Animals
IFAW and Leonard Joel Host ‘Art to Roam” Virtual Art Auction to Benefit African Wildlife

IFAW and Leonard Joel Host ‘Art to Roam” Virtual Art Auction to Benefit African Wildlife

By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer In honor of World Animal Day on October 4th, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is hosting a virtual auction called “Art to Roam” in collaboration with Australian auction house Leonard Joel and creative studios worldwide. The event will raise funds for international artists, and also for the […]

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Komodo Dragons Threatened to Extinction by Climate Change

Komodo Dragons Threatened to Extinction by Climate Change

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer The Komodo dragon, the largest lizard on Earth, has been added to the IUCN “red list” — a sign that the species is near extinction. The cause? Climate change. Komodo dragons live on land very close to sea level, so the rising water levels could flood or destroy 30% […]

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One Cool Thing: A Picture Worth 1,000 Words

One Cool Thing: A Picture Worth 1,000 Words

As fires, hurricanes, and drought continue to sweep through the nation and the world, we don’t need to be reminded that nature can be violent and destructive, especially as climate change intensifies. But sometimes, we do need a reminder that it’s also incredibly resilient. That’s just what many of the amazing entries to the 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award […]

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IFAW Secures 29,000 Acres of Wildlife Habitat in Kenya With Community Support

IFAW Secures 29,000 Acres of Wildlife Habitat in Kenya With Community Support

  By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor A joint effort between the Olgulului Ololarashi Group Ranch (OOGR) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is proving that conservation benefits everyone. On Wednesday, the groups announced that they had secured 29,035 acres of land for wildlife habitats in Amboseli, Kenya, with the participation of 3,598 […]

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NOAA Announces New Protections for North Atlantic Right Whales After Year-Long Delay

NOAA Announces New Protections for North Atlantic Right Whales After Year-Long Delay

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor   In summer 2020, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) delayed new protections for the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale, drawing criticism from conservation groups. Now, NOAA has announced the introduction of these long-awaited regulations on the lobster fishing industry, which the administration says could reduce whale deaths and serious injuries by […]

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One Buggy Thing: Streetlights Threaten Caterpillars

One Buggy Thing: Streetlights Threaten Caterpillars

The world’s insect populations are in rapid decline under pressures from climate change, urbanization, invasive species, pesticides, and more. Now, scientists say that white LED lights popular for lighting streets are responsible for some catastrophic declines. Their findings have profound implications for the world’s tiny unsung heroes, who often build the foundations of their ecosystems. A UK Centre for Ecology […]

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