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Endangered Animals

There's Something Fishy About This App

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 02.05.2016 | Technology

Most social networks don't ask you what type of fish you're interested in when you sign up. But Fishbrain is not most social networks.  The app ...

Farming Frogs May Save Them From Extinction

TakePart | Jade Walker | Posted 01.08.2016 | Science

Diseases are killing off many of Panama’s frog and salamander species. Are there enough animals left to breed them in captivity?...

Endangered Green Sea Turtles Return To Florida In Record Numbers

TakePart | Jade Walker | Posted 01.06.2016 | Science

Thousands of the enormous animals showed up to nest at a favorite beach last year....

Photographer Attempts To Capture Images Of 12,000 Endangered Animals Before It's Too Late

LittleThings | Jade Walker | Posted 01.05.2016 | Arts

Photographer Joel Sartore is a man on a mission. He’s working with National Geographic to capture 12,000 different animal species through his l...

Watch This Cop Beat A Man Harassing An Endangered Seal

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.18.2015 | Crime

Authorities in Hawaii are reviewing a video from last year that shows a Honolulu police officer using his baton to beat a man who was harassing an end...

Price Of Illegally Poached Ivory Halves In China

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.09.2015 | World

The price of elephant ivory in China has fallen by almost 50 percent over the past 18 months, likely due to a shrunken demand in the country for ille...

Goodwill Towards Wildlife Is Lacking In Congress

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 12.08.2015 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

It's time for Congress to stop slipping destructive anti-wildlife amendments into the appropriations bill, to do their jobs and fund the government. Let's ring in the New Year with a clean Omnibus Spending Bill, and a thriving wildlife heritage for future generations.

Company That Imported Illegally Logged Timber Pleads Guilty To Environmental Crimes

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.22.2015 | Business

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Lumber Liquidators pleaded guilty Thursday to environmental crimes related to importing flooring manufactured in China from...

Up Close With a Very Smart Orangutan at the Indianapolis Zoo

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 09.29.2015 | Green
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

After six decades of Zoo visits on five continents, and a number of safari treks through animal habitats in Southern and Western Africa, I frankly t...

Hungry, Hungry Whales

Leda Huta | Posted 08.19.2015 | Green
Leda Huta

Orcas can be found in oceans across the world. Though they're beloved, the orcas that live off our U.S. Pacific coastline -- the Southern Resident Killer Whales -- are endangered.

We Need Our Mighty Rivers to Save Salmon...And Whales

Leda Huta | Posted 08.12.2015 | Green
Leda Huta

Did you know that birds, amphibians, and even insects consume salmon carcasses and eggs? Salmon are so connected that they benefit plants, even vineyard grapes. How, you ask? It's all about their journey.

Paradise Losing: Many Hawaii Species Are On The Road To Extinction

www.latimes.com | Posted 08.06.2015 | Hawaii

Each year I await with dread the federal government's catalog of endangered and threatened species in the Hawaiian Islands, where I was raised and whe...

Empire State Building Pays Tribute To Cecil The Lion

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.03.2015 | Green

Cecil the lion, a majestic black-maned beast who once roamed the woodlands of Zimbabwe’s Hwange, was found dead last month on the outskirt...

Is "Sleep Swimming" Endangering the Lives of Whales?

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.20.2015 | Green
Van Winkle's

Is the way whales "sleep" putting their lives at risk? It's possible, according to the Daily Mail. Apparently, there's a growing trend of tired whale...

Salmonella Is On The Rise: Stop Cuddling With Your Chickens

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Some people simply can't resist letting their pets sleep with them. But curling up with cats and dogs is one thing. Cuddling with chickens? That's a whole different one.

This Is How A Species Goes Extinct

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.10.2015 | World

Pangolins are one of the most trafficked animals in the world. Pangolins are one of the planet's most unique and adorable species. The scaly, a...

Earth Has Entered First 'Mass Extinction' Since Dinosaurs, Study Warns

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green

The Earth has entered its sixth mass extinction phase, a new study warns, and the time we have to avoid dramatic consequences is rapidly running out. ...

Japan Plans To Resume Whale Hunting In Antarctica

AP | Mari Yamaguchi | Posted 06.19.2015 | Green

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan said Friday it aims to resume whale hunts in the Antarctic later this year, even though the International Whaling Commission says ...

China Pledges To Wipe Out Its Ivory Industry

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.29.2015 | Green

For the first time, China is promising to knock out its booming trade in ivory products In a move applauded by wildlife conservationists, Chinese ...

Yearbook Photo Of Student With Slain Giraffe Sparks Controversy

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.29.2015 | Green

A yearbook photo of a New York high school student posing with a dead giraffe and a gun unleashed an intense local fury about endangered animals. ...

Photo Of Drowned Sea Turtle Reminds Us All To Clean Up After Ourselves

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 05.29.2015 | Green

Ocean conservationist and photographer Juan Oliphant was diving in water off Oahu's North Shore when he and his group stumbled on a startling discover...

Poachers Are On Track To Kill More Rhinos This Year Than Ever

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.15.2015 | Green

They may look like tanks, but sadly, they're far from bulletproof. Poachers in South Africa, home to some 20,700 rhinos, are on track to top last y...

10 Animals Whose Fates Rest In Our Hands

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 05.06.2015 | Green

Our beautiful planet is a diverse and resilient place, filled with countless creatures who stir our hearts and imaginations. But sadly, human activiti...

The ESA: Taking Noah's Ark Into a Brave New World

Cristina Eisenberg | Posted 06.07.2015 | Green
Cristina Eisenberg

In the past 42 years we've put over 2,000 species of animals and plants on the ESA ark; only 30 have succumbed to extinction. However, some experts protest defining ESA success in terms of species still on the list rather than by the number of species that have recovered.

Take A Ride On The Back Of A Giant Endangered Turtle

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 04.07.2015 | Green

As far as adaptation goes, many turtle species have been unable to keep up with our rapidly changing planet. The giant South American river turtle is ...