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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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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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