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Early victim: one of the more than 100 elephants poisoned in Hwange national park in September 2013. Photo Credit: AP

A Common Crime: 10 More Elephants Poisoned By Poachers

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/POACHING) In a major loss for the animal kingdom, 10 elephants–including a mother and her young calf–were poisoned by poachers at Zimbabwe’s Hwange national park last week. A bucket of poison (typically a dilute sodium cyanide solution and/or paraquat, an extremely toxic agricultural herbicide) was found near the scene and three arrests were made […]

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Celebrating World Oceans Day: Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet

(OCEANS) Happy World Oceans Day! Originally created by The Ocean Project in 2002, World Oceans Day became nationally recognized as June 8 in 2008. Since then, the project has reached millions worldwide in advocating for healthier oceans and a healthier planet. There’s no doubt that factors like climate change and pollution are threatening our Earth’s […]

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A protester at the March for Science in Philadelphia in April. Photo Credit: Mark Makela for The New York Times

Trump To Planet: Drop Dead

(CLIMATE CHANGE/OP-ED) Thursday marked a new low for President Donald Trump after he announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, the global plan to address and thwart climate change. Trump famously referred to global warming as a Chinese hoax during his campaign, and with this latest decision he’s recklessly asserting […]

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Approximately 50 percent of sea turtles around the globe ingest plastic. Photo Credit: ShutterStock

Shell-ebrate World Turtle Day! Save Sea Turtles From Extinction

(TURTLES/OCEAN CONSERVATION) Today, May 23 marks World Turtle Day! Effective since 2000, World Turtle Day is a time to celebrate turtles and tortoises, and bring awareness to their diminishing habitats. While sea turtles have been around for millions of years, all seven sea turtle species are currently classified as endangered, with some facing extinction. Activists […]

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A woman with her cat after a visit to the Tehran pet hospital. Photo Credit: Newsha Tavakolian for The New York Times

Where Can You Be Whipped For Walking A Dog?

(PETS/ANIMAL RIGHTS) Did you know simply taking your dog on a walk could get you arrested in some countries? In Iran, where the prevailing Islamic belief is that dogs are impure, walking a dog not only puts the guardian at risk, but the dog could also be seized, or even killed. In this year’s campaign […]

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Kenya the lion was one of the animals euthanized at Lion's Gate Sanctuary. Photo Credit: Lion's Gate Sanctuary

Senseless Slaughter: Colorado Sanctuary Controversially Euthanizes All Of Its Animals

(ANIMAL NEWS/WILDLIFE SANCTUARY) Lion’s Gate Sanctuary in Central Colorado suddenly euthanized all 11 of their animals–which included 3 lions, 3 tigers, and 5 bears–after Elbert County commissioners denied the refuge’s request to move to a nearby, more urban location, citing safety concerns. The wild animal sanctuary maintains the animals had to be euthanized because recurring […]

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Buyers and sellers at Zhoushan fish market. China has depleted the seas close to home. Photo Credit: Gilles Sabrie for The New York Times

The King Of The Sea? How China’s King-Sized Appetite Is Sinking The Global Fishing Industry

(OVERFISHING/OCEAN CONSERVATION) As the world’s biggest seafood exporter, China has the largest fleet of deep-sea fishing vessels and an enormous population that accounts for more than a third of all fish consumption worldwide. However, this insatiable demand has a drastic impact on our world’s oceans as desperate fishermen are sailing farther to exploit waters across […]

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Flap Your Wings For World Penguin Day!

(PENGUINS/ANIMAL FACTS) Today, April 25 is World Penguin Day–not to be confused with Penguin Awareness Day, which takes place January 20th. Marking the start of the flightless birds’ annual migration north, World Penguin Day is a great opportunity to learn about and celebrate one of the few natives of Antarctica, penguins! — Global Animal

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Why We March: Thousands Stand Up To Those Who Belittle Science

(ENVIRONMENT/SCIENCE) Today, on Earth Day, tens of thousands are taking a stand against those working to undermine scientific data in the global “March for Science” in Washington D.C. and over 600 other cities across the world. In the dawn of U.S. President Donald Trump, who’s described climate change as a “hoax” and recently signed an […]

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A legal petition calls on the US Fish and Wildlife Service to label giraffes as endangered. Photo Credit: CNN

Giraffes In Trouble: Trophy Hunting Tourists Trigger “Silent Extinction”

(ENDANGERED SPECIES/WILDLIFE) In December, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) officially listed giraffes as a vulnerable species after giraffe numbers dropped below 100,000 in 2015. Now, with fewer giraffes than elephants in Africa, conservationists are urging the U.S. government to list the species as endangered in hopes of halting their “silent extinction.” As […]

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