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CITES Protects Endangered Species

Selling products made from endangered species is one of few …

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Infographic: Are You Consuming Unsustainable Palm Oil?

Grown in the tropics, the oil palm tree is harvested …

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What You Can Do for Global Tiger Day

Protecting species that we can see in our own back yards, …

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Are Your Souvenirs Part of the Problem?

The couple carrying 16 pounds of ivory confiscated at SeaTac Airport …

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The Week in Animal News: Javan Rhino Officially Extinct, Hawk With Nail Through its Head, and More (Slideshow)

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This week, we received the sobering news that the Javan Rhino is officially extinct: The last of its species was killed by poachers for its horn.

We also have news on a hawk with a nail shot through its head, humpback whales making…

From Yawning Lions to Buffalo-befriending Birds: Africa’s Threatened Animals in Stunning Photos (Slideshow)

Photo: WildiZe

For more than 10 years, the WildiZe African Conservation Foundation has been lending its support to conservation projects across Africa, from improving the relationship between locals and animals to developing sustainable farming pract…

More Humpback Whales in the North Pacific Than Previously Thought

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Scientists have recently come to the conclusion based on one of the largest ever studies on humpback whale populations that the population in the North Pacific is actually higher than previously thought. Scientists believe that n…

The Week in Animals News: Mass Animal Escape, Sweaters for Penguins, and More (Slideshow)

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Residents of Muskingum County in Ohio got quite a shock this week after dozens of exotic animals broke free from an area wildlife farm and took to the streets and highways.

We also have a project dedicated to knitting sweaters for…

49 Animals Killed After Suicidal Owner Released Them

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For more than twelve tense hours, heavily armed police officers near Zanesville, Ohio scoured the region for big cats, bears, and other exotic animals set loose from a local wildlife farm — ultimately killing nearly 50 of the 56 e…

Endangered Species List on the Periodic Table?

Phosphorous: A Broken Biogeochemical Cycle

It sounds ridiculous: how could an element on the periodic table be an endangered species? The scientist, James Elser of Arizona State University, who is asking if we need a ‘Red List’ for phosphorous uses t…