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Endangered Animals

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 ...

Why One Designer Built An Online Refuge For 30 Endangered Animals

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.07.2015 | Arts

"Thirty species. Thirty pieces. One fragmented survival." So begins Bryan James' interactive exhibition "Species in Pieces," a CSS-based survey of evo...

Yeehaw! See the Sea Cow Roundup in Florida's Citrus County

Kari Haugeto | Posted 03.20.2015 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Citrus County, just north of St. Petersburg, has more than 70 natural springs which shoot a constant flow of 72-degree water. These mild conditions combined with the area's shallow water make this habitat the ideal winter haven for chilled manatees.

Lydia O'Connor

California Considers Strict Ivory Ban To Protect Elephants

HuffingtonPost.com | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.09.2015 | Green

A bill introduced in the California legislature would enforce a strict ban on ivory sales in the state amid conservationists’ urge to protect vanish...

Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal's Suspicious Death Sparks Investigation

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 12.04.2014 | Green

An endangered Hawaiian monk seal was found bludgeoned to death on the Northeast coast of Kauai on November 30, and federal and state authorities have ...

These Animals With Pumpkins Are Adorable, But The Threats They Face Are Not

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.23.2014 | Green

The Philadelphia Zoo is getting festive! For the first two weekends in October, the zoo celebrates its annual Beast Feast by giving pumpkins to it...

Orphaned Baby Rhino Seems To Think He's A Fuzzy Little Lamb

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.17.2014 | Good News

This orphaned rhino has made an unexpected friend. Gertjie (aka Little G) is apparently bosom buddies with a lamb named Lammie. The two play togeth...

Endangered Monk Seals Are Making A Very Cute Comeback

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green

Hawaiian monk seal births are on the rise, according to The Marine Mammal Center. The species is considered critically endangered, with fewer than ...

World Falling Behind On Plan To Protect Natural World, UN Says

Reuters | Posted 12.06.2014 | Green

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Governments are failing to meet goals to protect animals and plant...

The Passenger Pigeon, A Requiem

Carl Safina | Posted 11.02.2014 | Green
Carl Safina

As I think of what we are doing to elephants, coral reefs, Bluefin tuna, the great apes and the great cats, today on this sad centennial I wonder whether humanity ever really learned the lesson of the passenger pigeon.

Art in Aspen? Looks an Awful Lot Like Wildlife Exploitation

Kieran Suckling | Posted 10.18.2014 | Green
Kieran Suckling

The Aspen Art Museum in Colorado is hosting a controversial exhibit from Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang featuring three African sulcata tortoises, each affixed with a pair of iPads stuck directly to their massive shells.

Wildlife Officials Take Unusual Step To Save Endangered Tortoises

AP | Posted 10.17.2014 | Green

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The federal government is taking the unusual step of beginning to sterilize an endangered species it is trying to save. ...

The House's Continued Assault on Endangered Species

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 09.28.2014 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Our political leaders are drifting radically off course, abandoning values we've embraced for generations. Don't let the voices of the powerful few outweigh the interests of the majority of us who know the importance of conserving biological diversity in our country.