With the biodiversity crisis quite possibly surpassing climate change as the greatest threat to humanity, we explore why many do not seem to realize the urgency, and reveal why this year is the crucial time for a plan ‘B’.
An investigation by the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting reveals how the trophy hunting industry set up a conservation group as a front to persuade relevant authorities to allow hunting of threatened wildlife.
Dwindling salmon populations are threatening the Southern Resident orcas with starvation and extinction. Instead of encouraging humans to stop overfishing salmon or breaching the dams that restrict the fish’s movement, some are calling for the killing of seals and sea lions.
The recent lifting of Botswana’s elephant hunting ban was made possible, in part, by myths about elephants and the impacts of hunting. Those lies are exposed here.
Azerbaijan’s animal activist community has issued a statement pleading with the international community to help them put an end to the mass abuse and killing of stray dogs. Despite being illegal, the violence is carried out by authorities such as police and shelter employees.
At least one-fifth of mammal species found in Malaysia are facing extinction. The one things that all of these species have in common is that human beings are the cause of their path towards extinction.
One million species are at risk of extinction due to human activity, UN report says, yet the US administration proposes weakening protections for native species.
Quietly and without public input, the current US administration has effectively gutted the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. After a century of some protection by the US government, migratory birds are on their own.
‘Lonely Lammie’ has become the poster animal of South Africa’s struggling captive animals since the death of her partner Kinkel last year. The zoo’s decision flies in the face of worldwide outcry and numerous specialist recommendations.
California has shown national leadership by taking on innovative solutions to protect animals. Among the five bills advanced last week were a ban on wild animals in circuses, a ban on trapping fur-bearing animals, and a bill that mandates microchipping animals in shelters.
Will giraffes survive humanity? They are as iconic as lions, rhinos and elephants, and their long-term existence in the wild is under a similar threat. However, the world’s tallest animals get much less public attention and protection.