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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.