Study Finds that Giraffes Have Complex Social Relationships

Study Finds that Giraffes Have Complex Social Relationships

New research from the University of Bristol shows that giraffes, contrary to popular belief, have complex social behaviors. While a book from 1991 described giraffes as “socially aloof, forming no lasting bonds with its fellows and associating in the most casual way,” in their review of 404 papers, the researchers found that giraffes appear to […]

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Celebrating the World’s Wildlife Rangers click button

Celebrating the World’s Wildlife Rangers

This past Saturday was World Ranger Day and an opportunity to honor park rangers, who are the unsung heroes of conservation. In the United States and abroad, they help ensure that protected places and species remain safe. Yet in parks around the world where poaching remains an immense threat, these men and women often put […]

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IUCN Introduces New Standard Assessing Species Recovery

IUCN Introduces New Standard Assessing Species Recovery

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has set a new conservation standard, called the IUCN green status of species. This standard will not only suggest how close a species is to extinction but also how close it is to recovering its original population size and health. […]

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Interview of the Week: Shanna Edberg, Hispanic Access Foundation click button

Interview of the Week: Shanna Edberg, Hispanic Access Foundation

This week is Latino Conservation Week–a yearly initiative of the Hispanic Access Foundation that helps support the Latino community getting into the outdoors and participating in activities to protect our natural resources. While Latinos are a broad group, polls show they share a common concern for environmental protection, yet have traditionally been unrecognized for their […]

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What You May Not Realize About White Tigers

What You May Not Realize About White Tigers

(Parts of this story are reprinted with permission from the World Wildlife Fund) High-profile TV coverage of tigers in captivity may give the impression that breeding tigers in captivity is the only way to save the species, but that’s far from true. Globally, there are some legitimate conservation breeding programs for tigers that are important […]

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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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