One of the most ubiquitous elements in English speaking classrooms around the world is the presence of an alphabet chart stating that "E is for Elephant". Imagine the next generation learning their alphabet and "E" standing for elephant is only a concept, not a reality -- the way we learned about the woolly mammoth or dinosaurs
We've learned from recent media reports that the monarch butterfly is on a "big rebound." That is certainly cause for celebration, as it proves that conservation efforts are making a difference. And yet, we can't wipe our hands clean and consider the job done. The work has only just begun.
On this World Wildlife Day, let's remember it is not all about us. From the birds in your backyard, to the mother elephant and her family that stopped me on the road, I can tell you that if wild animals could speak for themselves, they would remind you that their fate is in your hands.
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There are several charismatic large mammal species that make the "must see" list of typical zoo patrons and then there are those species on the "must ...
On February 11, in response to a lawsuit brought by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), Judge Jon Scoles issued an order that the zoo must transfer its endangered species to facilities that can meet the animals' needs.
On February 6, a SeaWorld San Diego rescue team recovered a sick sea lion pup who'd stranded herself in a local restaurant. They brought the frightene...
Known for its striking day-glo coloring and the adorable waving motion it makes with its webbed hands, the golden frog represented hope and resilience and the enduring power of life for generations of Panamanians.
Nature and Culture's approach to conservation is a California one. Engelhorn calls it entrepreneurial. It's the way he's used to doing business, and it may be changing the way well-intentioned gringos relate to Latin America and the rest of the world.
If these claims of economic doom and gloom purportedly caused by the ESA had any foundation in fact, this would be a serious problem warranting close attention. Fortunately, the adverse economic impacts attributed to the ESA have no basis in "fact" and we now have compelling new peer-reviewed data to prove it.
The species is estimated to have suffered serious population declines since 1980, when an estimated 75,800 lions roamed the African savannah. Now, experts believe there may be 20,000 or fewer. This is a species in true danger.
Despite several threatening bills and riders from the likes of U.S. Rep, Cynthia Lummis, (R-Wyo.) and other anti-wildlife members of Congress, I'm elated that gray wolves in Wyoming, the Great Lakes region and across the lower 48 States have retained much needed protection under the Endangered Species Act.
In some ways, it seems nothing short of a holiday miracle that gray wolves in Wyoming and the Great Lakes region have been spared from the annual year...
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.
It's an important step in the right direction that the EPA has reversed course and suspended approval of Enlist Duo. But it's just as important to recall that the reversal came about only because of the lawsuit brought by conservation groups that forced its hand.
The current U.S. Congress is a minefield for all of our core environmental protection laws, including the Endangered Species Act. More than 80 bills and amendments have already been introduced this year in the U.S. House and Senate to weaken this vital law.