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Wildlife Preservation

Walking With Lions and Canned Hunting in South Africa

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 03.31.2016 | Travel
Elizabeth Gordon

One of our clients just asked why we won't book them on a 'walking with lions' experience. We pride ourselves on offering amazing experiences and this would surely be one of them! But we simply cannot encourage this practice.

Protecting FL Wetlands: If Not Rick Scott, Who Can We Count On?

Sherry Gray | Posted 03.29.2016 | Miami
Sherry Gray

In a state where most of the land is below sea level and legislators are prohibited from using the "C" word (climate change), you might expect to see ...

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.

Leopard Print: A Thing of Beauty or a Symbol of Failure?

Dereck Joubert | Posted 02.01.2015 | Green
Dereck Joubert

We are determined to make leopard print a cause for celebration, not a reminder of our collective failure.

Collaring Cougars in the Name of Conservation

Boone Smith | Posted 01.31.2015 | Green
Boone Smith

Whether we recognize it or not, we need these wild places with big predators. Perhaps we don't go there often, but all of us need that touch of the wild.

Ebola Could Deal A Death Blow To Africa's Wildlife

The Daily Beast | Brandon Presser | Posted 11.03.2014 | Black Voices

The Ebola pandemic in West Africa is having a disastrous effect on tourism on the whole continent. Now poaching is on the rise and wildlife conservati...

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.

Want Self-Improvement? Turn to an Elephant

Rob Brandford | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
Rob Brandford

Conservationist Dame Daphne Sheldrick believes elephants are inherently better than humans (and she's not the first). I'm inclined to agree, but if that's the case, what can we learn from a species that's been alive for over xx million years?

Elephants Today Have No Place to Hide

Georja Umano | Posted 05.10.2014 | Impact
Georja Umano

Today the world has grown smaller; the human population is expanding and exploding, and the elephants and their ancestral homelands are being systematically disregarded, discarded and destroyed.

WARNING: Safaris Are Highly Addictive! A Primer for the Adventure of a Lifetime (PHOTOS)

Susan Portnoy | Posted 04.13.2013 | Travel
Susan Portnoy


Mitik's Fight to Survive

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 12.23.2012 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

A Pacific walrus calf, orphaned and rescued in Arctic waters, arrived at the Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium last week determined to live and beat his odds.

Providing Refuge for All Americans

Jim DiPeso | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
Jim DiPeso

That's the timeless lesson Americans learned when Theodore Roosevelt established America's first refuge on Pelican Island 109 years ago -- and one that we must diligently remind our elected political leaders of today.

Ecofund: Our Story

Sandrine Beauchamp Faschina | Posted 09.18.2012 | Impact
Sandrine Beauchamp Faschina

Ecofund was born from the action of several real-life heroes of the environment, people like you and me, acting with the means at hand to preserve ecosystems in their community -- and thus our planet!

'Extinction Rider' Would Unravel Years of Work Protecting Rare Species

Kieran Suckling | Posted 09.25.2011 | Green
Kieran Suckling

Over the past four decades, the Endangered Species Act has kept extinction at bay for grizzly bears, bald eagles and wolves. We shouldn't deny that opportunity to hundreds more species that desperately need help but have yet to get any.