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Conservation

Illegal Fishing, Lack of Bycatch Regulations Pose Serious Threat to Endangered Marine Turtles, Study Finds

A comprehensive study finds that, while the legal harvest of sea turtles has fallen since the 1980s, illegal fishing and bycatch are posing a bigger threat to marine sea turtles.

Overfishing, Demand for Sharks Drive Illegal Dolphin Hunts in Peru

In October, a graphic undercover video of dolphin hunting in Peru spurred outcries from around the world.

Wildlife Hero Rescues Over 200 Sloths

Monique Pool, a true wildlife hero, has rescued hundreds of sloths, anteaters, porcupines, and other animals from deforestation in Suriname.

Two New Bills to Support Organic Farmers, Consumers and the Environment

 

The Environmental Working Group has been working on two agriculture bills with environmental implications with representatives in Congress. Both bills have been referred to committee. Calling them "critical to protecting healthy and organic food and family farms," EWG is asking for support in

Celebrate the Stunning Phenomenon of Bird Migration

World Migratory Bird Day is a day to honor and celebrate migratory birds, as well as discuss and discover ways to conserve them.

Animal Rights Groups Fight Wolf and Coyote Hunt in Idaho

Animal rights groups are speaking out against a private wolf and coyote hunt planned for Dec. 28 to 29 in Idaho.

Costa Rica: Death of Conservationist Jairo Sandoval Sparks International Outrage, Demand for Justice

Chris Pincetich, Outreach and Education manager of SeaTurtles.org, has started a petition, nearing 90,000 signatures, on Change.org to demand that the Costa Rican government take action to protect conservationists, like Jairo Mora Sandoval, who died two weeks ago while monitoring sea turtle nesting

Endangered Species Day: 40th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act

Endangered Species Day began as an act of Congress and is held annually on the third Friday of May. This year's Endangered Species Day will mark the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), a legislation that revolutionized the American conservation landscape.