The critically endangered Cotton-top Tamarin of Colombia is getting a second chance of life due to an innovative conservation plan called Proyecto Titi. Threatened by loss of habitat, as well as illegal capture for the local pet trade - the Cotton-top Tamarin population is dwindling. Desperate to earn a living, residents of this economically challenged area often find themselves exploiting the Cotton-top Tamarin in order to provide for their families.
As thinking people, we pride ourselves on having the ability to create solutions to the problems that present themselves. Sometimes the answer we seek is simple and straight forward, allowing us a quick fix – but other times, as with efforts to protect wildlife and wild places – finding the resolution often requires delving deep into the issue at hand and starting back at square one. Such is the approach of the African Predator Conservation Research Organization. These wildlife warriors are mo
The African penguin is in trouble. Populations of these rare birds have dropped a whopping 90 percent since the beginning of the 20th Century.
When thinking of endangered species, the dog is the last animal to come to mind – but one type of dog, the African Painted Dog, is indeed a rare find these days. In the last 100 years, it’s estimated that populations have dropped a whopping 99 percent - down to just 3000 remaining dogs. Luckily the Painted Dog Conservation Program (PDCP) is doing its part to help the species come back from the brink of extinction.
Sharks are some of the most feared fish in the sea - but in some parts of the world they’re the ones that are in need of protection. A new conservation project in conjunction with the Argentine Museum of Natural Sciences is providing tools for education that this area has never seen before – information that could save the critically endangered tope shark.
As India's population explodes, intense pressure is placed on the rainforests of the Western Ghats, potentially putting the magnificent King Cobra in danger. This area is one of only 34 global "biodiversity hotspots" left on earth and a new program through the University of Arizona has taken on the mission of protecting this splendid species. They’re working to establish the first-ever protected area set aside for snakes.
Bridget Welch from East Islip, NY just loves sea turtles.
Knowing sea turtles need all the help they can get, the enterprising 9-year-old decided to sell friendship bracelets and donate all her proceeds to the SeaWorld Conservation Fund. It was her way to help make a difference in the world.
In Honor of Teacher Appreciation Day we wanted to highlight our 2010 NSTA Environmental Educator of the Year, Cindy Suchanek from Mira Loma High School Sacramento, California
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The Busch Gardens Fun Card Photo Contest (the “Contest”) begins at 9 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on April 14, 2010 and ends at 6 p.m. Eastern Time on April 26, 2010 (the “Contest Period”).