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Wildlife Conservation

Can Taiji Re-Brand Itself?

Dana Ellis Hunnes | Posted 09.28.2016 | Green
Dana Ellis Hunnes

As of this writing, Taiji, Japan remains ground zero for the capture and distribution of wild dolphins to amusement parks, dolphinariums, and swim-with-dolphin programs worldwide, fetching as much as $200,000 for a trained dolphin.

Consume Or Conserve? Now That Is The Question

Dereck Joubert | Posted 09.22.2016 | Green
Dereck Joubert

There seem to be three species that deserve our attention right now, the three pillars of Africa: lions, elephants and rhinos. Each is in trouble. Next week we hope that sanity, and not politics, will prevail. I wonder if this age of consuming of wildlife will ever be over.

Wildlife Services' -- AKA Murder, Inc.'s -- Unregulated Killing Fields: The Body Count of this Killing Agency is Sickeningly Reprehensible

Marc Bekoff | Posted 09.26.2016 | Green
Marc Bekoff

“Wildlife Services is one of the most opaque and least accountable agencies I know of. It is not capable of reforming itself. They need a mandate fo...

Non-Human Animals Show Empathy. What Happened To Ours?

Dana Ellis Hunnes | Posted 09.16.2016 | Green
Dana Ellis Hunnes

We seem to have forgotten the basic tenets of empathy. We seem to have forgotten what it feels like to be in someone else's, or some other animal's, proverbial shoes.

What Kind of Person Still Traps Wild Animals?

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 09.07.2016 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

What kind of person purposely destroys a beaver dam and sets a "wall of death" of Conibear traps, knowing that the unsuspecting beavers will return to...

Orphaned Orangutan's Story Shows Why We Need Responsible Palm Oil Policies

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.30.2016 | Good News

Orphaned orangutan gets a second chance after his home was destroyed by palm oil from Oceanic Preservation Society on Vimeo. An orphaned Indones...

Chronic Killers...

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 08.26.2016 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

It's time for a wholesale re-evaluation of the way we relate to wild animals in this country, the way we exploit animals for human indulgence, and the protection we give to all animals.

The Loneliness Of Advocating For Wildlife Conservation

Dana Ellis Hunnes | Posted 08.19.2016 | Green
Dana Ellis Hunnes

Every day, in my spare time, I find my passion, my need and desire to educate only gets stronger; and as it does, my community of advocates and friends grows. My motivation is wildlife.

On The Wings Of A Century Of Conservation Success

Dan Ashe | Posted 08.18.2016 | Green
Dan Ashe

If you get a chance today, go outside and look around. Chances are, no matter where you are, you’ll see birds soaring above you, and hear their song...

These Tiny Island Foxes Just Broke An Awesome Record

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 08.12.2016 | Green

A little more than a decade after being listed as endangered, three subspecies of miniature foxes native to California’s Channel Islands have made a...

Obscured Oceans: What We Don't/Can't See, We Harm

Dana Ellis Hunnes | Posted 08.10.2016 | Green
Dana Ellis Hunnes

I was a child of the early 1980s. Looking back, perhaps with a certain ethereal fondness, it seemed like life was simpler, values were different, people were more in tune with their surroundings; and certainly, more in-tune with each other (no cell phones here!).

Policy Matters: Lions, Tigers, and... Elephants!

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 08.08.2016 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

The U.S. government recently issued significant policies that may not grab headlines, but undoubtedly advance animal welfare and wildlife conservation.

TEDWomen Update: African Conservation Champions and Filmmakers, Beverly and Dereck Joubert

Pat Mitchell | Posted 08.13.2016 | Women
Pat Mitchell

At the very first TEDWomen event in 2010, one of the most popular TEDTalks was given by Dereck and Beverly Joubert, whose talk together clearly define...

Advocating For the Environment and Wildlife Conservation Is One of the Hardest Things I've Ever Done

Dana Ellis Hunnes | Posted 07.25.2016 | Green
Dana Ellis Hunnes

I have done some challenging things in my life; one of them, getting a PhD and doing climate change and food-security research in Ethiopia with the rest of my family half-way across the globe.

A Wildlife Expert Made The Same Grave Mistake As Those Yellowstone Bison 'Rescuers'

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 07.22.2016 | Green

Two months after well-meaning tourists were shamed for their misguided attempt to rescue a baby bison in Yellowstone National Park, a federal investig...

Why Electing A President Who Believes In Climate Change And Wildlife Conservation Is More Important Than Ever

Dana Ellis Hunnes | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Dana Ellis Hunnes

Climate change is happening. More Americans than ever believe that anthropogenic climate change is here. Yet somehow, Congress, hasn't gotten that message.

The Real Differences Between Animals And Humans

Dana Ellis Hunnes | Posted 07.14.2016 | Green
Dana Ellis Hunnes

While humans evolved to have the largest brain-to-body-size ratio, supposedly making us one of the smartest animals on Earth, we also evolved to be the most destructive.

Putting Your Self(ie) And Animals At Risk

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 07.14.2016 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

Wild animals are not novelties, are not safe for human interaction, do not exist to entertain us, and belong in the wild. Period.

Biologists Hope Candy-Shooting Drones Will Save These Endangered Ferrets

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 07.14.2016 | Green

Scientists may have found the perfect weapon in the fight to save the critically endangered black-footed ferret: drones outfitted to shoot vaccine-spi...

Wildlife And Fishing Gear Don't Go Together

Chantal Theijn | Posted 07.12.2016 | Green
Chantal Theijn

As a Wildlife Custodian, I often encounter wildlife who have had a run-in with discarded fishing gear. I recently was on the receiving end of a Northern Map Turtle who had swallowed a fishing hook.

Amazon India Steps Up for Animal Welfare -- Will Amazon As A Company Follow?

Wildlife SOS | Posted 07.12.2016 | HuffPost Home
Wildlife SOS

As an organization focused on rescuing and protecting wildlife in India, we were pleased to see that our recent campaign there prompted Amazon India to remove more than 400 items--including brutal snares, traps, animal trophies, and preserved carcasses--from their website.

Cruel Summer: The War on Wildlife Continues in Appropriations Bills

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 07.12.2016 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Summer is finally here, but for those of us who fight to protect our nation's wildlife and natural heritage, this summer has been anything but restful...

Parrot Thought To Be Extinct In The Wild Spotted Soaring Free

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 07.01.2016 | Good News

It’s a bolt from the blue. A Spix's macaw, a critically endangered blue parrot that's thought to be extinct in the wild, has been spotted for the fi...

The Tigers and Forts of Rajasthan

Nirja Raju | Posted 07.11.2016 | Travel
Nirja Raju

Wildlife and ancient ruins are an everyday scene, at The Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan. Here is a quick guide to plan a safari trip, you wi...

Black Bear Casually Opens Car Door, Sends Family Into Fit Of Terror

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 06.17.2016 | Green

A family out for a drive got more than they bargained for when a large and curious American black bear casually opened their car door. A spokeswoman f...