The joint stand that the U.S. and China have taken to battle the threats of climate change and wildlife trafficking speaks to the fact that we live in a global community. No nation exists in a vacuum, and our leaders must coordinate their efforts to make the world a better place.
Posts Categorized: Climate Change
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.
As sea ice continues to decline, more ships are venturing further into the Arctic Ocean and it seems that an oil spill impacting wildlife is all but inevitable. If it were to happen, we want to make sure the response gives the region’s wildlife the best possible chance to survive and recover.
Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina bore down on the Gulf Coast, causing great ecological harm. Low-lying barrier islands, coastal marshes and wetlands, and even inland hardwood forests were damaged.
Protecting the Mojave Desert in California and designating it a national monument will not only make a difference for wildlife, but also for the surrounding habitat.