(Picture Credit: Johner Images/Getty Images) How do you get your dog to do something without saying a word? Scientists at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel may have the answer in the form of a vibrating haptic vest. The vest acts as a middle ground between owner and pet. Vibrations from the dog
Red-necked Phalarope. Photo: Aaron Budgor/Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) This audio story is brought to you by BirdNote, a partner of The National Audubon Society. BirdNote episodes air daily on public radio stations nationwide. Transcript: This is BirdNote. Red-necked Phalaropes are sandpipers that make their living from the sea. They breed on the arctic tundra but
A rescued cat who had adopted two orphaned kittens, took in another one when she heard his cries. Lisa Krakosky Winnie the cat was brought to a county shelter in Orlando, Florida and gave birth to a singleton (named Kevin) while she was there. Pet Alliance Greater Orlando took in the mother and son duo
These heartbreaking images show endangered orangutans made homeless as farmers jeopardise their habitat. The pictures show a troop of these magnificent creatures gathered near water at their reserve on Salat Island, Borneo, after being driven from wooded areas by illegal land clearing. Borneo orangutans are seen in Salat island as haze from the forest fires
The PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have swooped in to prevent hundreds of birds from being used in pesticide tests. A peer-reviewed paper co-authored by the two organizations reviewed 20 years of data from a test for pesticides in which birds are fed pesticide-laced food for days and
Almost all species of sea turtles are classified as endangered. They are often slaughtered for their eggs, meat, skin, and shells. They’re also victims of habitat destruction and plastic pollution. Fishing gear left in the ocean also causes turtles to die of entanglement. Lead Image Source : mundosemfim/Shutterstock On top of their many struggles, humans
A cat who had lived a rough and tumble life, purred up a storm when someone came back for him at the shelter. @mrwillisthecat A 6-year-old orange tabby was brought into Animal Humane Society in Minnesota after living most of his life on the streets. He was rough around the edges, covered in battle scars
An employee of a Home Depot heard meowing outside and found a tiny calico kitten in need of help. Casaundra Maimone About three weeks old, Casaundra Maimone, a foster volunteer of Juliet’s House Animal Rescue (in Greensboro, North Carolina), received a call about a kitten found outside a Home Depot. A store employee heard her
Welcome to the “Best Photo of the Month” competition showcasing and celebrating the biodiversity of Planet Earth. Voting is easy and lots of fun. First click an image and the slideshow will start automatically. Then select the three images you like best of all and click the VOTE button at the bottom of the page.
The other day, Margaret Neville was strolling through the garden on her farm in South Africa when something remarkable caught her eye. There, on a branch in her lavender bush, was an insect unlike any she’d seen before: “I was amazed at first sight,” Neville told The Dodo. And it’s easy to see why. Margaret
Sanford was once described as a “broken dog” — but these days, he can’t stop smiling. Karen Velazquez, Sanford’s foster mom, says he’s the happiest dog she’s ever met. “I am presently on my 52nd foster, and I can genuinely say that I’ve never had anyone as jovial as him,” Velazquez told The Dodo. “He
Several weeks ago, a huge bushfire tore its way along the Sunshine Coast in Australia. People had to evacuate, homes were destroyed — and the wildlife who call that area home were left struggling. “The fire occurred in the bushland near Peregian Beach and Peregian Breeze,” Stuart McKenzie, of Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7, told
An open letter published this past week in Science urges Congress to fund conservation laws at the level needed to recover endangered species, a standard the U.S. government currently fails to meet. The letter, written by researchers at the nonprofit Defenders of Wildlife and co-signed by 1,648 scientists and counting, stresses that the ongoing biodiversity crisis, in
These two kittens who were rescued from an uncertain fate, share an incredible bond. Barb @kitten_faces Wally and Eve were found on the side of the road when a Good Samaritan heard meowing from a garbage bag. She discovered three kittens huddled inside. The kind-hearted lady took them to the Whitley County Humane Society for
The provincial government is proposing a predator cull that would kill more than 80 per cent of the wolf population in parts of central British Columbia that are home to threatened caribou herds, according to correspondence from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. “The objective of this wolf reduction program
This pup named Sugarfoot never it coming. Last week, she was at a park in Pennsylvania with her best pal Natalaya Hines when someone unexpected briefly dropped in to join them. Natalaya Hines While Hines sat, enjoying the sight of her happy dog running around in the grass, a pretty alarming thing happened. Seemingly out
Baltimore Oriole. Photo: Shari McCollough/Audubon Photography Awards NEW YORK — “The Market Choice Act represents important progress for a world in crisis that needs immediate relief,” said David Yarnold, president and CEO of the National Audubon Society. “We cannot afford to wait for an ideal solution when a warming climate is actively threatening all living things.
