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Recycling Flip Flops From Kenya’s Ocean Shores

Originally published on InspiredEconomist.com The world’s oceans are vast, floating dumps for plastic pollution. Without a serious plan for cleaning up the world’s oceans, this situation is dire and becoming worse every day. With a goal of retrieving and recycling 400,000 flip flops a year from the coast of Kenya, one small start-up in Nairobi […]

June 29th

Sixth Mass Extinction Has Arrived, Confirms Stanford

Declaring that the sixth mass extinction has arrived, Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich confirms that species are disappearing off the face of Earth faster now than at any time since the mass extinction of dinosaurs. Calling for “fast action to conserve threatened species, populations and habitat before the window of opportunity closes,” Ehrlich and his team […]

June 22nd

Black Rhino Sport-Hunting Permitted by US FWS

With the population of the critically endangered black rhino only around 5,000, why did the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service (US FWS) recently issue sport-hunting permits to kill two black rhinos in Namibia? The permits, which cost hundreds of thousands of dollars each, will allow two wealthy American sport hunters to import their black […]

April 9th

Orangutans Observed More & More Walking Along Logging Roads, Study Finds — Deforestation & Habitat Loss Implicated

Bornean orangutans are utilizing logging roads for travel on a greater and greater degree, based on new research. The reason for the “new” behavior of course being the increasing levels of deforestation and habitat loss in the region. The findings of the research are something of a surprise to many researchers in the field, because […]

February 5th

20-25% Of All Well-Known Marine Species Headed Towards Extinction, Research Finds

A significant proportion — 20-25% — of all well-known marine species are headed rapidly towards extinction, new research from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Animal and Plant Sciences has found. The new work — which made use of the most comprehensive conservation data available for both marine and non-marine organisms — demonstrates that marine […]

February 2nd

First Yosemite Rare Fox In 100 Years (INTERVIEW)

You remember the spectacular rock climb at Half Dome a few weeks ago? In a more remote part of California’s Yosemite National Park, a motion-sensitive camera placed by Forest Service wildlife biologists has twice recorded another unusual phenomenon. A rare Sierra Nevada red fox (Vulpes vulpes nectar) was sighted in the back country near Sonora Pass on […]

January 31st

Endangered Nigeria-Cameroon Chimpanzee Subspecies Will See Population Plummet, Research Finds

One of the most endangered primates, and the most endangered chimpanzee subspecies in the world — the Nigeria-Cameroon Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ellioti) — is likely to see its numbers plummet over the coming years, according to new research published in BMC Evolutionary Biology. As it stands currently, there are around ~6,000 individuals of this subspecies […]

January 23rd

Giant Forest Hogs, Baboons, Agile Mangbeys, Crested Guinea Fowls, & Aardvarks (Camera Trap Footage From Bili Forest)

Another day, another batch of fascinating videos taken by camera-trap in the Bili Forest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Rather than forest elephants this time, or leopards eating/destroying cameras, we’ve got a variety of different animals to show — from giant forest hogs, to agile mangbeys, to olive baboons, to crested guinea fowl, […]

January 19th