Feb 232018
 
POLL: Should Wyoming prevent the wolf hunting season in 2018?

Wyoming has once again begun to allow permits for limited wolf hunting, and new figures show that hunters killed 44 gray wolves between October  and December of 2017. The AP reports: Ken Mills, lead wolf biologist with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, said 43 wolves were legally hunted and one illegally hunted in the […]

Feb 222018
 
Heartbreaking Red Panda Rescue Raises Concerns About the Illegal Pet Trade

Red pandas are unquestionably adorable, but unfortunately that could be causing them problems. A recent rescuehas raised concernsthat their cuteness is making them vulnerable in the illegal pet trade. In January, a random inspection of a vehicle by customs officials in Laos led to the discovery of six red pandas near the Chinese border. The […]

Feb 212018
 
Canada Will Ban Capturing Whales and Dolphins

Animal advocates and conservationists are applauding the government of Canada for introducing a measure that will ban the capture of whales and dolphins for captivity. The measure is included in an overhaul of the Fisheries Act aimed at restoring protections for fish and their habitat. The measure will allow the minister of fisheries to make […]

Feb 202018
 
Half of Britain’s Hedgehogs Have Disappeared, But There’s Still Hope

Conservationists are raising concerns about the plight of hedgehogs after finding that half the population has disappeared from the countryside in Britain over the past two decades. Despite the discouraging numbers, their advocates still believe there’s hope for their survival. By some estimates, there were more than 30 million hedgehogs in the UK in the […]

Feb 192018
 
7 Common Food Items Not Good for Backyard Birds

We keep our backyard birds supplied with sunflower seed and suet throughout the cold winter months. Recently my husband started to toss old bread to the birds but I was concerned that this might not be helping our little friends. As it turns out I was right. According to avian experts, throwing bread to the […]

Feb 182018
 
Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei)

This one-day-old baby Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) is one of twins born last year in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. At the time it was believed to be number 781 of the total population of mountain Gorillas. Now a new census suggests that the total population has risen to 880, a growth trend that has […]