The spectacular diversity of creatures that share our warming planet also have a lot at stake in this week’s climate negotiations. If climate change is left unchecked, it could threaten one in six of the planet’s species with extinction.
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Seeing polar bears in the wild has always been on my bucket list. I was lucky enough to fulfill that dream with a number Defenders supporters recently. And what an adventure it was!
While you won’t likely hear much about wildlife during these talks, this conference may very well determine whether the world can stabilize the global climate at a level that allows biodiversity—not to mention human civilization—a fighting chance at survival.
In a recent court decision, a federal judge upheld the National Marine Fisheries Service’s decision to deny a permit to import 18 wild-caught beluga whales into the U.S. for display at the Georgia Aquarium, setting a meaningful precedent for marine mammal protection.
It’s fall in Alaska, and that means that a spectacular migration is in full swing. Each year, North American caribou undertake an epic journey from their breeding range to wintering grounds – one of the biggest large-mammal land migrations on Earth. But a changing climate and the threat of development could make this annual migration a challenge.