Animals

Interview With Amelia Mason of Skywatch Bird Rescue

Amelia Mason of Skywatch Bird Rescue

The chaotic chirping slowly started syncopating in time, like a band practice that was just starting to get into a rhythm. I was at Skywatch Bird Rescue and Conservation Center, and the resident birds certainly wanted me to know it. Skywatch Bird Rescue offers rehab and care for injured or orphaned wild birds to help…

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Interview with Neagha Leonard of the Ca Ba Langur Conservation Project

Every year, millions of travelers come to Ha Long Bay to explore and party in the beautiful crystal clear waters, however just miles away from one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world lies a small island with a world unto itself. This complex eco-system, with emerald waters and limestone karsts soaring up to…

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Wildlife Trafficking and Terrorism

With the recent uproar around trophy hunting of lions and elephants, the spotlight has once again been put on big African game and their chances of species survival. Although the backlash against president Trump’s proposed lift of the ban is arguably justified, one-off poaching is far from the biggest threat facing these creatures today. Ivory…

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Canned Hunting: Breeding Lions for Sport

The Canned Hunt and The Controversy of Breeding Lions for Sport

The Big Hunt, nothing new here With the recent news about the Trump’s trophy hunting past times, the practice has quickly shot back into the news. Foreigners going to Africa to hunt exclusive game is nothing new, and striving to get the Big Five is certainly not groundbreaking either. Westerners have been infatuated with testing…

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What is happening to the bees?

What is happening to the honey bee?

Bees have the ultimate thankless job—all they do is give, and lately they just can’t catch a break. Their recent trouble is even more frustrating considering just how great they are. Along with sharks, bees are some of the oldest species. Scientists recently found an 100 million-year-old fossil. They are everywhere, totaling to 20,000 species…

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Mantas: Cloaked in Mystery

Manta rays

Game show question time—what is the fish with the biggest brain? You’d be forgiven if you thought that it sharks because of their age, or whale sharks based on their sheer size, but in fact, manta rays have the highest brain weight to body weight, ratio, bigger than most bony fishes, birds and even mammals.…

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Volunteer in South Africa with Afri-Campus

Recalling what she learned in her training, Beth’s eyes followed the direction the giraffes were gazing. It didn’t take her long to realize that all of them were being watched by one of Africa’s Big Five. Not too far away, a leopard lay benignly under a bush, casually assessing lunch options. Using her intuition and…

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A Cruel and Unsustainable Practice: How Can We Stop Shark Finning

how can we stop shark finning

Humans often have a history of conquering what we find scary in some seemingly perverse way of proving ourselves. However, in the midst of some recent incredibly cruel actions towards other predators, shark finning might very well be the worst. Shark numbers are dwindling fast, and in order to keep these beautiful creatures alive, we…

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6 Ways Orangutans Are Just Like Us

5 Ways Orangutans Are Just Like Us

“Looking into a hairy mirror” might sound strange but learn a little about these guys and you just may realize that orangutans are just like us. 1) Meet The “Man Of The Forest” Orangutan literally means “Man Of The Forest” in Malay. In fact, they share 96.4% of our DNA. You may say that they are arguably…

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