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Wildlife Conservation

Prince William's International Leadership on Animal Conservation

Richard Leakey | Posted 12.19.2014 | 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 12.05.2014 | 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 12.04.2014 | 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 11.26.2014 | 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 11.20.2014 | 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 11.16.2014 | 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.

WATCH: This Is How You Track A Zebra Migration

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green

Keeping track of and monitoring wildlife is a critical part of conservation, but do you ever wonder how exactly scientists are able to do this? If ...

Why Conservation Is a Dangerous Business

Kevin Jennings | Posted 07.05.2014 | Green
Kevin Jennings

Conservation is indeed a dangerous business, and will stay that way as long as we provide an incentive for those driven by greed to eliminate those who stand in their way.

Glacier National Park Without Glaciers?

Zachary Podmore | Posted 05.05.2014 | Green
Zachary Podmore

The planet is warming; the question is how much we will be able to mitigate the consequences of this fact. Fighting to keep fossil fuels undrilled and working for large landscape conservation seem like good places to start.

Breaking The Law In Indonesia To Save Forests

Robert Hii | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
Robert Hii

What will fail Indonesia's forests are the same two grim brothers that we see all over the world: politics and profit-driven corporations.

When It Comes to Wildlife Preservation, Children Are Helping Us Come to Our Senses

Dereck Joubert | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Dereck Joubert

Outrage is a precursor to action and as I look back at 44 years, I can recall the outrage and the action as it was when I was imagining it.

To Save the Birds, Hold Humans Accountable -- Not Cats

Becky Robinson | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Becky Robinson

We can't settle for the easy option -- especially when it's wrong.

Spring Forward -- for Wildlife

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

As the air and soil warm, animals also get more active, bringing life with a new season. At our wildlife care centers, that means babies, and lots of them.

Why Protecting the Environment 'For Future Generations' Is a Bad Idea

Jamie Bechtel | Posted 05.12.2014 | Green
Jamie Bechtel

Future generations matter. Long-term sustainability matters. But we will not win the long game if we do not recognize that protecting the lives of children today matters more. It makes us better people. It makes us better environmentalists.

Give a Hoot About Wildlife

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 04.21.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

While it's difficult to mitigate the effects of human activities for surprising visitors from the north who are unaware of the hazards of populated, temperate climates, we can be more much conscious of our behavior toward more familiar and common wildlife in our communities.

5 Nairobi Gems Overlooked by Tourists

Adam Pervez | Posted 03.23.2014 | Travel
Adam Pervez

While the bush offers incredible experiences, seeing wildlife in their natural habitat, and visits with the Masai give an insight into what tribal life once was, these unique experiences are waiting for you in Nairobi.

Real Conservation or Just Rhino Slaughter for Sport?

Will Travers | Posted 03.20.2014 | Green
Will Travers

Fewer than 5,000 black rhinos remain in the wild. They need our urgent aid: not a hunter's bullet. This is not real conservation; this is rhino slaughter for sport.

Tigers or Coal? India Makes a Choice

Madhusree Mukerjee | Posted 03.17.2014 | World
Madhusree Mukerjee

The retort appears to be the Indian government's stock response to concerns that its planned expansion of coal mining is so immense that it could render extinct the tiger population of central India.