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Wildlife Conservation

How Birding Can Help Conservation Efforts

Craig Newmark | Posted 04.20.2015 | 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 04.15.2015 | 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 03.12.2015 | 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 03.05.2015 | 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.

The Future of Conservation and the Tragedy of Triage

Michael Paul Nelson | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
Michael Paul Nelson

Because the ESA is a flagship of conservation legislation, one can expect this new meaning to influence the direction of conservation far beyond the formal purview of the ESA.

Channeling the Colorado River Delta Back From the Dead

Peter Getty | Posted 10.15.2014 | Green
Peter Getty

As you might expect, the disappearance of the Colorado River, which flows 1,450 miles from the Rocky Mountains to the Sea of Cortez, has had a rather dramatic effect on the Colorado River Delta, and not for the better.

New Zealand 100% Pure: Shattering the Illusion of Green, Clean & Pristine

Maggie Sergio | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green
Maggie Sergio

Local New Zealanders have documented the wide range of animals and birds poisoned in the forests of New Zealand, providing graphic evidence of the war that the government of New Zealand has declared against its own environment

'Rhino Are Not Safe Anywhere': Four Killed In High-Security Private Ranch

Reuters | Drazen Jorgic | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green

NAIROBI, July 11 (Reuters) - Two armed gangs killed four rhinos for their horns in rural Kenya this week in possibly the worst rhino poaching incide...

Safe Havens for Our Wildlife Has No ETA on the Horizon

Peter Getty | Posted 09.07.2014 | Green
Peter Getty

It's a shame to see how loudly the calls for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline are when the preservation of our remaining Megafauna -- a resource unlikely to be technologically obviated, like oil, any time soon -- remains a backwater in the national discourse.

Do Animals Need a UN Ambassador?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.03.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

As a matter of animal welfare/rights, cruelty/abuse should have the same meaning for a dog in China as the U.S. Identifying animals by their nationality stretches sovereignty -- people can be rabidly nationalistic but dogs cannot.

Don't Poison Me! A Big Win for Baby Owls (Like This One) and Other Wildlife

Alison Hermance | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green
Alison Hermance

With luck, and with the successful implementation of the EPA regulations, no poisons will enter this owl family's food chain and this little owlet will grow up strong and healthy.