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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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January 27, 2017 Wildlife
Ten-year-old Joanna Eckles birdwatching with her mother Ann in 1975.

Spotting Conservation Clues on the Wing

By: Belinda Waymouth

It all started with a black-capped chickadee. No one remembers whose idea it was to get the bird feeder. But the moment it was mounted on the second story window...

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January 26, 2017 Wildlife
Dolphins are taken by divers in Japan to be used in animal shows around the world.

100 Dolphins Taken from Wild in Taiji's Infamous Cove

By: Dana Hunnes

As of this writing, Taiji, Japan remains ground zero for the capture and distribution of wild dolphins to amusement parks, dolphinariums, and swim-with-dolphin programs worldwide, fetching as much as $200,000...

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January 23, 2017 Environment
Roseate spoonbills at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. (Photo: Jonathan Milak / USFWS)

On Final Day, Obama Administration Phases Out Lead Ammo, Tackle From Wildlife Refuges

By: Center for Biological Diversity

On the last full day of the Obama administration, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued an order phasing out the use of lead ammunition and fishing tackle on national wildlife refuges...

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January 23, 2017 Business
Elephants perform at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. (Photo: Becky Phan / Unsplash)

Closing of Ringling Bros. Circus Reflects Changing Attitudes Toward Performance Animals

By: Nick Marinoff

The circus is leaving town. After nearly 150 years in business, the “greatest show on earth,” Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is “sealing its tent” for good, and...

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January 19, 2017 Climate & Energy

As Officials Tackle Climate Change, Polar Bears Get a Bum Rap

By: Nick Marinoff

The Arctic is melting faster than ice in a fryer. Residents are noticing warmer temperatures all around, and weather-related phenomena is occurring in all corners of the world. At present,...

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January 18, 2017 Wildlife
Wild parakeets in london are an example of alien species resulting from wildlife trafficking. (Photo: j_gldsck / Flickr)

Alien Species Among the Perpetual Dangers of Wildlife Trafficking

By: Nick Marinoff

Trafficked animals that escape their captors’ clutches will often form communities in non-native habitats. Dr. Luke Gibson of the University of Hong Kong learned this while reading a story about...

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January 16, 2017 Business
The tourism dollars these elephants will bring far outweighs the price of their ivory tusks on the black market. (Photo: Roderick Eime / Flickr)

Forget the GDP -- By Focusing on Wildlife Conservation, We Can Maximize Happiness

By: Jedamiah Wolf

We’ve been trying to convince policymakers about the link between wildlife conservation and human wellbeing for a long time,” Beth Allgood, U.S. Country Director for the International Fund for Animal...

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January 16, 2017 Wildlife
A grizzly bear in Alaska's Denali National Park. (Photo: Daniel A. Leifheit / NPS)

Plan Hopes to Restore Grizzly Bears to Washington's North Cascades

By: Center for Biological Diversity

The National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced they’re considering increasing the population of grizzly bears in the North Cascades by moving bears from other populations....

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January 16, 2017 Wildlife
Wild Orcas in Tacoma, Washington. (Photo: Mike Charest / Flickr)

Death of World's Oldest Killer Whale Shines Light on Orcas' Struggles

By: Nick Marinoff

The world’s oldest orca, lovingly known as Granny, is missing and presumed dead by members of the scientific community. She is thought to have been 105 years old. Professor Darren...

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January 13, 2017 Wildlife

'I Am Not an Animal!' Symposium to Explore Human-Wildlife Relationships

By: Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy

Why is it that despite the continuing work of animal protection, conservation and ecological groups, the situation for most of our fellow animals continues to go from bad to worse?...

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January 12, 2017 Environment
Field work in the DNC. (Photo: African Wildlife Foundation)

Pioneering Conservation in a Precarious Part of DRC

By: African Wildlife Foundation

By Alain Lushimba The animal world has been my passion since childhood. Conservation of nature, specifically the protection of species, has since become my career. For five years, I worked in...

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January 11, 2017 Wildlife
A gray wolf. (Photo: John and Karen Hollingsworth / USFWS)

New Congress Introduces Bill to Strip Protections From Endangered Wolves

By: Center for Biological Diversity

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill Tuesday that would strip federal protections from wolves in the Great Lakes region and Wyoming, making the animals vulnerable to...

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January 9, 2017 Climate & Energy
A polar bear roams the ice in Svalbard. (Photo: Smudge 9000 / Flickr)

'Toothless' Polar Bear Plan Shrugs Off Climate Threat

By: Center for Biological Diversity

The final polar bear recovery plan released by the U.S. Department of the Interior acknowledges that global warming is driving polar bears toward extinction but fails to require the large-scale reductions in...

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January 9, 2017 Wildlife
Tilikum performing at Seaworld in 2009. (Photo: Milan Boers / Flickr)

'Blackfish' Orca Tilikum Dies at Seaworld

By: Born Free USA

Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, is deeply saddened by the news that Tilikum, a captive orca exploited for years by marine parks, has...

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January 5, 2017 Wildlife

Plan Charts Course to Save Alaska's Endangered Cook Inlet Beluga Whales

By: Center for Biological Diversity

The National Marine Fisheries Service published a recovery plan Wednesday for the  Cook Inlet beluga whale to serve as a detailed blueprint to guide efforts to recover this federally endangered species. The Cook Inlet...

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