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March 15, 2017 Wildlife
A leaping coyote at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge. (Photo: Tom Koerner / USFWS)

The U.S. Government Killed 2.7 Million Animals in 2016

By: Center for Biological Diversity

The highly secretive arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture known as Wildlife Services killed more than 2.7 million animals during 2016, according to new data from the agency. The multimillion-dollar federal program targets...

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March 3, 2017 Wildlife

Celebrating Launch of Youth for Wildlife Conservation on World Wildlife Day

By: Azzedine Downes

This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to #DoOneThingToday to help become part of the solution. Check out this map of...

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February 28, 2017 Environment

The Grief for Gunny

By: Rocky Mountain Wild

Never, in recent memory, has the political climate been more perilous for a poor, rare bird, on the Endangered Species list. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced two bills to weaken...

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February 17, 2017 Wildlife
A ground pangolin at Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa. (Photo: David Brossard / Flickr)

World Pangolin Day Highlights Scaly Mammal's Plight

By: Nick Marinoff

It's World Pangolin Day! Now in its sixth year, the event takes place every third Saturday in February, and serves as a means for conservation groups to raise awareness of a...

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February 17, 2017 Opinion
A section of existing border fence along the Mexican border. (Photo: Steve Hillebrand /USFWS)

Border Wall May Negatively Affect 111 Endangered Species

By: The Humane Society of the United States

No matter where you stand on the issue of the border wall between the United States and Mexico, we can all agree that the deleterious harms a border wall could...

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February 17, 2017 Opinion
A pod of Risso's dolphins. (Photo: Michele W. / Flickr)

Dolphin Families Fight For Their Lives in Taiji

By: Dana Hunnes

Taiji, Japan. From September until March, killers go out almost every day to hunt the ocean of its dolphin families, who endure either brutal and inhumane murder or brutal and...

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February 16, 2017 Politics
Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced two bills to substantially weaken protections for endangered species and give special rights to Big Oil. (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

Texas Senator John Cornyn Introduces Bills to Gut Endangered Species Act

By: Center for Biological Diversity

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced two bills today to substantially weaken protections for endangered species. The “Endangered Species Act Settlement Reform Act” (S. 375) would make it harder for citizens to...

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February 10, 2017 Wildlife

Monarch Butterfly Population Crashes By Nearly One-Third

By: Center for Biological Diversity

The annual overwintering count of  monarch butterflies released on Thursday confirms butterfly numbers fell by nearly one-third from last year’s count, indicating an ongoing risk of extinction for America’s most well-known butterfly....

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February 9, 2017 Opinion
There are more tigers in captivity in the U.S. -- 5,000 -- than the approximately 3,200 left in the wild. (Photo: Trevor Paterson / Unsplash)

The Dizzying Zoo Debacle

By: Adam Roberts

The past week has presented the world with three more examples of botched zoo management, which fit into the dizzying array of issues regarding wildlife captivity, zoo safety, and the...

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February 1, 2017 Politics
Ever since the Citizens United ruling, fossil-fuel interests have been spending money to dismantle the Endangered Species Act. (Photo: glasseyes view / Flickr)

Fossil-Fuel Interests Are Funding an Effort to Dismantle the Endangered Species Act

By: Jedamiah Wolf

“If you look at how much money is spent on the other side and the power of wildlife opponents to hire lobbyists, to give campaign contributions and to constantly promote...

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January 30, 2017 Opinion
Is torturing a coyote for her fur to line a jacket’s hood not willful? (Photo: mrpolyonymous / Flickr)

Confused About Cruelty: The Canada Goose Story

By: Adam Roberts

I’m so confused. Well, I’m often confused by animal cruelty, mistreatment, and assaults on endangered species. But, at the moment, I’m just confused — mystified, really — at certain concepts involved...

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January 30, 2017 Wildlife
A grizzly bear fishing. (Photo: Chris Parker / Flickr)

Grizzlies, Beavers Among Species Slated for Reintroduction

By: Nick Marinoff

Born Free is the story of one couple’s attempts to reintroduce a young lioness into the wild. Known as Elsa, she is one of three cubs that George and Joy...

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