Jul 26, 2012:
Living with Wild Neighbors in Urban and Suburban Communities: A Guide for Local Leaders offers advice on how to solve problems without resorting to poisoning, trapping or killing animals.
May 17, 2012:
To implement a World Trade Organization ruling, U.S. lawmakers potentially could repeal or weaken the U.S. Dolphin Safelabel – a prospect registering protest from leading animal rescue groups.
Apr 18, 2012:
A new app for Apple’s iPad and iPhone combines science and technology to help save critically endangered North Atlantic right whales by reducing the threat of collisions with large ships.
Apr 17, 2012:
Canada’s annual seal hunt again stirred up protests from animal rights groups around the world, who pointed out that worsening ice conditions adds to the dangers to the pups and makes a sustainable "harvest" untenable.
Mar 30, 2012:
A group of scientists, animal activists, lawmakers and zoo officials are proposing what seems like a radical solution to the rapidly declining population of polar bears in the arctic - bring more into captivity, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Mar 30, 2012:
Scientists have been confounded by the rapid disappearance of bee colonies across the U.S. and around the world, but two recent studies suggest that pesticides are playing a leading role in the decline, The New York Times reports.
Mar 21, 2012:
Codenamed Operation WORTHY, this crackdown in in fourteen African nations resulted in the arrests of several dozen people and the recovery of more than 250 kilos of raw ivory, lion and leopard pelts, python and crocodile skins, and live birds. Illegal firearms and other contraband also were seized.
Mar 21, 2012:
The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of six wild burros in Arizona.
Mar 16, 2012:
Animal rights advocates are up in arms over the recent decision by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that will allow as many as 92 California sea lions to be killed each year in order to protect the Columbia River salmon, which swims in Oregon and Washington, Reuters reports.
Mar 16, 2012:
Scientists often find new species at the furthest corners of the globe, but one of the most recent discoveries was croaking right on Staten Island, New York, The Associated Press reports.
Mar 13, 2012:
A recent study by entomologists at the University of Illinois found that honey bees seem to have distinct "personalities" - some have a stronger desire to seek adventure than others, Wired.com reports.
Mar 12, 2012:
The Obama administration recently unveiled a $33 million bid that would ask farmers and landowners to help save seven rare and endangered animals across the country, The Baltimore Sun reports.
Mar 1, 2012:
Many people know how intelligent dolphins are, but a new study by researchers in the United Kingdom shows that they use unique calls to introduce themselves to other members of their species, Science Magazine reports.
Feb 28, 2012:
As other states in the mid and northwest United States de-list the gray wolf from their endangered species protection lists, one wolf in California draws attention and leaves many wondering what the Golden State will do with the wild canine, Reuters reports.
Feb 23, 2012:
U.S. wildlife investigators recently broke up an international rhinoceros smuggling ring that could save animals from being pawns in what has been an extremely lucrative trade, The Associated Press reports.
Feb 13, 2012:
Vanesaa Gibson has a Valentine's date. He may be more than 6 feet tall and weigh over 1,000 pounds, but Jack the Alaskan moose is protective of his foster mother, so much so that he doesn't like it when her human boyfriend comes around, The Daily Mail reports.
Feb 8, 2012:
Although dolphin strandings are fairly common this time of year, the members of the Marine Mammal Rescue and Research (MMRR) team at the International Fund for Animal Welfare say they’ve never seen anything like it in the past two weeks.
Jan 31, 2012:
Anacondas and alligators are literally fighting for the top spot in the food chain in the Florida Everglades, wiping out nearly all of the area's native mammals along the way, The Atlantic reports.
Jan 27, 2012:
California condors face a number of threats that have caused their population levels to dwindle to near-extinction, but a recent study found that lead poisoning is one of the biggest issues these birds face, Oregon Live reports.
