Author Archive | Alisa Manzelli

Three-quarters of the world’s primary fisheries have been overexploited and are in danger of becoming dead zones. Photo credit: Robert Harding

U.S. Navy Reels In Deadly Training

(WHALES/OCEAN CONSERVATION) In a recent settlement with environmental groups, the Navy agreed to reduce its use of sonar and other training harmful to whales, dolphins, and other marine life off the coasts of Hawaii and California. Sonar can often disturb marine animals’ feeding and communication, and in some cases, these training exercises can be deadly. […]

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Pilot Goes To Great Heights To Save Dog

(DOGS/PET SAFETY) Thanks to a compassionate Air Canada pilot, Simba the French Bulldog is still alive today. During an international flight from Tel Aviv to Toronto, the pilot noticed an issue with the cargo area’s heating system which could be life-threatening for pets traveling in cargo. Concerned for the dog’s safety, the pilot diverted the […]

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One Direction Singer Sinks SeaWorld’s Reputation

(SEAWORLD/WHALES) Following a storm of criticism from campaigners, including singer Harry Styles of UK boy band One Direction, SeaWorld recently announced it will no longer accept whales taken from the wild. During a July concert in San Diego, home to the original SeaWorld park, the pop star urged the crowd to boycott the company. — […]

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Go Ape For International Primate Day!

(PRIMATES/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Today, September 1 marks the 10th annual International Primate Day, a day dedicated to preserving and protecting primates of all species including chimpanzees, monkeys, orangutans, gorillas, and many more. Animal Defenders International (ADI) founded Primate Day in 2005 with a specific focus on putting an end to experimenting on monkeys for disease research. […]

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Celebrating World Elephant Day

(ELEPHANTS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Happy World Elephant Day! This global campaign was founded in 2012 to shine a light on the delicate state of elephant populations across the globe. In addition to habitat loss and exploitation, poaching for the ivory trade is one of the most difficult issues conservationists must face to protect these gentle giants. But […]

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