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Can Paddle Boarding Save The Cove Dolphins?

Can Paddle Boarding Save The Cove Dolphins?

Japan’s Taiji Cove annual dolphin hunt begins today (September 1) and continues until March. Fisherman round up entire pods of dolphins and small whales from the open ocean, driving them into the Taiji cove where they capture the most attractive dolphins (those without visible scars or flaws) for a life in captivity in Marine Parks, and...
Rwanda’s 'Kwita Izina' Saves Baby Gorillas

Rwanda’s ‘Kwita Izina’ Saves Baby Gorillas

Did you know gorilla populations are increasing in Rwanda – a 26.3% growth in the number of mountain gorillas since 2003 – giving them the distinction of being the only great ape whose numbers aren’t declining?   Why are Rwanda’s gorilla populations increasing? It partly has to do with an annual celebration called ‘Kwita Izina’....
Peter Allison [Interview]: Whatever You Do, Don't Run!

Peter Allison [Interview]: Whatever You Do, Don’t Run!

Peter Allison is not brave. Despite this, he has been stalked by lions, chased by elephants, and courted by rhino. At the age of 19 he tossed a coin between South America and Africa. Africa won. Within a few months his passion for wildlife was rewarded with work as a safari guide for lodges in...
13 'Animal Entertainment' activities to Avoid

13 ‘Animal Entertainment’ activities to Avoid

It’s a paradox. People are passionate about animals. They want to see them, watch them, touch them, take selfies with them. Yet the same animals providing the fascination, the experiences, and animal entertainment for humans are suffering unimaginable abuses as a result.   The use of animals as “entertainers” removes them from their natural habitat;...
A Kangaroo Nightmare

A Kangaroo Nightmare

In the darkness of the night, Australia’s most iconic species is being hunted in the largest commercial slaughter of land-based wildlife on the planet. It sits atop the Australian flag, and is recognized globally as a quintessentially Australian species; kangaroos are entrenched deeply into the rich fabric of Australian culture. Yet, each night, shrouded in...
How to Instantly Feel Happier [quick tips]

How to Instantly Feel Happier [quick tips]

Happiness. It’s a universal desire, and a popular subject for books. The authors tell us to create gratitude lists, eat dinner with our families, watch funny videos, and line our bathroom mirrors with positive affirmations. That’s all well and good. But I have an easier way to feel happier. And it’s instantaneous. This morning I needed...
Amazing Unsung Endangered Animals

Amazing Unsung Endangered Animals

From bats the size of bees to leaping-lesbian lizards and slimey blobfish, there are so many amazing endangered animals you’ve never heard of. While they may not be cute, majestic or emblematic like the creatures that frequently grace headlines, these wondrous beings are endangered or threatened and deserve our awareness and attention too. Read the...
9 Best NGO's Saving Lions

9 Best NGO’s Saving Lions

This week, following the tragic death of  Zimbabwe’s much loved lion named Cecil, was the second annual World Lion Day.  Both of these ‘events’ brought much needed international attention to the plight of lions today.  Awareness is a great thing. It’s an essential beginning step to creating change. But awareness without action can cause depression...
Elephants learning to avoid poachers?

Elephants learning to avoid poachers?

The Democratic Republic of Congos’ Virunga National Park is probably best known for the mountain gorillas that inhabit the southern areas. But Africa’s oldest park is also one of the few places where both the prototypical savannah elephants as well as forest elephants with small, round ears and straight sharp tusks pointed downwards, are found...
Elephant Company [Book Review]

Elephant Company [Book Review]

Elephants are charming, loyal, intuitive, and have a sense of humor. They are the best mothers, aunties and friends to each other. Two of my favorite books about elephants are memoirs written by people who have probably spent more time with elephants and understand them better than anyone else in the world- Daphne Sheldrick and...
African Lions are in Trouble

African Lions are in Trouble

African Lions are in trouble, and you may be as surprised as I was to learn one of the biggest reasons why. If you’ve heard the recent news about Cecil, Zimbabwe’s most iconic and well-loved lion, you may be able to take an educated guess as to what one of the biggest threats to Africa’s...
Hummingbird's Gift for You

Hummingbird’s Gift for You

If you’ve been noticing hummingbirds around you lately, consider it a gift. In his book Animal Speak, Ted Andrews says hummingbirds bring joy to whomever they encounter. “They come to remind us to love life.” Hummingbirds are the tiniest of all birds. Their eight and a half centimeter long bodies weigh only slightly more than...