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A rhino horn is now worth a whopping £51,000 per kilo. Photo Credit: Emmy Geary/Shutterstock

Could This ‘New Plan’ Save Rhinos From Extinction?

(RHINOS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) With only 5,000 black rhinos left in the wild, scientists agree a new approach is needed to help save the critically endangered species from extinction. No thanks to poachers and habitat destruction, approximately 70 percent of the species’ genetic diversity has been wiped out over the past 200 years, leaving the few remaining […]

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Squirrel Appreciate Day is a time to be thankful for all types of squirrels. (WILDLIFE)

Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day!

(SQUIRRELS/WILDLIFE) January 21 is National Squirrel Appreciation Day and a good time to celebrate our furry friends. The holiday was founded in 2001 by Christy Hargrove, a wildlife rehabilitator in Asheville, North Carolina. Celebrated in mid-winter when food sources are scarce, you can show your appreciation by giving your local squirrel buddies some treats of […]

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Extreme Extinction: Which Animals Could Be Gone Forever In 2017?

(ANIMAL NEWS/ENDANGERED SPECIES) If 2016 was a difficult time for animals, then 2017 could be catastrophic. Scientists agree Earth is currently experiencing a sixth mass extinction, no thanks to humans. Climate change, destruction of wildlife habitats, hunting, and pollution are just a few reasons why species are disappearing at such an alarming rate. In fact, […]

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Giraffes Facing Silent Extinction As Population Plummets

(ENDANGERED SPECIES/WILDLIFE) For the first time in history, giraffes are now listed as a vulnerable species, facing a high risk of extinction. This discouraging news comes as the latest update to a list of threatened species published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). According to their latest research, the giraffe population in […]

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A Pacific fisher takes off running after being released into a forest at Mount Rainier National Park. Photo Credit: Elaine Thompson, AP

A Rare Revival: Special Species Returns To Washington State

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Thanks to a 15-year repopulation effort, Pacific fishers are slowly making a comeback in Washington state. These weasel-like mammals’ numbers have steadily declined in the West Coast over the years, and reviving the species could improve the overall health of state forests while restoring a spiritual symbol to the local Nisqually Indian Tribe. As […]

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Baby orangutans on the way to the International Animal Rescue’s center in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo Credit: Credit Kemal Jufri for The New York Times

How Big Banks Are Making Rain Forests Pay The Price

(ENVIRONMENT/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) With big banks like Bank of America and Goldman Sachs under fire for funding the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline project, many are becoming more aware of how major financial institutions influence habitat destruction, animal welfare, and climate change. Believe it or not, some of the world’s largest banks have distributed more than […]

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Teaching Compassion: What Every Parent Should Know

(ANIMAL WELFARE/OP-ED) Introducing children to animals is an important stage of parenting. How you present the human-animal relationship to a child will unquestionably echo into his/her adulthood. It’s during these formative years where kids learn how to peacefully and respectfully coexist with living beings unlike themselves. Read on to learn what kids shouldn’t be doing at […]

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The Breathtaking Art Of The African Safari (GALLERY)

(WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY/ANIMAL PICTURES) SOUTH AFRICA – If you’ve ever dreamed of going on safari, Marius Coetzee’s African wildlife photos will convince you to jump on a plane with nothing but the clothes on your back and a camera in your hand. The Durban-based safari leader decided four years ago to start taking pictures to record […]

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Africa's first skydiving anti-poaching dog, Arrow, does a demo jump from a helicopter at 6,000 feet. Photo Credit: Nico De Klerk

How Pooches In Parachutes Are Stopping Poachers In Their Tracks

(WORKING DOGS/WILDLIFE POACHING) It’s a bird!…It’s a plane!…Actually, it’s Arrow, a two-year-old Belgian Malinois, and his pal, jumping from a helicopter. What if we could stop poachers from killing innocent animals with a little help from Fido? In South Africa, the Anti-Poaching and Canine Training Academy has found a way to capture poachers and track […]

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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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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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