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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 09.22.2015 | 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.

Elephant Conservation Success Stories To Celebrate and Replicate

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

Killed for their tusks to satisfy today's nearly insatiable ivory demand, elephants are disappearing at an alarming rate from countries where they were once abundant.

Why We Should Care That March 3rd Is Now World Wildlife Day

Susan Lieberman, Ph.D | Posted 05.02.2014 | Green
Susan Lieberman, Ph.D

World Wildlife Day is an occasion to remember that in spite of protections provided by CITES much of the world's wildlife remains in crisis. The many threats they face include habitat loss, climate change, over-exploitation, and unregulated development.

Obama Administration Treats Antique Collectors and Dealers as Criminals: New Ivory Rules Also Put Elephants at Increased Risk

Doug Bandow | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The mass killing of elephants is tragic. But demand for new ivory, not items legally imported decades or centuries ago, fuels the trade. Governments should penalize poachers and their seller allies -- not responsible collectors and dealers who have followed the rules.

Is Animal Rights the Next Human Rights?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 03.11.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Will the passion of the animal rights movement soon become part of an international debate at the United Nations and related institutions as "Digital Diplomacy" takes another advance from the virtual?

This Shark Week, Let's Stand Up for Unfairly Maligned Shark and Ray Species

John F. Calvelli | Posted 10.05.2013 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Shark Week is back. The Discovery Channel's annual fear-fest has led millions of Americans -- including some of our own friends and family -- to warily scan their beach waters each August for lurking fins.

SeaWorld's IPO and the Third Question of Conscience

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 04.19.2013 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

Would you buy a conflict diamond, purchase a slave, or bank dividends from Auschwitz? Of course you wouldn't -- those are all questions of conscience...

Mali's Fragile Elephant Population at Risk

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 05.25.2013 | Green
Stefan Simanowitz

Having survived the harsh conditions of the desert and peacefully and coexisting alongside the local populations for centuries, the current political instability and its consequences is yet another stress to this elephant population, already at the limit of its endurance.

Elephants -- Two Things Worth Watching

Carl Safina | Posted 05.17.2013 | Green
Carl Safina

Now, shrunk from perhaps 90 percent of their former range by sprawling human populations and suffering relentless killing, elephant numbers are down to well under half a million -- a drop of 98 percent since just 1800.

Exotic Specialty Becomes Endangered Species

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 03.14.2013 | Green

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES, took action to reduce global trade in endangered sharks...

As Sharks Approach Fin-ish Line at CITES, China and Japan Hope to Sink Them

Carl Safina | Posted 05.12.2013 | Green
Carl Safina

If one third of the delegates vote to reopen the debate, the shark proposal could go belly-up. Why might that happen?

Is Poaching a 'Threat to International Peace & Security'?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.04.2013 | Green
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Poaching has been intermittently addressed by the UN Security Council as part of the conflicts and broad human rights abuses cited. However, is poaching and the illegal trade the motivation rather than just the means?

Ending the Illegal Pet Trade in Cheetahs

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Dr. Laurie Marker

Increasingly, those that supply pet cheetahs (usually cubs) to their owners, obtain the animals from sources that operate illegally, taking the cheetahs from the wild, and in some cases killing the mother to gain the cubs.

Why the Trade in Ivory Must Be Banned

Chantal Lyons | Posted 04.02.2013 | World
Chantal Lyons

Since the economic ascent of China does not look likely to falter anytime soon, there is only one way to save elephants from extinction by poaching: a complete and permanent global ban on the trade of ivory.