Stories tagged "#CampaignforNature"

August 9, 2019

The Endangered Species Act Is Now the One That Is Endangered

By Beth Allgood, U.S. Country Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare According to a 2019 independent survey conducted on behalf of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), a vast majority of Americans affirmed that it is ‘very important’ for the...

August 1, 2019

Interview of the Week: Neil Gelinas, National Geographic

Neil Gelinas is an award-winning National Geographic documentary filmmaker,  whose most recent work was “Into the Okavango.” ODP: Nature is a beautiful subject, but it cannot talk.  How hard is it to make wildlife documentaries as a result?  NG:  I...

July 16, 2019

One Cool Thing: Turtle Power!

Loggerhead turtles have laid a record number of nests this year on the East Coast of the U.S. from North Carolina to Florida — more than 12,200, smashing the previous record by nearly a thousand nests in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.  And while...

June 3, 2019

Botswana Lifts Ban On Hunting Elephants

By Alexandra Patel and Monica Medina After a 5-year ban, the government announced recently that elephant hunting is again legal in the southern African nation of Botswana. The former President Ian Khama originally implemented the hunting ban, but it came under...

May 30, 2019

Shrinking Protected Areas Causing Biodiversity Concerns to Rise

A new report from Conservation International published today in Science documents that governments have removed more than 500,000 square kilometers from protected areas and downgraded the protection for an additional 1.65 million square kilometers, the majority of...