The population of wild giraffes has been decreasing for a long time now, despite the lack of coverage on the issue. Two subspecies of giraffes are actually listed as critically endangered. Giraffes are sadly victims of poaching, habitat loss, human-wildlife contact, and more which threaten their survival. The poaching of elephants is related to the […]
A baby dolphin died at a performance at the Dolphinarium in Varna
A baby dolphin died at the Dolphinarium in Varna. The little one was born just nine days ago, and the incident occurred during a show on Friday. “Mammals feel misery. There was some turmoil, the dolphins refused to play, dance, make the show themselves,” said Biser Lyubenov, who was quoted in the audience by bTV. […]
Botswana condemned for lifting ban on hunting elephants
Conservationists have reacted with outrage and concern to a decision by Botswana to lift its ban on elephant hunting. The southern African country said the move was justified by an increase in population and its impact on farmers’ livelihoods. “The whole world is turning away from hunting. It is increasingly seen as an archaic practice. […]
POLL: Should “Toxic Mining” be banned to protect Alaska’s brown bears?
This summer, brown bears will converge on the pristine rivers, streams, and wetlands of Bristol Bay, Alaska to feed on sockeye salmon in preparation for a long winter of hibernation. But unless we act now, that magnificent wilderness and its abundant fish and wildlife could be devastated by one of the largest open-pit gold and […]
POLL: Should Trump’s border wall be scrapped to protect wildlife populations?
The infamous proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico has been, to put it lightly, controversial. The apple of the Trump administration’s eye, a total barrier between the two countries remains entrenched in the wish list of the U.S. president. But while Donald Trump maintains that it would effectively reduce illegal immigration, critics say […]
POLL: Should wild horses be protected from roundups and slaughter?
The Senate took a step in the right direction with a vote to protect wild horses and burros from slaughter, but the fight to keep them safe on the range is far from over. America’s wild horses and burros have been federally protected from “capture, branding, harassment, or death” under the Wild Free-Roaming Horse and […]
Important new breeding sites of mythical ibis discovered
It has had a dramatic history and was almost lost to extinction. Now this Critically Endangered bird is bouncing back with record breeding success in Morocco in 2017. As the day drew to a close, the orange light reflecting from the Atlantic seemed to soften the texture of the sun-baked Moroccan cliffs so much so […]
POLL: Should there be a tough crackdown on the trafficking of Pangolins?
Thai officials, acting on a tip, stopped two pickup trucks this week and made the heartbreaking discovery of 136 live pangolins, and nearly 1,000 pounds worth of their scales. Although these pangolins were lucky to be found while still alive, many others aren’t as fortunate. Sadly, these unique little creatures are being hunted to the […]