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Why Are We Seeing an Explosion of New Viruses Like Zika?

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 02.01.2016 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

I think we need to change the phrase "breed like rabbits" to "breed like humans," as no other species on this planet even comes close to the human reproduction rate. As our population grows, available land shrinks and more and more people are forced to live in crowded, urbanized environments, a situation ripe for the easy spread and emergence of infectious agents.

What Will Be Cecil the Lion's Legacy? And Who Should Decide?

Rosie Cooney, Ph.D. | Posted 08.02.2015 | Green
Rosie Cooney, Ph.D.

Let's go back to Hwange National Park, the scene of Cecil's demise. The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, responsible for managing this park, derived most of its income for wildlife conservation across the country from trophy hunting. Let us mourn Cecil, but be careful what we wish for.

Filmmakers Profile Eco-Guards Working To Protect Gorillas In The Congo

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 03.06.2015 | Green

Nat Geo WILD's second annual "Wild To Inspire" short film competition is underway. The Huffington Post is featuring each of the four finalists sele...

Ebola Has Happened in the U.S. and It Could Happen Again If We Don't Address the Root Causes

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 10.05.2014 | Green
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

Although it's too late to prevent the current epidemic in West Africa, perhaps we can prevent another one if we take a moment to look at how Ebola and many other infectious diseases arrive on our doorstep in the first place: through the trade in animals.

Bushmeat Hunting Risks Driving Big Animals to Extinction - But We Have a Solution

David Wilkie | Posted 06.11.2014 | Green
David Wilkie

Since the term bushmeat was coined over 20 years ago, there has been growing concern that hunting wildlife for food in the tropics risks the loss of all large-bodied animals in the world's remaining tropical forests.

Is The Bushmeat Trade Transforming African Rain Forests?

Posted 03.20.2013 | Green

From Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer: Bushmeat hunting, or the hunting of meat from wild animals, may be transforming the rain forests in Afric...

Joanna Zelman

How To Chase Chimps Through A Rainforest With A Camera And Face Mask

HuffingtonPost.com | Joanna Zelman | Posted 04.20.2012 | Green

Chasing chimpanzees up to 15 miles per day through a dense African forest, fighting thick vines and torrential rain, and donning a face mask and big r...

WATCH: How To Cook A Beaver Tail

Posted 03.27.2012 | Home

When you go to culinary school, you expect that you'll get all the basics in fast: chopping, sautéing, grilling, braising. From there, you might move...

Joanna Zelman

Jane Goodall: Chimps Need Our Help 'Desperately'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joanna Zelman | Posted 03.20.2012 | Green

Dr. Jane Goodall hates apathy. The world-renowned chimp expert is the first to acknowledge that saving threatened species is an uphill battle, but...

Lynne Peeples

Still Deadly After Death: 'Bushmeat' Trade May Import Disease

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.12.2012 | Green

Thousands of pounds of primate parts, rodents and other dry, smoked or raw animals -- so-called "bushmeat" -- are smuggled into the United States as f...

Will Orangutans Become Extinct Before the Conservation Community Gets Its Game on?

Jamie Bechtel | Posted 01.09.2012 | Green
Jamie Bechtel

Visiting orangutans in the wilds tops my bucket list and it is clear I am running out of time. Nearly 700 orangutans were just slaughtered by local villagers in Kalimantan, the Indonesian portion of Borneo.

Tainted Meat Exposes US Consumers to HIV-like Virus

theGrio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
theGrio

Primate parts smuggled inside cases of fish. Suitcases stuffed with dried duiker antelope that's later sold door to door. These are the hallmarks of the unregulated, underground bushmeat trade in America.