This decision is a victory for lions -- until now, the species have been the only great cat not protected under the Act.
The small, brown gliding frog will have peace and quiet for the remainder of his days in this shipping container. Mark will care for him until the last day when quietly, without any media hype, another species will silently disappear from our planet.
Now more than ever, the nonhuman beings who share the Earth with us have been entrusted to our care and urgently need our help. The extinction of the beings we love and cherish, the largest land animals on the Earth, is no longer a distant possibility but a looming reality.
You shouldn't have to worry that installing a new hardwood floor in your kitchen will rob Siberian tigers of their home.
Wyoming's wolf management plan was found to be inadequate. Now Wyoming must go back and revise its management plan and the Service must provide an opportunity for additional public comment.
I'm happy to see that sustainability is, for the first time, part of the conversation for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines but here's the thing: If we're going to have healthy people and a healthy planet, we've got to reduce the amount of meat and dairy we're consuming.
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The general perception is that while biological collections are mildly interesting, they are largely irrelevant to our lives. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Ever since the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in Idaho and Montana in 2011 and Wyoming in 2012, the states have pursued aggressive anti-wolf policies that allow excessive hunting and trapping designed to drastically reduce populations.
Because the ESA is a flagship of conservation legislation, one can expect this new meaning to influence the direction of conservation far beyond the formal purview of the ESA.
As with any promising new technology, voices have risen in opposition to it, and there are some valid concerns.
Our report highlights 33 species -- but it could easily have included thousands more. From giant blue whales and mysterious Antarctic toothfish to furry Weddell Seals and rugged chinstrap penguins, the Southern Ocean is part of a vast interconnected ocean environment that not only supports marine life but human life around the world.
Evolutionary biologists have news for anyone accustomed to thinking of evolution as a long-term proposition: Evolution also takes place on a day-to-day basis, and it's a tool we must use to keep drug-resistant diseases from spiraling out of control and to prevent mass extinctions.
The climate crisis isn't just about searing heat, super storms and polar bears. Sea life is getting hammered too. Help can't come soon enough.
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.
There's nothing wrong with a group of people standing against torture and abuse -- there's nothing wrong with lobbying for humane alternatives -- there's nothing wrong with strongly, perhaps loudly advocating on behalf of the defenseless animals who exist at the receiving end of our collective selfishness and gluttony.