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Wildlife Conservation

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.

The Number One Question

Wildlife SOS | Posted 07.06.2015 | Green
Wildlife SOS

Be it by email, phone, social media, or in person, the number one question we at Wildlife SOS get asked is, "How is Raju doing?" For those of you unfamiliar with Raju, he is an elephant we rescued one year ago who had spent 50 years in chains.

Ivory Belongs on the Front of Elephants

Dereck Joubert | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green
Dereck Joubert

In the time it takes you to read this, one or two elephants will have been poached. This is not the gun control debate or a hunting one, but a move that will send a signal to the world that poaching; trading in dead elephants and the abuse of wildlife is just not acceptable.

Growing Up to Make a Difference

Bindi Irwin | Posted 06.29.2015 | Teen
Bindi Irwin

A Wildlife Warrior is someone who stands up and speaks for those who cannot speak for themselves. Protecting our world for the generations to come. Being a Wildlife Warrior is not just a title; it describes who you are and your attitude.

The Elusive Desert-Adapted Lions Of Namibia And The Man Who Loves Them

Susan Portnoy | Posted 06.11.2015 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

I didn't know much about desert-adapted lions before my trip to Namibia. I knew they were endangered like every other lion in Africa. But that's just part of their story. It wasn't until Stander's talk that I fully understood the magnificence of these majestic creatures -- the mere 150 that are left.

Newborn Animals Make for a Sweet, Sleepless Season at Alaska Conservation Center

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.28.2015 | Good News
Alaska Dispatch News

First came the phone call, on Sunday night: The Alaska Department of Fish and Game had declared a lone newborn moose, hanging around the interior town of Tok, abandoned.

Declining Wildebeests: Why Conserve Non-Threatened Species?

Natural Habitat Adventures | Posted 05.26.2015 | Green
Natural Habitat Adventures

So, wildebeests have perfected what they are and have demonstrated their staying power. With so many other animals on the brink of extinction, there's no immediate reason for us to be worried...Or is there?

How Birding Can Help Conservation Efforts

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.20.2015 | Green
Craig Newmark

This year, the Cornell's bird lab's centennial year, they're inviting everyone around the globe who loves birds to be a part of the Global Big Day team. Their goal is to raise $500,000 for conservation and, with help from birds everywhere, collectively tally 4,000 of the world's 10,300 bird species in a single day. This is the real deal for conservation and birding.

The Orphaned Elephants in Gorongosa

Michael Sainato | Posted 06.15.2015 | Green
Michael Sainato

The mass killings of elephants during the war disrupted elephant societies, leaving the orphans and traumatized survivors aggressively weary of the presence of humans. The park, with the assistance of Dr. Joyce Poole and her brother, cameraman Bob Poole, are building a mutually beneficial relationship with the elephants of the park.

The U.S. Slaughters 7,400

The Dodo | Posted 04.14.2015 | Green

Nearly 7,400 wild animals were slaughtered every single day on average across the U.S. last year — not by hunters or poachers, but by a government a...

Coexistence Is the Key to Our Wind Vision

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 05.12.2015 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

In order to fully realize the benefits of wind energy, we must band together to see that the growth of the industry over the next several decades not only helps us meet clean energy goals but provides a stable set of guidelines and assurances for developers and, most importantly, minimizes impacts on wildlife and the environment in more ways than one.

Baby Tortoises Born On Galapagos Island For The First Time In A Century

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.03.2015 | Green

For the first time in more than one hundred years, researchers have found newborn baby tortoises on the tiny Galapagos island of Pinzón. It's a major...

World Wildlife Day: Why We Need Wild Animals

Paul Rosolie | Posted 05.01.2015 | Green
Paul Rosolie

In celebration of World Wildlife Day, let us remember that wild animals have made us who we are. They are essential to our foundation, to our very existence. Wild animals keep our world alive. Without them, there is no us.

Watch Adorable Baby Otters Adorably Eating Breakfast

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.25.2015 | Green

Breakfast has never been cuter. Just look at bits of food get stuck on the chin of one of these rescued baby otters! OK, so it's the pups who reall...

Let Us Take These Unwanted, Unfed, and Unloved Bears and Give Them a Beautiful Life

Jill Robinson | Posted 04.21.2015 | Green
Jill Robinson

Since 1993, the images of suffering brown eyes have haunted those of us in Animals Asia who have made investigations of over one hundred bear bile farms across Asia.

Heartbroken Koala Looks Over Remnants Of Burnt Home

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 02.04.2015 | Green

It's often easy to overlook the environmental impact of natural disasters when property is destroyed and people lose their lives. But for thousands of...

Q&A: Putting African Communities in Charge of Wildlife Protection

Mark Tercek | Posted 04.05.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

Recognizing that his family's efforts would only succeed in the long term if local communities embraced wildlife protection, in 2004 Ian Craig co-founded the Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT), which equips and empowers community conservancies to improve their own lands and livelihoods.

Ban Ivory Sales -- All of Them

Viveca Morris | Posted 04.01.2015 | Green
Viveca Morris

If the United States and other nations do not fully ban the sale of ivory, African elephants could be extinct -- poof -- in as few as five years.

Unearthing Ted Turner: Last Stand Is a Fascinating Read

Marc Bekoff | Posted 02.21.2015 | Books
Marc Bekoff

Award-winning writer Todd Wilkinson, author of Last Stand: Ted Turner's Quest to Save a Troubled Planet, has written a critically acclaimed book that delves deep into the green psyche of the controversial legendary American, Ted Turner.

Prince William's International Leadership on Animal Conservation

Richard Leakey | Posted 02.18.2015 | Green
Richard Leakey

The fight to save the world's wildlife is about much more than the beauty of the animals or the illegal activity that would destroy them. Our wildlife is essential to preserving the biodiversity of our world and to expanding our understanding and appreciation of human and animal life and evolution.

Poaching for Chinese Markets Pushes Tigers to the Brink

Sharon Guynup | Posted 02.04.2015 | Green
Sharon Guynup

Legions of dedicated individuals are deep in the fight to save this majestic creature, the largest of the world's cats.

Big Cat Week

Panthera | Posted 02.03.2015 | Green
Panthera

It's Big Cat Week. This means that for one week a much needed spotlight shines on a critical issue, the decline of the world's great cats. But this is something we deal with every day, all year round in our offices at Panthera -- the world's only big cat conservation organization.

Xavier Cortada's Art: Inspired by Science, and Uniquely Miami

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 01.26.2015 | Arts
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

It had all the trappings of a typical Miami funeral. The eulogists, stifling their tears. The aria, Handel's mournful Piangero la Sorte Mia. The loud lamentations of the black laced lloradera.

We Deserve Leaders Who Support Conserving Colorado's Natural Heritage

Caitlin Balch-Burnett | Posted 01.18.2015 | Denver
Caitlin Balch-Burnett

As you've likely heard, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service) listed the imperiled Gunnison sage-grouse as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) last week, a move needed to prevent the bird's extinction.

Elephants and Other Wildlife Rely on the World's Protected Areas

John F. Calvelli | Posted 01.16.2015 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Parks come in all shapes and sizes. Regardless of where our parks are, how big they are, and what kind of wildlife call them home, they are all important because of their positive contributions to humans and to the natural world.