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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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January 5, 2017 Opinion
An elephant tusk, or in China, white gold. (Photo: Steve Snodgrass / Flickr)

The End of the Ivory Trade?

By: Adam Roberts

Media have been buzzing over the New Year’s holiday break with news that China has declared publicly that it’s going out of the ivory business: Closing down carving factories and...

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January 5, 2017 Wildlife
A pouty owl. (Photo: Mark Coleman / Flickr)

15 Facts About Birds on National Bird Day

By: Born Free USA

Today is Born Free USA’s 15th annual National Bird Day: A day to raise awareness for wild and captive birds everywhere. According to Adam M. Roberts, CEO of Born Free USA, a...

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January 4, 2017 Wildlife
The "spaceship jellyfish" was one of many quirky species discovered in 2016. (Photo: NOAA / YouTube)

Ten Incredible Species Discovered in 2016

By: Nick Marinoff

2016 was a year of mayhem and discovery. As we bid one final farewell to the last 12 months, let’s look back and examine the most iconic new species uncovered...

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January 3, 2017 Food
There's more going on in that bird brain that you might think. (Photo: Thomas Vlerick / Flickr)

Chickens Are More Intelligent, Complex and Sensitive Than You Might Think

By: Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy

In case you haven’t been reading your Chinese placemats lately, 2017 is the Year of the Rooster. And we are kicking the year off with a new peer-reviewed paper in...

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January 3, 2017 Environment

Thousands of Snow Geese Die After Landing in Toxic Mining Pit

By: Nick Marinoff

Thousands of snow geese have perished after landing in an open copper mine in Butte, Montana. Known as the Berkeley Pit, the site has been a popular tourist attraction since...

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January 3, 2017 Wildlife
Confiscated ivory ready to be burned in Kenya. (Photo: IFAW)

Banning the Ivory Trade Is China's New-Year Gift to Elephants

By: Grace Ge Gabriel

I am overwhelmed with joy, even though this announcement has been much anticipated. I read and re-read the text on the red letterhead of the Central Government office, pinching myself, trying to...

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January 3, 2017 Wildlife
A flowing Tobusch fishhook cactus. (Photo: Chris Best / USFWS)

Fishhook Cactus' Comeback Highlights Successful Year of Endangered Species Recovery

By: Center for Biological Diversity

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to downlist the Tobusch fishhook cactus from endangered to threatened, reflecting protection and recovery of the tiny, spiny plant guided by the Endangered...

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January 2, 2017 Wildlife
A red wolf. (Photo: Land Between the Lakes KY/TN / Flickr)

$10K Reward for Info on Illegal Killing of Endangered Red Wolf

By: Center for Biological Diversity

The Center for Biological Diversity today added $7,500 to the reward for information leading to a conviction or fine in the latest illegal killing of an endangered red wolf in North Carolina....

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December 31, 2016 Wildlife
Ivory waiting to be crushed by the USFWS in 2013. (Photo: Kate Miyamoto / USFWS)

Mixed Year for Anti-Poaching Efforts Ends With China's Vow to Ban Ivory Trade

By: Nick Marinoff

What the Chinese have long called “white gold” only leads to death and disaster on the savannahs of Africa. For years, poaching efforts across the African plains have stemmed from...

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December 29, 2016 Wildlife
A gorilla at the Zurich Zoo. (Photo: Tambako The Jaguar / Flickr)

An Incubator for Great Ape Protection

By: African Wildlife Foundation

By David Williams It is not common for African primatologists and conservationists to mix, much less in a small town in Japan. But earlier this December, 16 African students representing...

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December 28, 2016 Wildlife
A viral video shows a bear trapped in the snow being repeatedly run over by the driver of a massive, all-terrain vehicle. (Photo: YouTube)

Graphic Killing of Brown Bear in Russia Sparks Criminal Probe

By: Nick Marinoff

A viral video of a gruesome bear killing in Russia has sparked outrage across the globe, and Siberian investigators are now seeking charges of animal cruelty. The footage shows a...

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December 28, 2016 Climate & Energy
The little brown bat is one of several species threatened by oil and gas companies. (Photo: Ann Froschauer / USFWS)

Fossil-Fuel Companies Seek Permission to Kill Protected Bats for Next 50 Years

By: Center for Biological Diversity

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering an application from nine oil and gas companies that would allow them to avoid liability under the Endangered Species Act for killing...

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