Jan 24, 2012:
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) raised its listing of the Sumatran elephant from "endangered" to "critically endangered," spurring the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to warn that the species could be extinct in the wild in less than 30 years unless immediate steps are taken, Reuters reports.
Jan 20, 2012:
The Miller's grizzled langur was thought to be extinct in the wild, but the endangered primate was recently caught on camera by scientists on the island of Boreno in Indonesia, BBC News reports.
Jan 17, 2012:
As divers search for the 29 people who are still missing after the Costa Concordia cruise ship capsized Friday night off the coast of Italy, marine conservationists are concerned about the impact on the resident animals.
Jan 13, 2012:
Animal rescue efforts in the Netherlands are working to save baby seals that were separated from their mothers during the storms that have ravaged the coast in recent months, The Associated Press reports.
Dec 22, 2011:
Canada lynx have been spotted in New Hampshire more frequently recently, leading biologusts and conservationists to believe that the endangered wild cat may be making a comeback, The Wire reports.
Dec 20, 2011:
The federal government recently proposed a new rule that would end a loophole in the Endangered Species Act that allows species to be classified differently in neighboring states, The Associated Press reports.
Dec 19, 2011:
Harp seals are the primary target of Canada's commercial seal hunt, but now that the Russian Federation, Kazakcstan and Belarus has prohibited further import and export of fur from the animals, Canada is under pressure to do the same.
Dec 14, 2011:
The Elvis monkey, a self-cloning skunk and a Limestone leaf warbler are some of the 208 species that were found and described for the first time recently in a new World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report.
Dec 1, 2011:
There are a number of governmental regulations in place to protect endangered species, but researchers are working to develop a technological system that gives insight into their lives when humans are not around.
Nov 28, 2011:
After spending decades in scientific laboratories, five elderly chimpanzees were brought to the Chimp Haven sanctuary in Keithville, Louisiana, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) reports.
Nov 18, 2011:
The ludong, the most expensive fish in the Philippines, may be on its way to extinction, according to a recent preliminary study by the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI), The Philippine Star reports.
Nov 17, 2011:
A new game for the iPhone and Android seeks to raise awareness about endangered animals - featuring photos from ARKive and challenging players through a series of facts about endangered species, Gamasutra reports.
Nov 17, 2011:
Veterinarians at SeaWorld have developed a custom-fitting back brace for a female pilot whale at the amusement park that suffers from severe scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Nov 10, 2011:
The marsh harrier breed of hawk has been found to dress itself up as a female during mating, leading biologists to believe that they are seeking an advantage in the mating game, AFP reports.
Nov 9, 2011:
Conservationists are urging Zulu people in South Africa to replace real leopard pelts used in ceremonies with fake ones in order to conserve the diminishing leopard population, NBC Chicago reports.
Nov 8, 2011:
Thanks to the work of an animal welfare group and a philanthropic organization, everyone on the World Wide Web will be able to watch as polar bears migrate through Canada, the International Business Times reports.
Nov 4, 2011:
Officials from the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission discussed a plan that will decide whether or not wolves will become delisted as an endangered species in the state, the Associated Press reports.
Nov 4, 2011:
When an estimated 843,000 gallons of oil spilled into Talmadge Creek and the Kalamazoo River in Michigan last July, no one anticipated that it would take more than a year to repair the damage done, The Battle Creek Enquirer reports.
Nov 1, 2011:
Young children from a school in Syracuse, New York, formed a club with the goal of ending the Canadian seal hunt, during which the Canadian government allows hundreds of thousands of baby seals to be killed for fur each year, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) reports.
Oct 28, 2011:
The populations of lions, tigers, leopards, cheetahs and other big cats have decreased dramatically in the past 50 years and experts warn that they may die out altogether in the next 20 if nothing is done to stop it, USA Today reports.
Oct 24, 2011:
After the October 5 oil spill jeopardized the lives of thousands of marine animals off the coast of New Zealand, concerned global citizens have reached for their yarn and knitting needles to help out, The Huffington Post reports.
