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    10 of the Most Endangered Animals in the U.S.

    10 of the Most Endangered Animals in the U.S.

    When you think of endangered species, elephants, tigers, and rhinos might come to mind. While there are hundreds of species around the world that are threatened with extinction and deserve our attention, there are many animals in our own backyard with dwindling populations. Learning about these creatures is important to aiding in their conservation efforts, whether that means donating to organizations focused on endangered species in the U.S. or telling your representatives to pass laws to help protect vulnerable species.

    U.S. Wildlife Services Killed Over 1.75 Million Animals in 2021

    U.S. Wildlife Services Killed Over 1.75 Million Animals in 2021

    Over the course of 2021, Wildlife Services, an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), killed over 1.75 million animals. The program noted it kills animals to protect agriculture, human health and vulnerable species, but conservationists are protesting the killings, which equate to about 200 deaths per hour throughout the year. According to Wildlife […]

    Over 200 Newly Discovered Freshwater Species: Shoal Report

    Over 200 Newly Discovered Freshwater Species: Shoal Report

    A new species report from Shoal, a freshwater conservation organization, has shared the discovery of 212 freshwater species identified by scientists in 2021. The New Species 2021 Report shows a diverse range of freshwater species new to science found around the world. Ninety-four of the newly discovered creatures were found in South America, 82 were […]

    In Panama, Nature Now Has Rights Just Like People and Corporations

    In Panama, Nature Now Has Rights Just Like People and Corporations

    In Panama, scientists, lawyers and politicians are working together to dismantle current legal systems and popular mindsets about Nature. And, they’re collaborating to build it back better for the future of their country and the planet.  It all started with Callie Veelenturf, an American marine conservation biologist and National Geographic explorer. While studying sea turtles […]

    118 Invasive Species Found in Illegal Zoo

    118 Invasive Species Found in Illegal Zoo

    In Gran Canaria, part of the Canary Islands, police have recovered 139 animals, most of which were invasive species and several of which are dangerous. The lineup includes iguanas, pythons, giant African snails, and caimans. Authorities, part of the Seprona environmental division of the Guardia Civil, investigated the property after the owner died, and word […]

    Great Barrier Reef Experiences ‘Widespread’ Bleaching

    Great Barrier Reef Experiences ‘Widespread’ Bleaching

    The coral of the Great Barrier Reef is experiencing “widespread” bleaching just two years after the reef’s last mass bleaching event in 2020. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority said Friday it had observed the bleaching after conducting surveillance flights over the 1,243-mile reef, as AFP reported.  “Bleaching has been detected across the Marine […]