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California bans ivory

The state of California has officially banned the sale of virtually all elephant ivory and rhino horn. On Sunday California governor Jerry Brown signed state assembly bill AB 96 into…

Tropical Conservation Science – September 2015

Today, Mongabay released the September issue of Tropical Conservation Science, an open-access, peer-reviewed academic journal. The issue includes 17 articles. The papers include studies on: interaction between two nonindigenous species,…

2015 Equator Prize winners span 19 countries

The United Nations today announced 21 winners of the 2015 Equator Prize, a prestigious award that recognizes community-led environmental initiatives. The winners, selected from a pool of 1,461 nominations across…

World Lion Day (Photos)

Today we honor perhaps the most widely recognized predator of our world, the great and majestic lion. The death of Cecil, one of Zimbabwe’s most cherished lions, provoked world-wide outrage…

Happy Global Tiger Day (Photos)

As recently as 100 years ago, there were as many as 100,000 wild tigers living in Asia. According to Panthera, today, fewer than 3,200 remain. Historically, the tiger ranged from…

Happy World Giraffe Day (Photos)

Giraffe. Photo by Rhett A. Butler Families across the United States are today celebrating Father's Day. But this Sunday is extra special because it is also World Giraffe Day. World…