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How Your Poop Makes Fish Crazy

(OCEANS/FISH) After you flush have you ever wondered, “Where does it go?” The answer: down the toilet, through a sewage filtration system, into the ocean, and through the gills of unsuspecting fish. That’s right. Fish are breathing in your excretions, which include the drugs you take. Drug residue is often detected downstream from sewage treatment […]

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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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Roaring For Wildlife: World Lion Day Honors Cecil

(LIONS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Today, August 10 marks World Lion Day, the first global campaign celebrating the importance of lions across the globe. But this year, the day has a particularly important meaning, with an increased focus on conservation. Lions are endangered throughout Africa and India, but widespread outrage following the recent killing of Cecil the lion […]

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Zimbabwe’s Big Game Ban Scores Big For Animals

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/SPORT HUNTING) ZIMBABWE — After last week’s public backlash in response to Walter Palmer’s illegal killing of Cecil the lion, Zimbabwe is suspending big game hunting of lions, leopards, and elephants outside of Hwange National Park. The ban is effective immediately and also includes hunting with a bow and arrow unless pre-approved by the […]

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Empire State Building Projects Change For The Endangered

(ENDANGERED SPECIES/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) NEW YORK CITY — On Saturday, August 1, between 9pm and 12am, the Empire State Building will feature projected digital light images of endangered species ranging from leopards and monkeys to snakes and sea creatures. These images are part of an art event created by Travis Threlkel and Louie Psihoyos, the director […]

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International Tiger Day: Saving Tigers In Crisis

(TIGERS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Today, July 29 marks International Tiger Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness for tiger conservation. However, considering the world has lost approximately 97 percent of all wild tigers in just over 100 years, every day should be Tiger Day! — Global Animal

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The World’s Weirdest Antelopes (GALLERY)

(WILDLIFE/ANIMAL PICTURES) Did you know that there is more than one species of antelope? Do you know how many there are? Try 97. Most antelopes live in Africa, and they show incredible diversity. All 97 show variety in shape, color, size, pattern and behavior. It is important to keep all animals in mind when it comes to […]

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