Oct 20, 2011:
The U.S. District Court recently ruled that importing polar bear trophies such as rugs into the United States is illegal, citing that their status as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, GlobalAnimal.org reports.
Oct 20, 2011:
The Center for Biological Diversity released a new report recently outlining the best ways that the federal government can ensure that endangered plants and animal species are protected to the fullest extent under the Endangered Species Act.
Oct 13, 2011:
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is planning on helping the wildlife in its area survive the winter by setting up food plots to feed animals who need help finding nourishment over the long winter months, the Camp Lejeune Globe reports.
Oct 10, 2011:
Governor Jerry Brown recently signed legislation that makes California the fourth state in the nation to ban the practice of shark finning, the Humane Society of the United States reports.
Oct 10, 2011:
The Department of Defense recently spent $30,000 to construct a greenhouse for an endangered butterfly species that has taken up residence at U.S. military base Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state, Treehugger.com reports.
Oct 7, 2011:
The National Zoo's conservation center in Virginia recently sent 26 black-footed ferrets to a type of "boot camp" that experts believe will prepare them for life in the wild, the Associated Press reports.
Oct 7, 2011:
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recently announced that it will extend the deadline for high school students to submit their black bear public service announcement videos.
Sep 28, 2011:
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is conducting an in-depth review to determine whether 374 fresh-water species found in 12 Southern states should be protected under the Endangered Species Act, The Washington Post reports.
Sep 28, 2011:
In honor of World Rabies Day on September 28, agencies across the globe are encouraging animal owners to vaccinate their pets and livestock against the disease to prevent it from spreading among animals and to humans.
Sep 26, 2011:
The Southeast Texas Bear Refuge (STBR) is a place where bears who have been bred in captivity and used in the entertainment or pet trade industry can come to have a chance at life as it should have been for them, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Sep 20, 2011:
Conservationists have hope of curbing the spread of cane toads across Australia after a scientific breakthrough has shown it is possible to trap female toads using ultraviolet lights and recordings of the male toad's call, The Telegraph reports.
Sep 19, 2011:
The loggerhead sea turtle has been divided into nine distinct population segments depending on where they live, listing five as endangered and four as threatened, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Sep 14, 2011:
The annual Meet a Monarch Festival gave local residents of Montville, New Jersey, a chance to say farewell to the orange and black butterflies that are migrating to Mexico for the winter, the Daily Record reports.
Aug 31, 2011:
The second season of Montana wolf hunting in the 21st century will begin this Saturday, after several years of heated debate over the species' status as endangered, threatened and plentiful, The Kaimin reports.
Aug 11, 2011:
A California woman who plead guilty to feeding big game in court on Monday will not be sentenced until August 8, 2014, allowing her three years to change her behavior, the Associated Press reports.
Aug 9, 2011:
The Iron County Commission in Iron County, Utah, is trying to lobby political leaders for the right to remove Utah's prairie dogs from commercial places such as airports, cemetaries and golf courses, The Spectrum reports.
Aug 2, 2011:
Seagulls are common on Coney Island, but the recent sighting of the gray-hooded gull, a bird that is native to Africa or South America, drew crowds of people from as far away as Chicago, The New York Times reports.
Aug 1, 2011:
Whale activist and expert Michael Fishbach was traveling through the Sea of Cortez in northwest Mexico over Valentine's Day with family and friends when they thought they saw a dead whale.
Jul 29, 2011:
A debate has opened over the endangered status of flying foxes in Australia, as ten horses have died within a month from the hendra virus contracted from the bats, according to a report in Australian Broadcasting Corporation News.
Jul 28, 2011:
SeaWorld is standing by its commitment to help save animals in the ocean as it finishes up a new dolphin medical facility next to its park in Orlando, Florida, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
Jul 25, 2011:
A new study in the journal Science has weighty implications for those interested in the crusade to help animals at risk, the Washington Post reports. As sharks, big cats and wolves have been on the decline, the effect of their loss is seen at every level of the food chain, both on land and at sea.
