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Chinese Officials Probed For Eating Rare Animal At Banquet

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.10.2017 | World
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Chinese authorities have launched an investigation into whether government officials dined on pangolin, the world’s most trafficked mammal, at a ban...

The End of the Ivory Trade?

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 01.04.2017 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

Ivory may finally become a relic of a painful and destructive age of commodifying wildlife, and elephants may be spared widespread regional extinction if China can implement its 2017 ban on ivory within the year, as planned.

2017: A Year of Vigilance

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 12.31.2016 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

The restful winter vacation is my favorite time of year. It's time away with family and dogs, surrounded by trees in the mountains; time sorting life ...

Literal Tons Of The World's Most Trafficked Mammal Seized In China

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 12.28.2016 | Green

Chinese authorities seized more than 3 tons of animal parts taken from the bodies of dead pangolins earlier this month in one of the country’s large...

Good News for Elephants for a Change

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 11.11.2016 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

My recent visit to Tanzania gives me hope. It started in Tarangire National Park, a beautiful northern ecosystem in which the population of elephants ...

Tackling the International Wildlife Trade Head-On

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 10.25.2016 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

The first week of meetings for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has just concluded--and the...

It is Just this Simple: the Future of Elephants, Lions, Rhinos, and Other Imperiled Species is on the Line this Week

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 10.01.2016 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

There are many people, in America and elsewhere, who decry political processes and don't see a place for (international) policy decisions in saving wi...

Conservation Measures Needed to Ensure Future Generations of Sharks, Rays

Charles Knapp, Ph.D. | Posted 09.26.2016 | Green
Charles Knapp, Ph.D.

Overexploitation threatens the future of many large animals including sharks and rays. These sleek and majestic animals are often caught as incidental "bycatch" in longline fisheries or targeted specifically for their fins, wings, gill plates, meat, oil, teeth and cartilage.

Friendship And Our Vagus Nerve

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We don't often think that the nature of our friendships has a profound or major impact on our health and well-being. But a recent New York Times, art...

IUCN Congress Emerges with Global Goal to Close the Domestic Ivory Trade

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 09.11.2016 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

As thousands of conservationists gathered in Honolulu for the IUCN World Conservation Congress this week, it was more than clear that IUCN members nee...

A View of Earth From The Milky Way

Dana Ellis Hunnes | Posted 09.08.2016 | Green
Dana Ellis Hunnes

As a child I was always fascinated with astronomy, the stars, planets, and galaxies.

From Elsa To Cecil

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 08.15.2016 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

Make no mistake, though; designating a "day" for lions doesn't mean that we forget about them during the rest of the year. Rather, it means that maybe -- during the buzz surrounding World Lion Day -- the world will listen to another lion's story.

Policy Matters: Lions, Tigers, and... Elephants!

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 08.08.2016 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

The U.S. government recently issued significant policies that may not grab headlines, but undoubtedly advance animal welfare and wildlife conservation.

The Real Differences Between Animals And Humans

Dana Ellis Hunnes | Posted 07.14.2016 | Green
Dana Ellis Hunnes

While humans evolved to have the largest brain-to-body-size ratio, supposedly making us one of the smartest animals on Earth, we also evolved to be the most destructive.

An Open Letter To Captain Paul Watson on the Misguided Ire at the WWF, Greenpeace International and the Inuit

Sebastian Copeland | Posted 05.18.2016 | Green
Sebastian Copeland

Climate change, and not hunting, is the real threat to the polar bear populations. And that is what the WWF and Greenpeace International are advocating while respecting the rights of the indigenous communities of the high North.

It's Time to End the Bear Bile Industry

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 04.12.2016 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

For more than 20 years, we have been calling attention to the despicable trade in bear parts. From coast to coast across the U.S., American black bears are killed, their paws cut off, and their abdomens brutally sliced open to extract the gallbladders inside.

Youth Forum for People and Wildlife Announces 34 Global Delegates

Azzedine Downes | Posted 03.08.2016 | Green
Azzedine Downes

On World Wildlife Day, I am proud to announce an extraordinary group of 34 young people, ages 18-25, from around the world who have been selected as delegates for the Youth Forum for People and Wildlife.

Should Crimes Against the Environment & Animals Deserve International Prosecution?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.22.2016 | Green
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Should crimes against the environment and animals be addressed by an international criminal code and prosecuted by an international tribunal, particularly if national courts are unwilling, unable or deemed inadequate?

Doubling Down on Shark Conservation as Jaws Turns 40

Caleb McClennen | Posted 07.05.2016 | Green
Caleb McClennen

This Shark Week 2015 -- and on the 40th anniversary of Jaws -- let us reflect upon our growing appreciation for (and willingness to protect) these vulnerable species. Let us then dramatically scale our commitment to reverse the decline of these magnificent species on a global scale.

Why The War On Elephant Poaching Must Be Scaled Up

Susan Lieberman, Ph.D | Posted 05.27.2015 | Green
Susan Lieberman, Ph.D

Sadly, more bad news is expected. Clearly this is no time for easing up on our efforts to protect Africa's elephants. Indeed, there is a need for redoubled efforts.

A Quarter Of Ivory Sold In Beijing And Shanghai Stores Is Illegal

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2015 | Green

NAIROBI, Dec 9 (Reuters) - About a quarter of elephant ivory sold in retail outlets in China's capital Beijing and its most populous city Shanghai i...

Global Policy Needed to Keep Sharks in Our Oceans

Greg Stone | Posted 10.12.2014 | Green
Greg Stone

There is weak international governance of our oceans. The fragmented nature of ocean governance is a challenge that needs to be overcome in order to protect sharks on the global scale.

Appraising Ivory Is an Antiquated Idea

John F. Calvelli | Posted 09.06.2014 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Ivory and the trinkets made from it are in high demand globally. So much so that despite restrictions on illegal poaching and trafficking, elephants are still being killed at a tremendous rate of 35,000 per year.

Do Animals Need a UN Ambassador?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.03.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

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.

When Ideologues Take Over the Administrative State: Punishing Ivory Owners Rather Than Saving Elephants

Doug Bandow | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Poaching has increased over the last decade, putting African elephants at risk. Additional global cooperation is necessary to save them. But America is not the problem.