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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…

Elephants rejoice: China to end ivory trade

Elephant in South Africa. Photos by Rhett A. Butler. The Chinese government announced today that it will "eventually" shut down its legal domestic ivory market. The move, which surprised conservationists,…

7 conservationists win Whitley Awards

Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jeffery), captive, Philippine Eagle Center, Davao, Mindanao, Philippines. Image credit Klaus Nigge. Seven conservationists have taken home Whitley Awards for their efforts to protect wildlife in developing…