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
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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
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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
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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.
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(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,
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“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
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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.
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(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
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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
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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
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Black-necked Stilt. Photo: Teresa Hedden/Audubon Photography Awards Utah’s well-being hinges on the long-term health of Great Salt Lake. That reality is made even clearer in a report commissioned by the Great Salt Lake Advisory Council that outlines the potential economic costs that could ensue if the lake’s ecosystem collapsed. With Great Salt Lake’s water levels
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Acorn Woodpecker. Photo: Wen-Kai Weng/Audubon Photography Awards 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. A large, dark woodpecker clings to the side of a tree. Its face is almost clown-like, boldly patterned in
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