Right-wing media find a new renewable energy bogeyman.
A life in a tank isn't good for belugas, either.
Experts expect the release of Finding Dory to have a similar, if not more devastating effect--the blue tang is notoriously
These are uncertain times for big charismatic animals in the oceans and on land. Many populations are declining. Money is scarce for pool repairs and big mammal research, made worse by the public's vocal distrust of scientists, zoos and aquariums.
Zoos are not perfect, but they cater to millions and millions of people. And if their informal education programs don't always inspire people to become university professors, at the very least, they expose people to critical conservation issues and the plight of vanishing species.
I think that what destroys me when I look at this image is the depth of despair of the bear who cannot understand his circumstances and will never escape them, and remembering that I saw bears just like this one during my childhood.
Finally, the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), after years of lip service, are cracking down on aquariums that buy dolphins and thereby subsidize the slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, Japan.
Correction: This story was updated to clarify the species of shark seen in the video. According to a translation of the above
Japanese zoos and aquariums obtain their dolphins in such a brutal way that they've been kicked out of the global zoo community
"The dolphins go through a horrific selection process. They have to be separated from their families. The dolphins resist
If you take Gandhi's statement, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world," and blend it with Mother Theresa's "If you want to change the world, pick up a broom." you will have Rachel Carbary's formula for creating a successful grassroots effort for change.
Even in our highly unnatural cities, the very human desire to connect with nature has also given rise to countless parks and gardens. When we think of green space in New York City, where I live and work, our mind goes first to Central Park and the New York Botanical Gardens.
It is an impressive attraction that houses over 100,000 animals, representing 500 species, in 10 million gallons of water. When the Georgia Aquarium opened in 2005, it was the largest Aquarium in the world.
As if Lolita's situation couldn't get any worse, her tank at the marine park is only 35 feet wide - for a 20-foot-long whale
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In the international arena these include supporting global initiatives and agreements to restore fish and wildlife, reduce