Animals
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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One Cool Thing: TikTok Bird Beats

One Cool Thing: TikTok Bird Beats

You’ve heard of TikTok dances, but get ready for TikTok…bird songs? New York-based musician So Wylie is bringing birdy beats to the forefront of the “for you page.” She started by listening to the call of an owl. “I was like, this is kind of fire!” she told the National Audubon Society. “I immediately decided I was […]

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Spotted Lanternflies Invade Northeastern U.S.

Spotted Lanternflies Invade Northeastern U.S.

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer The spotted lanternfly, an invasive species endemic to Asia, has been causing damage to crops across the United States since it was first detected in 2014. At least five states have confirmed infestations and four more have noted the presence of the insect.  While it’s striking polka dots make […]

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Wildlife Crossings As Part Of The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Wildlife Crossings As Part Of The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

by Kate Wall, IFAW Senior Legislative Manager In Washington, D.C., the Senate has passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a piece of bipartisan legislation aimed at improving the nation’s transportation and utility infrastructure. Among the nearly 2,000 pages of text is something quite new for a federal infrastructure package: $350 million to build wildlife […]

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