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Take it to the People: Model for Ivory Sales Ban

Laurel Neme | Posted 11.24.2015 | Green
Laurel Neme

Voters in Washington state sent a strong message to the world on November 3 when they passed the country's first-ever comprehensive state ban on commerce in endangered animal species.

Pangolins in Peril: The Most Illegally Trafficked Mammal (You've Never Heard of) Needs Protection

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 07.15.2015 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

The pangolin's numbers are rapidly dwindling. An Endangered Species Act listing is an important and necessary step to end the U.S.'s role in declining pangolin populations and would set an example for the rest of the world. Until then, we remain complicit in this truly unique species' decline.

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...

Indian Poachers Target Smaller, Lesser-Known Species

AP | NIRMALA GEORGE | Posted 10.18.2014 | Green

NEW DELHI (AP) — Wildlife poachers, hindered by India's efforts to protect majestic endangered animals including tigers and rhinos, have begun to th...


The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 06.22.2014 | Weird News

What a great mom. The Associated Press' Firdia Lisnawati snapped these pictures of a Pangolin carrying its baby at a Bali zoo in Indonesia on Thurs...

China Takes Pangolin and Whale Shark Off the Menu

OnEarth | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green

Pangolins, golden monkeys, moon bears, tigers, rhinos, lots of turtles, and some species of sharks are all technically off limits. I say technically because nobody knows exactly what this new ban means.

Why We Should Care That March 3rd Is Now World Wildlife Day

Susan Lieberman, Ph.D | Posted 05.02.2014 | Green
Susan Lieberman, Ph.D

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.

You Can Help in the War on Wildlife Trafficking

Natalie Lapides | Posted 09.24.2013 | Green
Natalie Lapides

he rhino crisis needs a push to do something, and there is power in numbers. Be that push. If we wait too long, it won't matter because there will be no more rhinos left to protect.

Africa's Elusive Big Five: The Animals Guides Most Want to Spot

Adventure Collection | Posted 06.26.2013 | Travel
Adventure Collection

If you've ever dreamed of going on an African safari, you've heard of the "Big Five": the Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhinoceros. We asked five top guides for the animal that they would most like to spot in the wild. Here is their Elusive Big Five list.

Boat Filled With Smuggled Meat Crashes Into World Heritage Site

AP | By TERESA CEROJANO | Posted 06.15.2013 | Green

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Chinese boat that ran into a coral reef in the southwestern Philippines held evidence of even more environmental destru...

Unlikely Cute Animal of the Week: Sid the Baby Pangolin

Lucy Cooke | Posted 09.29.2012 | Green
Lucy Cooke

2012-07-30-Screenshot20120730at9.08.29AM.jpg When under attack, this walking pine cone curls himself into a tight ball, protecting his soft underbelly with his scaly, razor-sharp armor.

Large Shipments Of Endangered Anteater Meat Seized, Illegal Trade Booming

AP | By TERESA CEROJANO | Posted 01.04.2012 | Green

MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine authorities have seized large shipments of anteater and turtle parts in a sign that the illegal trade in the endange...

Nearly 100 Endangered Pangolins Saved In Thai Trafficking Bust

AP | Posted 11.26.2011 | Green

BANGKOK -- Authorities in Thailand have rescued nearly 100 endangered pangolins worth about $32,000 that they say were to be sold and eaten outside th...

Animal Photos Of The Week

Posted 11.18.2011 | Green

New discoveries, gruesome deaths and major rescues made this week a busy one for animals around the world. Good news first -- 12 new frog species ...

'Scaly Anteater' Smuggling On Rise, Leading Toward Extinction

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green

First pangolins were being hunted toward extinction, and now the "scaly anteaters" are being smuggled, also leading to their demise. Pangolins are ...

There's Art Right at Your Fingertips!

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Two fascinating documentaries explore the kind of creativity that sets some artists apart from others. The conceptual gifts these artists have managed to harness put them in another realm of creativity.

WATCH: 'Scaly Anteater' Being Hunted To Extinction

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Pangolins, also known as 'scaly anteaters,' are a creature few have even heard of, and now that they are being hunted toward extinction, the fascinati...