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Dozens of conservation scientists, including several from Oregon State University, issued a call to halt a crisis among the world's large animals that could lead to their imminent extinction. In a paper published in the journal BioScience, 43 wildlife wildlife experts from six continents issue...
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It’s World Animal Day!  Like we needed an excuse to celebrate the amazing creatures that walk the earth. But what exactly is World Animal Day about? Put simply, it’s ‘to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe.’ Wonderful. Here are 9 things y...
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Stunning environmental doc Racing Extinction  Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past year+, you’re already aware of the latest motion picture project from the team responsible for the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove. Though the name has changed (at one time titled Si...
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“I was shocked and outraged to hear the story of Cecil, Zimbabwe’s much loved lion. Not only is it incomprehensible to me that anyone would want to kill an endangered animal (fewer than 20,000 wild lions in Africa today) but to lure Cecil from the safety of a national park and then to shoot him with...
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The past five mass extinctions on Earth were caused by large-scale natural disasters like meteors or enormous chains of volcanic eruptions, wiping out between half and 96% of all living species. But the modern mass extinction isn't being caused by a freak act of nature, the researchers say. It's be...
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In today’s guest blog for EIA, Save Wild Tigers founder Simon Clinton talks about his abiding passion for the endangered big cats and lifts the lid on several unique fundraising events his initiative has in store throughout the year. I was recently asked, in a live radio interview in Kuala Lumpur w...
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Two recently released studies brought bad news for those living near coastlines around the world. One published in the peer-reviewed Nature Climate Change, the other in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the studies showed that existing computer models might hav...
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Most of us share our homes with animals, so we know that they provide us with companionship, teach us how to love unconditionally and help us enjoy the outdoors and get more exercise. But wild animals also quietly provide us with many other benefits that we rarely notice. As we count our blessings t...
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It's often said cockroaches could withstand a nuclear explosion. But another creature, dubbed 'nature's greatest survivor,' is even more invincible, and you've probably never even heard of it. Tardigrades, also known as water bears, are some of the most fascinating animals in world because they ca...
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All images courtesy of Eric Vanasse/UGallery In the "Losing Paradise" series, Canadian artist Eric Vanasse speculates on the figurative long-term consequences of climate change and habitat destruction. The thought-provoking collection of paintings pose important questions regarding t...
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Polar bears adapted to life in cold Arctic climates in part by relying on a high-fat diet mainly consisting of seals and their blubber. In a study published by Cell Press May 8th in the journal Cell, researchers discovered that mutations in genes involved in cardiovascular function allowed pola...
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Nonhuman persons are real close to having more rights, including Habeas Corpus. As animal activists take center stage in protecting the rights of animals, attorneys have been hired to defend their cases. Citing the right to appear before a judge and be released from unlawful detention, hab...
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Just two year's before his assassination, Julius Caesar brought to Rome one of the world's most astonishing living creatures: a giraffe. The animal was among Caesar's spoils from his campaign in Egypt and according to the Roman writer, Dio, the giraffe, which was arguably the first to ever touch Eur...
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May 18 is Endangered Species Day, an annual holiday introduced by the U.S. Senate in 2006 to raise awareness of endangered plants and animals and "promote species conservation worldwide." Honoring species on the brink of extinction may sound like a bummer, but Endangered Species Day isn't meant...
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  Wildlife ARE OUR Canaries in the Coal Mine When they are endangered can we be far behind? Our challenge is learning a more enlightened approach to the human endeavor. Like it or not we are the most powerful species that has appeared on Earth. We are de facto ecological managers. Wildlife c...
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The enormous decline of large, apex predators and "consumers" ranging from wolves to lions, sharks and sea otters may represent the most powerful impacts humans have ever had on Earth's ecosystems, a group of 24 researchers concluded today in a new report in the journal Science. The decline of such...
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The species' endangered status will be lifted and wolf hunting will resume in Idaho and Montana under a settlement reached by wildlife advocates and the Interior Department.   BILLINGS, Mont.—— Facing mounting pressure from Congress over gray wolves, wildlife advocates reached an agreement ...
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