Recognizing that extinction is irreversible, the U.S. did in 1973 what no country had done before: It established a commitment to protect and restore imperiled species. These six creatures are among the countless species saved from extinction in the last four decades.
Plant-based milks are better for animals and our planet, and dairy revenue is plummeting because people know it. This Thursday, celebrate the worldwide switch from dairy to dairy alternatives.
In the Philippines, rufous-headed hornbills have been driven to the brink of extinction by hunting and deforestation. But thanks to a new project, they are celebrated among local people, and have kicked off a movement to restore the area’s forests.
These seven farmers transformed their livelihoods to avoid inflicting unnecessary suffering on animals.
Clean meat, cultured meat, or lab-grown meat: whatever you call it, meat made without killing animals is coming.
Habitat destruction and fragmentation are a root cause of human-elephant conflict in Malaysia, where deforestation has pushed elephants out of their habitats. Friends of the Earth Malaysia argues that sanctuaries are not the answer.
Botswana has a growing population of humans and cattle, not elephants. Outside protected areas, desertification caused by cattle over-grazing too often gets ignored. Hunting will not solve this problem; appropriate land use planning will.
Fireflies light up our nights — and our imaginations. But human actions like spraying toxic pesticides are putting them and other critical bugs in danger. We need solutions that match the severity of the global extinction problem.
Exposure to artificial light in coral reefs is stifling the clownfish’s ability to reproduce, further impacting the species made famous by the movie Finding Nemo.
The trade in captive wildlife will likely continue until people realize that wild animals are beings with their own interests and desires, not objects to be confined or owned.
It is said that a tiger cannot change their stripes. Yet, after once hunting and killing a tiger for the subsistence of his family, now-BirdLife employee Mem Mai proves that people can change their ways, especially when given the opportunity.
The five governments that form part the enormous Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA) are failing to protect wildlife and the livelihoods of rural communities. Widespread poaching, logging, fencing, over-population and poor cross border co-operation are driving more people to poverty and causing wildlife to disappear.