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Donald Trump Sons, Brothers Eric and Donald Jr. hunt and kill wild leopard

Are Trump Boys Worthy Of Respect?

(TROPHY HUNTING) At the end of the last presidential debate, Hillary Clinton was asked if she could say something positive about her opponent. She said the following: “Look, I respect his children. His children are incredibly able and devoted, and I think that says a lot about Donald….I don’t agree with nearly anything else he […]

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World Animal Day celebrations animal rights and welfare internationally. Photo Credit: NEAVS

Why Every Day Needs To Be World Animal Day

(ANIMAL NEWS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Today, October 4 is World Animal Day! Founded in 1925 by German writer Heinrich Zimmermann, the international day of action for animal rights and welfare appropriately takes place on the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. In many parts of the world, animals are still seen […]

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African Nations use elephant poaching as a form of income. Photo credit: Jo Crebbin/Shutterstock

Deadly Decline: African Elephants Down 30 Percent In 7 Years

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/AFRICAN ELEPHANTS) In just 7 years, the African elephant population has declined at an alarming rate of 8 percent each year. Researchers counted around 352,000 savanna elephants spanning nearly 300,00 miles, which accounts for 93 percent of all remaining elephants in the 18 countries surveyed. They also counted an estimated 12 elephant carcasses for […]

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Some animal behavior experts believe a trap and kill program could cause more harm since the coyotes that get caught in the traps are usually the weaker ones, leaving larger packs of more aggressive coyotes.

Coyote Conflict: Why Killing Coyotes Doesn’t Work

(COYOTES/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) An increasingly familiar sight throughout U.S. cities and suburbs, coyotes are the most common large predators in America. Because of this, roughly half a million are killed every year–a rate unlike any other wild animal in U.S. history–whether by the hands of sport hunters or government entities. However, controlling coyote populations has proven […]

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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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In July 2015, Walter Palmer (left) tracked and killed Cecil the legendary lion in Zimbabwe. Here, he poses beside one of his many trophy hunts. Photo Credit: Telegraph UK

An Africa Without Lions: “Angry Tweets Won’t Help African Lions”

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/TROPHY HUNTING) The killing of Cecil the Lion last summer sparked widespread outrage, provoking a global war against trophy hunting. After more than one million individuals signed a petition demanding “justice for Cecil,” three major American airlines blocked the transportation of trophy hunts, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed lions from West and […]

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Lion-Sized Wishes For A Happy Father’s Day!

(WILDLIFE/LIONS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) It can be pretty sweet lounging around with dad on Father’s Day. Even if your dad is a man and you’re a growing lion at the Cedar Cove Feline Conservancy & Education Center. Watch as little lioness Shanta enjoys some down time with her adopted daddy and senior handler, Steve Klein, who […]

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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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Troubled Tiger Numbers Make A Comeback

(TIGERS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) After nearing extinction, tiger numbers are on the rise for the first time in a century. Thanks to improved surveys as well as enhanced protections and commitments to wildlife conservation, there are now 3,890 wild tigers throughout India, Russia, Nepal and Bhutan. This number is up from 3,200 tigers in the wild in […]

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Big Business, Big Fires: Palm Oil Leaves Orangutans Homeless

(ANIMAL NEWS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Last year, the Indonesian regions of Borneo and Sumatra experienced huge fires ignited by farmers clearing land for palm oil plantations. Destroying more than 10,000 square miles of forests and sickening thousands of people for weeks with its toxic haze, these fires were the worst ever recorded as a result of the […]

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