Jul 22, 2011:
Wildlife officials in Tennessee recently tranquilized a black bear roaming the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in order to remove a plastic jar that had been stuck on its head for at least three weeks, the Washington Post reports.
Jul 22, 2011:
The Humane Society of the United States reported that it is cleaning up the Yellowstone River oil spill along with Exxon Mobile, the International Bird Rescue and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).
Jul 21, 2011:
"Both of us grabbed our phones to take a picture of it. As we fumbled with that, it got up - three hops and it was gone." That's what Don Eastbrook told CTV News Winnipeg after he was working the front desk of a Winnipeg motel and spotted a seven-foot, 200-pound cougar outside on the lawn.
Jul 21, 2011:
In the face of states seeking to remove "threatened species" protections from the polar bear, a U.S. District Court judge, Emmet Sullivan, has re-constituted the animal as still threatened.
Jul 21, 2011:
This July, federal judges, including U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan, have been urged to approve expanded protections for animals that are considered endangered, including the Pacific walrus, the Northern wolverine and the Miami blue butterfly, reports the Fresno Bee.
Jul 20, 2011:
Professors Jason and Jennifer Turner from the University of Hawaii helped a stranded endangered sea turtle as students watched the animal rescue, reports the University of Hawaii newsroom.
Jul 12, 2011:
Many of the world's missing species live in regions that have already been targeted as priorities for conservation by scientists, easing concerns over global conservation priorities, a new study found.
Jul 11, 2011:
No one will be able to shoot endangered antelopes without individual permits if a rule proposed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service gets passed, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) reports.
Jun 2, 2011:
The island of Bu Tinah was deemed a natural reserve in 2001 to help protect the marine wildlife, and awareness among fishermen is so great that locals almost never come into the restricted area
Apr 14, 2011:
A notice filed by two environmental groups, the Western Watersheds Project and the Center for Biological Diversity, indicate that they intend to sue the U.S. Interior Department over a petition to declare bisons an endangered species.
Apr 1, 2011:
The Environment Minister of India, Jairam Ramesh, has responded to positive results from the newest tiger census in India but at the same time warned about further territorial threats concerning wildlife.
Mar 29, 2011:
For an animal to follow another animal's gaze, in order to sense where food is hidden or where danger is coming from, is an advanced mental skill that researchers now say wolves possess, according to a recent article in Discovery News.
Mar 23, 2011:
A team of three researchers including Aida Bustamante and Panamanian biologist Ricardo Moreno are working to spread awareness in Costa Rica and Panama about the practice of killing jaguars, according to Discovery News.
Mar 8, 2011:
A new experiment from Lampang, Thailand, involving 12 elephants is proving that pachyderms not only understand logic but have at least the same cognitive abilities as chimpanzees and dolphins, according to Discovery News.
Mar 4, 2011:
Despite some controversy and potential footnotes, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) declared on Wednesday, March 2, that the eastern cougar is extinct, according to the Christian Science Monitor.
Mar 2, 2011:
The Sunshine state is a popular location for sun-seekers and retirees, and it appears that many exotic animals rescued from cruel traveling acts and abusive owners are also flocking to the states many animal rescue centers, reports Tampa Bay Online.
Mar 1, 2011:
A recent report from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources indicates that gray wolf populations in the state are strong, according to The Wausau Daily Herald. The gray wolf numbers in the region have been steadily inclining over the past few years.
Feb 25, 2011:
An 11-year-old Doberman in Marco Islands, Florida, was missing for more than 15 hours when residents were alerted to his location by dolphins making loud splashing sounds, according to the United Press International (UPI).
Feb 25, 2011:
An animal rescue in the European Union's future tallest building involved a red fox named Romeo, who was found living atop the 72-story Shard building. The animal had been there for about two weeks, according to MyFox New York.
