite of different forms of intensive captivity is heart-breaking and cruel. But with the conviction of an ever-growing legion of compassionate citizens, change is coming.

African Lion Listed Under the Endangered Species Act

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 12.28.2015 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

The species is estimated to have suffered serious population declines since 1980, when an estimated 75,800 lions roamed the African savannah. Now, experts believe there may be 20,000 or fewer. This is a species in true danger.

Swaziland's Elephants: A Dying Breed

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 11.25.2015 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

Elephant experts, conservationists, animal advocates, and thoughtful people everywhere know that wildlife belongs in the wild and that we have a responsibility to do everything we can to keep them there.

SeaWorld's Announcement Raises Questions About Fate of Orcas

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 11.30.2015 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

All captive orcas in the United States must be retired: not to bigger incarcerating pools, but to coastal seapens, where they can, at least, live out the remainder of their natural lives in something close to natural freedom.

Cheetahs Declining Rapidly

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

As difficult as the issues are surrounding the cheetah trade, knowing that I, myself, have witnessed in Ethiopia the arrival of these poor babies, scared and far from home, it was inspiring to see all of these disparate players in one room.

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.