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Bird Trade

Although wild birds in the U.S. may be protected under the Wild Bird Conservation Act (WBCA), Endangered Species Act, and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, millions of wild birds are still smuggled illegally and traded on the black market to meet the demand for the pet trade, collectors and bird fighting.

Trouble in Paradise

Papua New Guinea's treasures are being destroyed by foreign corporations but Gundu and his cohorts have mounted Environmental Awareness Campaigns in remote provinces and are bringing much needed information to the Papua New Guinea populace.

The Coy Coyote: Learning to Coexist with an Adaptable Carnivore

Coyotes and humans have shared the same environment since long before European settlers arrived in North America.

Tigers: On the Precipice of Extinction

Popularity of tigers is rivaled by few other species. While relatively few humans have ever seen tigers in their natural habitats, tigers have a visible presence in our culture.

AWI Perseveres in Suit Against Ringling Bros.

Between performances, Ringling elephants are confined by chains around their legs. Photo courtesy of Elephant Alliance.There's a terrible secret lurking alongside the smiling faces of clowns and acrobats at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus.

What Fish Feel

Researcher Stephanie Yue of the University of Guelph in Canada shares her team's surprising findings on fish sentience and ponders the ethical implications

USDA Ignores Ringling Bros.' Elephant Abuse

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), the Fund for Animals (FFA), and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) just released an in-depth report revealing that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - responsible for enforcement of the federal Animal Welfare Act - routinely looks the other way when Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey beats and otherwise mistreats the elephants in its circus.

International SOS for Serbian Brown Bears

Serbia, at the heart of former Yugoslavia and the Balkans, is one of the few places left in Europe where brown bears continue to be cruelly abused for profit and human amusement.

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