Embracing Biodiversity as the Critical Element of Change in 2020

Embracing Biodiversity as the Critical Element of Change in 2020

By Polen Cisneros, Wildlife Crime Program Officer, International Fund for Animal Welfare  As a conservationist and a millennial, it is easy to say that 2019 was rather a disheartening year for nature.  Not only did the current administration weaken certain protections for animals at the risk of extinction, but the 2019 IPBES Report also painted […]

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Climate Change forcing Species to Migrate, How Will Humans Deal With It?

Climate Change forcing Species to Migrate, How Will Humans Deal With It?

A new study from the University of Florida and the University of Tasmania found that climate change is currently forcing species to migrate from their historic ranges and its leaving communities unprepared for these new species. As the UF blog explained, “scientists predict species will generally move toward the poles or higher elevations as they […]

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One Cheeky Thing:  Gorillas Pose For Selfies

One Cheeky Thing: Gorillas Pose For Selfies

It’s hard not to love this photo of Mathieu Shamavu, a caretaker at Virunga National Park who is like family to the “posing” gorillas pictured here, Ndakazi and Ndeze, a pair of young females whose parents were killed by poachers. Thanks to the special care shown them by the rangers at the Virunga National Park’s […]

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