Posts Categorized: In the News

whale, © Brian Johns

Playing Ocean Detective »

Since May, there have been 30 reported dead whales washed up on Alaskan shores. NOAA has officially declared an Unusual Mortality Event – the term for when large numbers of dead marine mammals wash ashore and scientists can’t easily identify why.

oceanic whitetip shark, © Jim Abernathy/NGS

Wildlife Weekly Wrap Up »

FedEx – Stop Shipping Shark Fins; Can DNA Help Combat Illegal Parrot Trade?; Help protect the imperiled Archipelago wolf!; California Wolves Are Getting The Warm Welcome They Deserve; Say “No” to Congress’ War on Wildlife

African elephants, ©Leonor Broide

Ivory Belongs On Elephants »

One African elephant dies every 15 minutes at the hands of ivory poachers. With rates of elephant poaching increasing, the wild population of African elephants outside of certain fiercely protected reserves could vanish completely.