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30

Jul

Rescue dogs sniff out endangered speciesBy training shelter dogs to find the scat of threatened species, Conservation Canines is saving the lives of both dogs and wildlife.

Rescue dogs sniff out endangered species
By training shelter dogs to find the scat of threatened species, Conservation Canines is saving the lives of both dogs and wildlife.

29

Jul

The Internet’s most famous cats team up to save tigersLil Bub, Princess Monster Truck, Nala Cat and Hamilton the Hipster Cat teamed up with Greenpeace on International Tiger Day to launch Cats Save Tigers, a social media campaign that promotes awareness about the plight of tigers. With only 3,000 tigers left in the wild, the campaign calls on cat owners to create their own cat memes and share them with the hashtag #CatsSaveTigers to spread the word about this endangered species.Watch the video and learn how to make your own tiger-saving cat meme.

The Internet’s most famous cats team up to save tigers
Lil Bub, Princess Monster Truck, Nala Cat and Hamilton the Hipster Cat teamed up with Greenpeace on International Tiger Day to launch Cats Save Tigers, a social media campaign that promotes awareness about the plight of tigers.
 
With only 3,000 tigers left in the wild, the campaign calls on cat owners to create their own cat memes and share them with the hashtag #CatsSaveTigers to spread the word about this endangered species.

Watch the video and learn how to make your own tiger-saving cat meme.

11 photos that prove tigers have a softer side
July 29 is International Tiger Day, a holiday that raises awareness of their endangered status and advocates a global system for conserving their natural habitats.
 
While tigers are known for their striking stripes, massive size, barbed tongues, razor sharp teeth and predatory instinct, it’s also important to recognize how cute and lovable they can be. Here are just a few photos demonstrating the gentle side of these beautiful creatures.

See all the photos.

16

Jul

Can humanizing animals help us save them?By attributing human characteristics to animals — what’s known as anthropomorphism — we’re more likely to empathize with them, which can have both negative and positive effects on the species.

Can humanizing animals help us save them?
By attributing human characteristics to animals — what’s known as anthropomorphism — we’re more likely to empathize with them, which can have both negative and positive effects on the species.

11

Jul

Why we get so excited about giant pandasWhat is it about these 250-pound creatures that makes us go so weak in the knees?

Why we get so excited about giant pandas
What is it about these 250-pound creatures that makes us go so weak in the knees?

20

Jun

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Pangolin and baby
Picture: AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati (via Pictures of the day: 19 June 2014 - Telegraph)

Learn more about pangolins and their plight.

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Pangolin and baby

Picture: AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati (via Pictures of the day: 19 June 2014 - Telegraph)

Learn more about pangolins and their plight.

16

Jun

One of Africa’s last ‘great tuskers’ killed by poachersKnown for his massive tusks that scraped the ground, Satao the elephant has become the latest victim of the illicit ivory trade.

One of Africa’s last ‘great tuskers’ killed by poachers
Known for his massive tusks that scraped the ground, Satao the elephant has become the latest victim of the illicit ivory trade.

20

May

The strange story of the world’s most expensive cheeseSerbia’s pule cheese comes from an unlikely source: The milk of the endangered Balkan donkey.

The strange story of the world’s most expensive cheese
Serbia’s pule cheese comes from an unlikely source: The milk of the endangered Balkan donkey.

17

May

Which U.S. states have the most endangered species?In honor of Endangered Species Day on May 16, here’s a look at some of America’s most endangered wildlife, where they live and how many are left.

Which U.S. states have the most endangered species?
In honor of Endangered Species Day on May 16, here’s a look at some of America’s most endangered wildlife, where they live and how many are left.

30

Apr

Meet the pangolin: This adorable, endangered creature needs a PR makeoverAll 8 species of pangolin are in decline due to illegal trade, but conservationists hope to save them by softening the scaly animal’s image.

Meet the pangolin: This adorable, endangered creature needs a PR makeover
All 8 species of pangolin are in decline due to illegal trade, but conservationists hope to save them by softening the scaly animal’s image.