Feb 15, 2011:
Environmental Research Letters recently published a study indicating that wolverines are in danger of losing vast amount of habitat space due to global warming, according to the National Geographic.
Feb 11, 2011:
When officials at the Howletts Wild Animal Park in Canterbury, England, could not help a collapsed elephant, even with a forklift, they called the Kent Fire and Rescue Service, according to the BBC.
Feb 2, 2011:
A wild coyote first spotted on the frozen Charles River yesterday morning is now at Tufts Wildlife Clinic, after being saved by the Animal Rescue League of Boston, according to the Boston Globe.
Jan 31, 2011:
Many biologists and evolutionary theorists have pondered over the peculiar shape of the seahorse. New research indicates that the animal's s-curve figure is the result of evolution that allowed the creature to be a better hunter, according to The Daily Mail.
Jan 31, 2011:
Scientists studying polar bears in an area known as the Beaufort Sea, north of Canada, witnessed one of the animals swimming without stopping for a total of nine days. During this time, the bear traveled more than 426 miles, according to The Daily Mail.
Jan 28, 2011:
The tiger population of Asia could grow to 10,000, triple the current number, if the landscapes of their natural habitat are well maintained, reports a new study published in the journal Conservation Letters.
Jan 28, 2011:
Though he was primarily known for his literature, it seems that Vladimir Nabokov may have been somewhat of a scientist. The author of Lolita was an expert on butterflies, and though his theories about the insects were largely ignored during his life, it appears that he was very accurate, according to The New York Times.
Jan 27, 2011:
A Gorilla at Britain's Port Lympne Wild Animal Park shocked trainers at the facility when he stood on his hind legs, much like a human. It appears as though the ape's ability to stand upright may be hereditary, reports MSNBC.
Jan 25, 2011:
Lonesome George, a 90-year-old giant tortoise on Ecuador's famous Galapagos Islands, is the last of his kind. Conservationists and animal rescue workers hope to encourage the large reptile to mate in order to keep his species alive, according to NTD Television.
Jan 25, 2011:
Though many have argued that long-distance animal migration may lend to the spread of infectious diseases such as West Nile Virus, a recent paper published in the journal Science indicates that in some cases, the contrary may be true, according to the U.S. News and World Report.
Jan 25, 2011:
A recent study by researchers at the University of Cincinnati indicates that male wolf spiders have a unique method of attracting their mates. The breed of arachnid, found in the eastern U.S. and Canada, adjusts its seduction methods in order to accommodate the surface on which they are trying to woo their mate.
Jan 24, 2011:
The landscape architecture firm Michael Van Valkenburgh and Associates was recently named the winner of a contest seeking experts who could design an animal-friendly highway crossing on Interstate 70 in Colorado, according to the New York Times.
Jan 21, 2011:
A koala joey who has spent the bulk of the last seven months tucked safely inside his mother's pouch recently showed his face to the public for the first time at the Riverbanks Zoo and garden in Columbia, South Carolina, reports WISTV 10.
Jan 21, 2011:
In an effort to curb animal cruelty, China has placed a ban on it's controversial animal circuses. Among other abuses, the shows often allowed audience members to purchase live animals such as goats, chickens, horses and other animals and watch them be fed to big cats, according to the Telegraph.
Jan 20, 2011:
A group of 25 circus lions were recently rescued from where they were being kept in Bolivia. The big cats will be relocated to the U.S., where they will be taken into an environment much more suitable for wildlife, according to CatChannel.com.
Jan 19, 2011:
A chihuahua named Chico narrowly escaped the talons of an owl while he was out for a nighttime walk with his owner. Fortunately, the dog was wearing a jacket that prevented the winged creature from getting a good grip, reports the Northwest Herald.
Jan 19, 2011:
Sparkie, a male reticulated giraffe born on Friday, January 14, is the newest creature at the Bayou Wildlife Park in Dickinson, Texas. His birth is no small matter - in fact, the infant stands at nearly 6 feet tall and weights 160 pounds, according to Texas' KHOU.
