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Wildlife Conservation

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

Maggie Sergio | Posted 07.25.2014 | Green
Maggie Sergio

Soon after my article, The Farallon Islands Mouse Eradication Project: The "Con" in Conservation was published by Huff Post in January, I began to rec...

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

Reuters | Drazen Jorgic | Posted 07.11.2014 | 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 07.08.2014 | 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 07.04.2014 | 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 06.18.2014 | 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.

Eagles Are Worth Fighting for Today

David Yarnold | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green
David Yarnold

We're sick and tired of conservation being used as a wedge issue by cynical politicians to divide Americans and chip away at our great natural heritage -- including our majestic eagles.

We Must Protect Eagles and Expand Wind Power at the Same Time

Frances Beinecke | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Striking a balance between wildlife conservation and wind energy development starts with understanding threats to eagle populations, and how our actions, including operating wind farms, are affecting them.

Is Animal Rights the Next Human Rights?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 03.11.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Will the passion of the animal rights movement soon become part of an international debate at the United Nations and related institutions as "Digital Diplomacy" takes another advance from the virtual?

This Moment Could Have Easily Never Happened

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

This remarkable bird of prey, the bald eagle, was headed the way of so many other species and died out, at the hands of us humans.

A Symbolic Reminder of What's Possible

Carter Roberts | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Carter Roberts

The eagle's recovery inspires us to dream about the possibilities to do equally important work elsewhere on the planet.

These Adorable Penguin Chicks Are Saving Their Species

David DiGregorio | Posted 03.08.2014 | Green
David DiGregorio

The African penguin is in peril. Classified as endangered, the species is considered to be in rapid decline with just 60,000 left in existence.

Old Friends and New Friends

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 03.02.2014 | Green
Dr. Laurie Marker

Allow me to introduce you to my friend the cheetah: It's the world's fastest land animal, and we've lost over 90 percent of the world's wild population in the last 100 years. The cheetah and I are old friends.

Two-Day Holiday Killing 'Derby' in Idaho Targets Wolves and Coyotes

Camilla Fox | Posted 02.22.2014 | Green
Camilla Fox

Coyotes provide many ecosystem services that benefit people including their control of smaller predators, disease-carrying rodents and jackrabbits, which compete with domestic livestock for available forage. As apex predators, wolves increase biodiversity and ecological integrity. Even the contest sponsors are unwilling to defend their contest.