First, whales. On a morning in September, we woke up earlier than usual. We had been navigating overnight towards Isla Bartholomea and our guides, Roberto and Giancarlo, had prepared us for the possibility of whale sightings in theRead More »
Traditionally, throughout the world on New Year’s Eve, we all join in the singing of “Auld Lang Syne.” The song, whose title roughly translates as “for old times’ sake,” is appropriate for the endRead More »
American attitudes toward wild animals are growing more positive, according to a new study published just last month in the international journal Biological Conservation. Between 1978 and 2014, our thinking about eight historically stigmatizedRead More »
There has been a lot of good news for endangered and “missing” wildlife lately, which seems like a breath of fresh air amid all the dire headlines about rapid climate change and environmental degradation.Read More »
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals: Powerful Protections or Paper Tigers?
From the tiny monarch butterfly to the immense wildebeest of Africa, many of the world’s animal species take on great migrations. Those epic travels may involve seasonal journeys of thousands of miles, traversing multipleRead More »
Discovery Channel’s flagship programming, “Shark Week”, came under fire for its 2013 documentary entitled Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives, and they’re at it again this year. Last year’s heavily scrutinized program, The Monster Shark Lives, featured actorsRead More »