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Martin Sheen asks Denmark to end support of Pilot Whale Slaughter

Renowned actor Martin Sheen (The West Wing) has sent a letter to Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, calling for an end to Denmark’s support of the mass slaughter of pilot whales and other small cetaceans in the Faroe Islands, known as the “grindadráp” or “grind.” The Golden Globe, Emmy and Screen Actors Guild awardee […]

FATE OF MEXICAN GRAY WOLVES TO BE DECIDED BY US FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is currently proposing to remove all gray wolves (Canis lupus), except the Mexican gray wolf subspecies (Canis lupus baileyi), from the endangered species list.  At the same time they are revising the rules that guide recovery of the only wild population of Mexican wolves residing in the Gila and […]

George Monbiot: Why humans should back off and let nature heal itself

George Monbiot: Why humans should back off and let nature heal itself – Technology & Science – CBC News 2013-08-04 Reposting of original article:  http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2013/08/02/f-sunday-edition-george-monbiot-environment.html It’s not uncommon for people to long for nature as it once existed, before human progress and civilization reshaped the Earth and its ecosystems. But George Monbiot thinks it’s wrong-headed to try […]

Rewilding Giant Tortoises in Madagascar

by Crystal Gammon, OurAmazingPlanet Contributor First published: 28 June 2013   Two millennia ago, millions of giant tortoises roamed Madagascar, an island nation off the southeastern coast of Africa that is rich in species found nowhere else on Earth. Those tortoises kept Madagascar’s unique ecosystem in check by munching on low-lying foliage, trampling vegetation and […]