Animals
New WWF Report Finds Human-Wildlife Conflict a Major Threat to Both Groups

New WWF Report Finds Human-Wildlife Conflict a Major Threat to Both Groups

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer A new report from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the UN Environment Program (UNEP) warns that conflict between humans and wildlife is one of the main threats facing the survival of some of the world’s most beloved species. The report, A Future for All: The need for human-wildlife coexistence, says that to […]

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Interview of the Week: Shannon Walajtys click button

Interview of the Week: Shannon Walajtys

Wildfire season is already underway, tropical storm Elsa is heading toward Orlando, and heat emergencies have gripped the West Coast. Part of adapting to a world affected by climate change is being prepared for disasters that may arise. While this is important for you, your home, and your family, you should also have a disaster […]

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Congress Urges Biden to Declare Extinction Crisis a National Emergency

Congress Urges Biden to Declare Extinction Crisis a National Emergency

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer On Friday, nine Representatives introduced a bill that would direct the President to declare the global extinction crisis a national emergency. The Extinction Crisis Emergency Act would designate resources and agencies to evaluate and protect threatened species across the country and crack down on international endangered animal trade. Advocates say that […]

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Australia’s Koalas May Hit Endangered List

Australia’s Koalas May Hit Endangered List

Australia’s iconic marsupial, the koala, may make it onto the country’s list of endangered species, particularly on Australia’s east coast, according to the Minister for the Environment, Sussan Ley. Koalas are listed as a vulnerable species in New South Wales (NSW), Queensland, and the ACT, but could soon join the list of Australia’s 40 other […]

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Klamath River Dams Will be Demolished to Save the Salmon

Klamath River Dams Will be Demolished to Save the Salmon

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Hundreds of thousands of California’s salmon are dying in a parasite epidemic. To save them, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has authorized the demolition of four hydroelectric dams on the California-Oregon border. The project is the largest of its kind ever embarked on in the U.S. and is expected to begin in […]

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DNA Could Help Reunite Orphaned Elephant With Herd

DNA Could Help Reunite Orphaned Elephant With Herd

Experts are one step closer to confirming the family herd of an orphaned elephant in West Africa after DNA analysis provided crucial information showing family members could be close by.    The elephant, named Nania, was rescued by local community members when she was just three months old. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was […]

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