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July 23, 2017 Wildlife
An endangered snowy plover at Pacifica Beach in 2010. (Photo: Jason Crotty / Flickr)

Lawsuit Filed After Dune Buggies Crush Endangered Birds

By: Center for Biological Diversity

The Center for Biological Diversity filed a formal notice of intent to sue the California Department of Parks and Recreation for allowing motorized vehicle use at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation...

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July 20, 2017 Wildlife
A happy pig at Black Beauty Ranch. (Photo: Katie Birk / The HSUS)

Life at Black Beauty Ranch Animal Sanctuary

By: The Humane Society of the United States

By Noelle Almrud, Director, Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch It is early morning at the 1,400-acre Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison, Texas and the animals are starting to...

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July 12, 2017 Wildlife
An orphaned baby raccoon at the South Florida Wildlife Center. (Photo: Deborah Robbins Millman / Humane Society of the United States)

A Second Chance for Orphaned Baby Raccoons

By: The Humane Society of the United States

By Deborah Robbins Millman It is morning and most of the raccoons in The South Florida Wildlife Center nursery are still asleep in their hammocks. As animal caregiver Maria Vanegas begins preparing their bottles, a chittering...

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July 11, 2017 Environment
Photo: Gilda / Flickr

Sixth Mass Extinction a Threat to All Life -- Even Humans

By: Common Dreams

By Jake Johnson A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday argues based on "current trends of population declines and extinctions" that we are currently witnessing Earth's...

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July 10, 2017 Wildlife
The newly discovered Dixie Valley Toad is already at risk of extinction due to the construction of a geothermal facility that may drain its wetland habitat. (Photo: Patrick Donnelly / Center for Biological Diversity)

Newly Discovered Toad Already Facing Extinction

By: Center for Biological Diversity

Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno and Paul Smith‘s College published a paper in the journal Zootaxa describing the Dixie Valley toad as a new species in the Great Basin of...

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June 23, 2017 Wildlife

FAQ: Should You Be Scared About More Sharks in Southern CA?

By: Dana Roeber Murray

An increase in shark sightings in Southern California – and even some beach closures – have raised long-standing concerns among many ocean users. Here Heal the Bay separates fact from...

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June 20, 2017 Politics
An endangered Wyoming toad. (Photo: USFWS / Flickr)

Wyoming Governor Attacks Endangered Species Act

By: Center for Biological Diversity

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has attacked the Endangered Species Act, saying, “It’s not good industry, it’s not good for business and, quite frankly, it’s not good for the species.” He added that...

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June 14, 2017 Climate & Energy

Solar Energy Empowers Villagers and Saves Wildlife in Nepal

By: Empowered by Light

This fall, rangers protecting rhinos, tigers and other endangered wildlife in Nepal’s famous Chitwan National Park will get a solar system that will light and power an isolated ranger outpost...

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June 6, 2017 Politics
Earlier this year, the Obama administration denied six applications for seismic exploration in the Atlantic, in part because the loud blasts would harm critically endangered North Atlantic right whales. (Photo: NOAA)

Trump Officials Push for Atlantic Oil Exploration Using Harmful Seismic Blasting

By: Center for Biological Diversity

The Trump administration today issued draft authorizations to five companies to search for oil off the Atlantic Coast — from Florida to Delaware — using loud seismic airgun blasts that hurt whales,...

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June 5, 2017 Wildlife
An elephant in the Tsavo Conservation Area in Kenya. (Photo: Leonora Enking / Flickr)

More Poisoned Arrows Used to Poach Tsavo Elephants

By: Faye Cuevas

In light of a particular trend, I imagine the poaching of an elephant to take place much like this: The poacher slowly pulls back the string of the bow and...

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May 22, 2017 Environment

Federal judge protects Wolf Creek pass on Endangered Species Day

By: Rocky Mountain Wild

A decision that protects the Endangered Species Act listed Canada lynx When a coalition of conservation organizations entered the courtroom to present oral arguments in a pending lawsuit in front...

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May 12, 2017 Wildlife
The alpha female of the Canyon Pack was euthanized after she was found shot on the north side of Yellowstone National Park. (Photo: Neal Herbert / National Park Service)

Authorities Seek Poacher Who Shot Rare White Wolf in Yellowstone

By: Center for Biological Diversity

The Center for Biological Diversity is contributing $5,000 toward a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for illegally shooting and killing a famous wolf...

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May 12, 2017 Videos
Narwhals. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Video Reveals Mystery of Narwhal's Tusk

By: Brian Klonoski

Canadian scientist and wildlife cinematographer Adam Ravetch, who has previously worked with Planet Experts, recently documented new narwhal behavior while filming in the Arctic. Working with the World Wildlife Fund, Adam...

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May 8, 2017 Wildlife

A Midsummer Night's Grunion Run

By: Dana Roeber Murray

The waves curl and crash ashore before slowly bubbling back to sea, a potion of water, foam and sand. The light of the full moon grazes the sandy beach at...

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May 8, 2017 Wildlife
These pangolin scales, confiscated in Cameroon, were eventually burned. (Photo: USFWS / Flickr)

Massive Pangolin Seizure Highlights Need for Stronger Protections

By: International Fund for Animal Welfare

Today, Malaysian officials reported they had seized over 700 kilograms of pangolin scales, worth over $2 million, in what is the largest seizure for the country to date. This amount...

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April 19, 2017 Wildlife

Standing Tall Against the Silent Extinction of Giraffes

By: International Fund for Animal Welfare

By Mark Hofberg Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating animals that have long captured the human imagination. Yet, in the...

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March 20, 2017 Wildlife
Azzedine Downes, President and CEO of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, feeds a rhino at the Wildlife Rescue Centre in Kaziranga, India.

International Day of Happiness: How Animals #MakeItHappy

By: Azzedine Downes

March 20, the International Day of Happiness, created by the UN, is a perfect time for us all to take a step back from our daily activities and the long lists...

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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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