According to a new study, children believe humans and farm animals should be treated in the same ways, but they start to lose these beliefs as they become teenagers. The study notes that speciesism is learned in adolescence. The study, done by researches at Exeter University and Oxford University, asked people of different age groups: […]
In December of last year, Florida wildlife officials decided on an unprecedented way to try and save the state’s starving manatees: outright feeding them. Now, as the trial feeding program draws to a close with warmer weather, officials say they can count it as a success.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
The Sonoran Desert toad excretes a chemical that can induce a psychedelic experience so memorable that some people call it the “God molecule.” But, unfortunately, the largest native toad in the U.S. is not immortal. Conservationists are now warning that demand for the toad’s psychedelic toxin could put the species at risk.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]