Like most babies, these new arrivals require a lot of attention. While they wait in their incubators for one of their 16 daily feedings, they listen to the recorded voices of their parents. They are fed a special formula of papaya, scrambled eggs and insects. Insects?
The Baquerizo Moreno boardwalk on San Cristóbal Island is a nice place to stroll and enjoy the views of plants and balconies overlooking the bay. It's popular not only with tourists and locals but also with other large endemic creatures.
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.
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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.
There are less than 1,200 Hawaiian monk seals left in the world. Without intervention and sufficient help, within a generation, the species could be extinct. For one of only two warm water seals left on earth, that would be a sad end.
I cannot say I was surprised by the recent peer review report on wolf delisting from a panel of independent scientists. They unanimously concluded that the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service's proposal to strip federal protections for gray wolves across nearly all of the lower 48 states was not supported by the best available science.
In the 1850s, there were thousands of Asiatic lions residing in India. Now, there are only 400. The parallels between the two lion populations are significant -- shouldn't we curb the diminishing numbers of African lions now, before they go the way of their relatives in India?
Protected since 1973 under the Endangered Species Act, Michigan wolves were delisted at the start of 2012. By the end of that year, Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation declaring them fair game for hunting. Why? Because... Well, that's a tough question to answer.
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Are we a country that still believes we should protect our nation's imperiled wildlife heritage for future generations?
Last week two endangered whooping cranes were shot in Louisiana. They were a young breeding pair. The female died; The person who shot the birds was not found. While a tragedy, this story revealed both good and bad elements of our culture.
Unless the Obama administration follows the advice of the best science to preserve Endangered Species Act protections for America's wolves, we can be sure they will once again be pushed toward the brink of extinction.
The Endangered Species Coalition and many other organizations in the conservation community have long contended that Secretary Jewell's proposal to kick wolves off the Endangered Species List is unscientific and deeply flawed.
It used to be that conservation of our country's natural heritage was a bipartisan national priority. Protecting our imperiled wildlife and other natural resources was not a red or a blue issue, but a consensus issue that reflected and epitomized our core values.
It's time for the president to decide which side he's on -- and whether he really meant what he said about finally having the courage to face the climate crisis head-on.