(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Why do cats purr? It seems like a simple question with a simple answer. Cats purr because they’re happy, right? While this is true, cats also purr for reasons aside from showing how content they are. In fact, it may be difficult to decipher exactly why your cat is purring. However,
A woman spotted a stray kitten trapped in plastic. She immediately rushed to her rescue. Whitney Malin Earlier this month, Whitney Malin, an animal rescuer based in South Orange, New Jersey, found a kitten entangled in plastic packaging, in need of help. The little stray was very shy and would not let anyone near her.
“Horrendous” cases of animals being abused to please tourists across Europe have been filmed by investigators. In one example, a wild bear is put on a skateboard, made to stand upright and pushed on a slide for circus audiences in the Czech Republic, despite looking sick and underfed, the researchers say. Bears on skateboards and
Four years ago, Jack went missing from his yard in Ontario, Canada. His dad looked everywhere for him, but the 4-year-old dog was nowhere to be found, and his dad was absolutely devastated that he had lost his best friend. “I did posts on social media, put up flyers, talked to people around the community
Brown Pelican. Photo: Teri Franzen/Audubon Photography Awards SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The National Audubon Society today praised an announcement today by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra that California is leading 16 other states, the District of Columbia, and the City of New York in filing a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s rollback of the federal Endangered Species Act.
(Picture Credit: evergreentree/Getty Images) You may have heard of the term “splooting” floating around the internet in reference to our animal pals. But what does it mean? And do cats sploot? Our pets are so adorable that the online pet community has birthed its own ridiculous but hilarious slang to describe our furry friends and
Boreal forest in Ontario, Canada. Photo: Karen Burgess/Alamy This post was originally published at www.borealconservation.org. Is it possible to find good news when you hear of the loss of three billion birds? A study recently published in Science found there are three billion fewer North American birds than there were in the 1970s. This drastic loss was
Common Murre. Photo: Mick Thompson/Eastside Audubon As the Climate Action Summit continues this week, the UN has released a new report detailing the effects of climate change on the Earth’s best asset: the ocean. The first of its kind, this report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change illustrates the need to take dramatic action
MONACO (Sept. 25, 2019) —The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report today outlining how climate change is negatively impacting the ocean at an accelerating rate. Without climate action, impacts will only get more severe. “Right now, seabirds are imperiled – their populations have declined by 70 percent since 1950,” said Karen
A tiny orphaned kitten who was found all alone, now has three adoring canine friends. Beth Walden @mr_tiny_pants On September 1st, Beth Walden from Florida saw an urgent plea about a days-old kitten on Facebook. The little one was found abandoned outside and needed someone to rescue him. Beth responded right away and offered to
WASHINGTON— The Trump administration has authorized a U.S. hunter to import a lion trophy from Tanzania — the first allowed from that country since lions were given protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act in January 2016. A Florida man received permission to import the lion’s skin, skull, claws and teeth, according to U.S. Fish
For as long as he can remember, Chase Grossman has always adored dogs. He works for a local park system with tons of trails, so he sees a lot of dogs pass through every day. He always wants to pet them and say hello, but sometimes gets anxious and isn’t quite sure how to ask
In a world of constant change, it’s often disheartening to read of the downward decline of so many species of our animals, plants, and other lesser life forms. The culprits are easy to point fingers at. It’s often poaching, climate changes, and habitat disruption that will reduce the population of not just birds but also