Wild & Wooly

  • 8 Newly Endangered Species Added to IUCN Red List
    The Rusty Patched Bumble Bee, African Antelope, Vaquita and Amur Leopard are among the wildlife species recently added to IUCN’s International Red
  • UNESCO Makes Plea to Save Coral Reefs from Global Extinction
    A new study shows that the 29 coral reefs designated as World Heritage Sites will cease to exist by 2100 unless something is done about climate
  • Stranded: Sea Turtles on the Edge at Cape Cod
    Dozens of Green, Loggerhead and Kemps Ridley sea turtles wash up on Cape Cod beaches every winter; and conservationists are doing their best to save
  • Air Shepherd Uses Drones To Battle African Poachers
    The Lindbergh Foundation’s Air Shepherd program, developed to protect elephants & rhinos from poaching by using drones, is increasing patrols to look for poachers poisoning watering holes in Zimbabwe's Hwange National
  • The Coming Bee-Pocalypse? Collateral Damage of Mosquito Spraying
    Our bees are an important natural resource, not just for beekeepers, but for farmers and for all Americans. Big agriculture's chemical branch is a powerful political force, but if an entire continent like Europe can outlaw neonics, why can't
  • African Forest Elephants: Slow Reproduction + Fast Poaching = Big Trouble
    Slow reproduction and fast poaching are a bad combination for Africa's iconic Forest
  • End Cetacean Captivity? Empty the Tanks Thinks So
    Join Empty the Tanks, a non-profit dedicated to ending the capture and captivity of whales and dolphins around the world, on May 7 for Empty the Tanks
  • Peru Circus Tiger Rescued from by Animal Defenders
    After a lifetime of suffering in a Peruvian circus, Hoover the tiger will finally be flown to Miami International Airport (MIA) on Friday, April 22nd and transported to his forever home at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa. Wildlife officials in Peru and
  • Saving the Tongass National Forest
    Although it often feels like environmentalists are purveyors of catastrophe, stories of saving precious wilderness abound. One of these is Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, the largest relatively intact rainforest in North America which makes up
  • Saving Australia’s Wild Koalas
    The wild koala population in Australia has been declining for more than 10 years, and conservationists are working with biologists and locals to try to save the iconic
  • Interview: Carl Safina
    Beginning in 1998 with Song for the Blue Ocean, Carl Safina has written numerous books on the state of our oceans and the creatures that inhabit them. He is a recipient of the MacArthur “genius grant” among a host of awards and founder of the
  • Messenger Film Documents Demise of Songbirds
    For thousands of years, songbirds were regarded by mankind as messengers from the gods. Today, these creatures – woven inextricably into the fabric of our environment – are vanishing at an alarming rate. Under threat from climate change,
  • Where Did The Wild Things Go?
    In a few pockets of the world wolves have been carefully reintroduced and the effects are proving enchantingly dramatic. With surrounding trepidation they were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in 1995. In the years that followed the effects
  • The Wolf in Our Living Room
    There are a few theories as to how the wolf ended up in our living rooms. One is that 30,000 years ago human settlers stole wolf cubs. They then trained these cubs mainly to protect the settlement from predators, especially against the greatest
  • Animal Defenders To Airlift 33 Circus Lions Back Home to Africa
    Next month 24 African lions rescued from circuses in Peru and 9 lions from a Colombian circus will board the biggest airlift of its kind, heading to a forever home in Africa. Rescued by Animal Defenders International, the lions will live at Emoya
  • The Teanaway Range Rider
    Lloyd Self never expected to be working with wolves but at 5 a.m. every morning Self crawls out of bed and starts his laptop. He pulls up satellite-tracking data collected from the night before. Only a few days before I met him was his first time
  • How Wolves Change Rivers
    “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” – John Muir When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years,
  • Osprey Health in Massachusetts
    Massachusetts Audubon’s Norman Smith discusses raptor health in the Northeastern United States and how tracking ospreys can shed light on the overall health of the
  • Death by a Thousand Cuts
    It’s common knowledge that polar bears, and their primary prey the ringed seal, might go extinct this century as the Arctic sea ice melts because rising levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHG) are warming the planet. Hearing this news, many
  • Bill Threatens Montana Wildlife Heritage
    Bison, large, shaggy haired, mammals, are an important part of the nation’s wildlife heritage. They also play a huge role in the eco system. Grazing on grass and using their hooves through the soil allows other animal and plant species to thrive.
  • Grizzly Bear Redux
    If the concept of rewilding interests you, be sure to tune into a special Google Hangout discussion on the recovery of grizzly bears in Washington’s North Cascades hosted by the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) this coming Friday
  • Precious Pangolins
    A pangolin, also known as a scaly anteater, is a burrowing mammal found throughout Africa and Asia. This shy and defensive creature spends most of the day feasting on insects using its sticky, 16 inch tongue. When threatened, pangolins will roll
  • Searching for the Loneliest Whale
    Adrian Grenier, the producer and actor known best for his role as Vincent Chase in HBO’s Entourage, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to assist in funding the research phase for the upcoming documentary, 52: The Search for the Loneliest
  • Where Have All the Wild Horses Gone?
    Did you know that in the last 40 years 50 percent of the world’s wild species have been decimated? Wiped off the planet. Never to be seen again except in books or on the Internet. In one word, extinct. It is a fact. Another fact, the
  • Rewilding the UK
    Do we only love wildlife when it’s compartmentalized in reserves, or on our TV screens? How much do we want deer eating our herbaceous borders? Do we really want bats in our belfries? If we find these relatively benign species difficult to live
  • Elephant Tusks Do Not Just Drop Out
    An elephant is killed every 15 minutes, statistics say. For a little bit of ivory that sits on the mantelpiece, an innocent life is stolen. When the poachers dash in, with their AK47s, all they leave behind are blood stained grey bodies and
  • Over, Under, Stocked
    This 10-minute production shows how stocking lakes with non-native species for recreational fishing in Washington State and elsewhere around the U.S. may be compromising the integrity of our most remote and pristine