Along with being a successful project that has made a big difference for local cats, the story of The American Museum of the House Cat and its associated shelter is also about following passions and giving back post-retirement.
These semiaquatic rodents can reproduce rapidly and cause environmental degradation in habitats where they lack predators, but that doesn’t mean they deserve to be killed. A program in Italy has had great success with surgically sterilizing and releasing them.
Cities will certainly be the most important human habitat going into the foreseeable future, and it is crucial that we get them right. It is essential to understand that our well-being is tied to a connection to nature and that nature in the city is not an amenity but a necessity.
European honey-buzzards are fearless in the face of stinging wasps and hornets, but they have no defense against illegal shooting for sport. In Italy, “anti-poaching camps” sparked an extremely successful movement which has saved thousands of honey-buzzards.
A gangly, bald, leathery bird with a penchant for eating garbage, the greater adjutant’s unconventional appearance has brought them to the edge of extinction. But in India, an all-female group of conservationists is fighting to clear the adjutant’s name.
The Eurasian blackcap’s beautiful song has inspired humanity for centuries. But in Cyprus today, it is silenced by industrial-level illegal trapping, all to fuel an unlawful trade in local delicacies. Could education be the solution?
Compassionate conservation takes the well-being of wild lives as a core commitment. For the compassionate conservationist, forms of conservation that do not consider the well-being of other animals and their environments as an equal concern to other conservation goals are fundamentally unethical.
Security forces are now equipped with slingshots to fend off monkeys who harass visitors at the Taj Mahal. The root cause of this conflict between humans and rhesus macaques is the eradication of the monkeys’ natural habitat, which has forced them into proximity with humans.
This course of action is a death knell for the still-vulnerable species. Nearly 3,500 wolves have been killed just in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming since 2011 when wolves in those states lost federal protections.
Two colonies of wild boar in the United Kingdom are under imminent threat of being culled. Animal Aid UK reports on their ongoing fight to save the boar and how you can get involved.
Hailed for their intelligence and majesty, Egyptian vultures were admired and worshiped throughout history. But decimated by poisoning, electrocution and illegal trophy hunting, the bird that was once an ancient Egyptian hieroglyph is now endangered.
Before more exploitation of the natural world is proposed as a way to solve rural poverty in developing African countries, we need to interrogate the nature of corrupt and damaging financial relationships between those countries and the wealthy global North.