Global Reindeer Population in Decline
There might be trouble on the horizon for the stalwart workers that pull Santa's sleigh. A new study has found that ecosystems, local economies and climate change could be to blame for the decline in reindeer populations around the world.
We Are Losing Giraffes at an Alarming Rate
Giraffe populations are crashing faster than ever. In a decade, their numbers have been cut in half. Initially, I thought their decline must be related to habitat loss or human encroachment. But no, it isn't. One of the most disturbing...
Snowy Owls and Why You Might Be Seeing More of Them
I've been fortunate to see snowy owls up close at Mountsberg, a conservation area in Halton, but I was surprised to find one atop a utility pole along the outskirts of Toronto. Incredibly, this gorgeous owl has been able to...
Paw, Mane and Fang? - Afghan Fanged Deer Spotted for the First Time in 60 Years
A species going extinct is a sad part of this world, but certainly not a new part. However, when a species makes a reappearance contrary to all the believe knowledge, now that is truly spectacular. In this case, a fanged...
Raccoons: How to Coexist With Our Beloved Masked Bandits
As cute as they are, raccoons belong in the wild. In Toronto, we have learned to live with them by taking preventative measures to keep them from invading our garbage, compostable waste, and property. Keeping food and grease drippings (usually...
Cheetahs Face Extinction: Can We Save the Fastest Land Animal?
To think of cheetahs only existing for another 20 years came as a shock to me. Yet that was the message I heard from Dr. Laurie Marker, founder and director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund. She, along with other wildlife...
How to Help Wild Birds Survive the Winter
Last winter's harsh conditions and record-breaking low temperatures caused thousands of waterfowl to starve. For the first time in 20 years, the Great Lakes area and Georgian Bay froze over. Ducks that only eat live fish or need open bodies...
Following the Herd: Where to Find Elephants in the Wild
Chobe National Park & Okavango Delta This national park in Botswana has a resident population of around 70,000 elephants, which is the highest concentration anywhere. These are the largest of all elephants and they can be seen in huge groups along the...
Our Porch Light Became a Home for a House Finch Family
When a House Finch couple decided to settle down and have a family atop my front porch light, I began using my back door to avoid disturbing them. Yet somehow one of their eggs fell to the ground and broke...
Saving The Tucson Shovel-Nosed Snake
The American dream of owning a suburban home has led millions to settle on the outskirts of Tucson, and today more than 80 per cent of Arizona’s swiftly-growing population lives in the Sonoran Desert. According to the Center for Biological Diversity,
Soraida Salwala's Endless Devotion to Save Elephants
One of our planet's greatest animal activists has been working tirelessly, risking her own life, to save Asian elephants since 1993. Her name is Soraida Salwala. With the help of Dr. Preecha Phuangkum, DVM, Soraida opened the world's first elephant...
Sea Turtles: What's Killing Them and Efforts to Save Them
Four years ago, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico threatened the already endangered sea turtles that were living and nesting in the area. Incredibly, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission made unprecedented efforts to...
Seal Likes Getting a Belly Rub (VIDEO)
Who knew that seals like getting their bellies rubbed? Check out SCUBA diver Jason Leilus as he gets up close and personal with seals in the Farne Islands, UK.
Want To Say Hi To A Sloth? Be Tickled Pink By Pink Dolphins?
Forget about piling your rucksack onto your back and sweating as you trek through the jungle. Today there is an altogether easier way to come face to face with some of the most unique animals on the planet: River cruising.
Sympathy For The Devil - Save the Tasmanian Devil
In the first initiative of its kind, an American zoo is partnering with an Australian university to save the Tasmanian Devil in the wild. San Diego Zoo Global and the University of Sydney have joined together in a unique collaboration designed...
Howard G. Bufffet Foundation Donated $26 Million to Anti-Poaching Initiative
The Howard G. Buffett Foundation donated $26 million to South Africa’s Kruger National Park to help support initiatives to protect rhinos who live in the park from poaching.
Adopt a Wild Mustang
If you love Mustangs, The United States Bureau of Land Management is one again giving the public the option to adopt through various adoption events across the country as well as their internet adoption site.
Does Madagascar's Political Crisis Spell Extinction For The Lemur?
With more than 90 per cent of species threatened by extinction, lemurs are the most threatened mammal group on earth. Native to the shrinking and fragmented tropical and subtropical forests of Madagascar, off Africa’s Indian Ocean coast, lemurs are facing grave...
A Win For The Sharks! Colombia Leads The Way With Expanded Shark Protection Program
When it comes to marine conservation, less people are willing to speak up for sharks than for whales and dolphins. Thanks in part to a big movie blockbuster (which shall remain nameless), the poor old misunderstood shark has been left vulnerable...
International Polar Bear Day
Did you know there is an international polar bear day? Neither did I until recently! As it turns out, Polar Bears International has been celebrating polar bears every year on February 27th and this year, WWF-Canada has joined in with...
The BP Oil Spill: Who is it Still Killing?
Four years after the BP oil spill disaster, dolphins are still dying. In fact, half the dolphins living in Barataria Bay area of Louisiana are majorly ill. While there are always diseases in wild populations, the findings of this study...
A Logger Finds a Baby Deer
A logger came across these two little fawns sitting in the middle of the road, in dangers way, and tried to help them to safety. What happens next really is quite adorable, not to mention that fawns really are some...
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