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Endangered Animals

Disturbing Photos Of Elephant Slaughter

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.07.2013 | Green

The picture is bleak for forest elephants in Gabon. The Minkebe National Park, intended to be a haven for the African country's elephant population, h...

The Atlantic Sturgeon: It's Endangered, Now What?

Taylor Kubota | Posted 04.03.2013 | Green
Taylor Kubota

Most people have at least some understanding of the Endangered Species Act but what really happens after an animal is declared endangered?

Banding Together to Ban Trophy Hunting and Protect African Lion Livelihood

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 03.27.2013 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

Needless killing of endangered species for trophies is inherently unsustainable, economically short-sighted, ecologically unsound, and morally wrong. The sooner it ends for lions and other imperiled animals, the better.

50,000 Ways to Start Talking About Population

Jerry Karnas | Posted 03.25.2013 | Green
Jerry Karnas

By the time today's over, there were will about 200,000 more people on the planet than there were yesterday. We're long past due to talk about population, consumption and a smarter way of growing and surviving on Earth.

Japan: Dancing on the Grave of the Bluefin Tuna

Matt Rigney | Posted 03.25.2013 | Green
Matt Rigney

The first bluefin tuna of the year sold in Tokyo has yet again garnered an astronomical price -- encouraging the view of this beleaguered animal as a high-status food when they deserve to stand with the white rhino and the mountain gorilla as a species under our protection.

The Day of the Cheetah

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Dr. Laurie Marker

International Cheetah Day is a celebration of the magnificence of the cheetah. (Really, is there anything more awe-inspiring than watching a cheetah sprint across the grasslands, every muscle of its body a perfect expression of speed and grace?) It is also an opportunity to take action.

'Badass' Orangutan Survives After Being Shot 100 Times In Borneo

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.27.2012 | Green

An endangered orangutan has been called a "badass" after she survived a brutal attack, in which she was shot more than 100 times with a pellet gun, Ge...

Mysterious Photo Adds Urgency to Saving Jaguars' Home

Noah Greenwald | Posted 12.16.2012 | Green
Noah Greenwald

Jaguars once roamed at least as far north as the Grand Canyon and from California to Louisiana. But, like wolves and grizzly bears, they were exterminated nearly a century ago by predator-killing programs, forest-clearing and the draining of wetlands.

GRAPHIC PHOTOS: Orangutan Recovering After Amputation

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 10.03.2012 | Green

Following a successful rescue mission from an Indonesian forest earlier this year, Pelangsi, a Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), is recovering and ...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Cougars: Wild Kingdom | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green

It's a muggy, buggy, August evening and we've pitched our tents along the edge of Cherry Brook in North Canton, Connecticut. Bo Ottmann, a 41-ye...

Saving Nemo: 3 Reasons to Protect Clownfish From Extinction

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 11.19.2012 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

He raked in $17 million at the box office last weekend. As a mom, I can testify that Pixar's Nemo is a kid-pleasing cinematic success. But his real-life counterpart is in terrible trouble.

Man Blames State For Motorcycle Crash With Panther

Posted 09.18.2012 | Miami

A Broward County man is claiming the Florida Department of Transportation is at fault for an accident in which he struck a panther while riding his mo...

Big Conservation Benefits a Little Bird

Michelle Brown | Posted 11.12.2012 | Green
Michelle Brown

Bicknell's thrush (scientific name, Catharus bicknelli) is one of the rarest birds to inhabit the high elevation forests of the Adirondacks. They face pressures, primarily from deforestation, and the population has been in decline.

PHOTOS: San Francisco Zoo's Beloved Tapir Found Dead

Sarah Medina | Posted 08.28.2012 | San Francisco

Goober, the San Francisco Zoo's 18-year-old Baird Tapir, died this weekend after a two-year struggle with oral cancer. Zookeepers found his body i...

PHOTOS: Safari Adventures In The U.S.A.

iLoveInns | Posted 10.17.2012 | Travel

If you have been tempted to go on a safari, but you don't want to leave America, here's the solution! Leave your passport at home and take a wildlife adventure tour at a bed and breakfast in this country.

Real Jungle Meets Fashion Jungle: The Fight to Save 12 Endangered Animals

HooplaHa | Posted 09.25.2012 | Impact

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, more and more animals are making it onto the endangered species list at an alarmingly...

One Ton Of Illegal Ivory Seized From Jewelers

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 07.12.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Two jewelers peddled reams of ivory bangles, beads, statues made from the tusks of endangered and threatened elephants, prosecutors said T...

FWC Votes On Fate Of Florida Black Bears

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 06.28.2012 | Miami

After 38 years of state protection, the Florida black bear is joining a list of more than 60 animals that have been removed from the state's endangere...

LOOK: Critically Endangered Leopard Born At Denver Zoo

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.19.2012 | Denver

Guests of The Denver Zoo are in for a rare, new site -- a young male Amur leopard cub was recently born at the zoo and is now viewable by the public. ...

PHOTOS: Gorilla Overload!

Posted 05.20.2012 | Green

Whether you enjoy pictures of mighty adult apes or their tiny and adorable offspring, it is most important to recognize that gorillas are endangered. ...

Creating a Legacy on Endangered Species Day

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 05.18.2012 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

Endangered Species Day provides an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the efforts that are currently underway to preserve our world's wildlife populations and discover how they can help.

RIP Harry The Pygmy Hippo

Posted 05.09.2012 | Green

The Cango Wildlife Ranch in Oudtshoorn, South Africa has announced that Prince Harry, the adorable baby pygmy hippo that became an Internet star after...

Ohio Exotic Animal Stampede Ignites Vast Law Review

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 07.01.2012 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Of all the beasts set free by the suicidal owner of an exotic animal farm in Ohio last year, few were as scary or as lethal as th...

PHOTOS: Endangered Animals For Earth Day

Posted 04.22.2012 | Green

On Earth Day, it is important to not only recognize cute animals, but also those whose species may be in peril. Below, you can find stunning images of...

Harry The Pygmy Hippo Kisses Caregiver, Is Generally Adorable

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.02.2012 | Green

This week, the Cango Wildlife Ranch in South Africa welcomed a royal newborn -- Prince Harry, the pygmy hippo, according to the South Africa Star. ...