Jan 14, 2011:
A female Brazilian wolf who had been hit by a truck became the first wild animal whose injuries were treated with the use of stem cells. The animal was cared for at the Brazilian National Zoo, according to PopSci.com.
Jan 14, 2011:
A new study has shed some light on the ancestry of the African elephant, Discovery.com reports. The results show that the African savannah elephant and the African forest elephant are actually two different species.
Dec 27, 2010:
Those living in California are experiencing quite the unfortunate weather at the moment. The Golden State is currently facing a record amount of rain, causing local residents to deal with the consequences.
Dec 27, 2010:
It looks as though children aren't the only ones in this world who use toys to foster their imagination. According to CNN.com, a group of researchers has stated that many young female chimpanzees play with sticks the same way young girls often act with dolls.
Dec 17, 2010:
It was in 2006 that scientists were alerted to a polar and grizzly bear hybrid. Now, LiveScience.com reports that researchers have discovered scores of further examples of Arctic creatures who are mating outside their species.
Dec 14, 2010:
Much attention has been paid to giant pandas, one of the cutest animals considered to be endangered at the moment. However, it looks as though another creature will soon be getting government protection as well.
Nov 12, 2010:
We often hear tales of humans going the extra mile to rescue our animal friends, but during a recent surfing trip, legendary actor Dick Van Dyke had the tables turned and received some much needed help from a few wild creatures.
Oct 26, 2010:
Big Dad's Big Cat Rescue and Educational Center in Wisconsin has a few tenants who wouldn't necessarily qualify as your average house pets, but they're receiving the needed attention to grow and live in an interesting habitat.
Sep 24, 2010:
Several of the world's leading wildlife conservation organizations came together this year to create a report on wild cats and canids, "The Fading Call of the Wild." The report highlights fifteen species of wild cats and canids (which include wild dogs, wolves, foxes, and jackals) in dire need of protection.
Jul 12, 2010:
Darlene Schroeder is considered an animal's best friend by her friends and family. She is always keeping a watchful eye on the wildlife around her community in Mississippi, The Clarion Ledger reports.
Jun 18, 2010:
Officials performed an animal rescue off the coast of Naples, Florida, after a dolphin, nicknamed The Beast, had become entangled in fishing and anchor lines from a boat, The Naples Daily News reports.
Apr 15, 2010:
When a new baby enters the world, its bright, curious eyes and tentative movements are enough to move any onlooker into awe and wonder - even if the little bundle of joy weights more than 250 pounds and has a long trunk!
Apr 1, 2010:
There's no denying a mother's instinct - even if it's demonstrated through the actions of the toy poodle who recently took responsibility for four injured baby squirrels and nursed them back to health.
Mar 30, 2010:
With giant white tusks, a long nimble trunk and enormous, floppy ears, elephants are not often confused with other members of the animal kingdom. But according to new research, it's an elephant's likeness to an all-terrain vehicle that really sets the beast apart.
Mar 18, 2010:
In many communities around the nation, concerns over pet population have animated citizens, policymakers and animal rescue shelter owners. But dogs and cats aren't the only members of the animal kingdom drawing interest.
Mar 15, 2010:
Last week, 50 feet of hip-deep mud wasn't enough to keep animal rescue workers from saving 16 Atlantic white-sided dolphins that were stranded in the marshlands off the coast of Cape Cod.
Mar 5, 2010:
Dog owners sometimes spend months looking for their lost pet, hanging up fliers and driving through the neighborhood with squeak toys and milk bones. But we're left to wonder, how long does a dog spend on the hunt for his owners?
Feb 19, 2010:
It seems like a noble idea to change laws so that animal rescue groups could provide care for a population of wild cats, but some decision makers in Athens, Georgia, say the move could cause more harm than good.