Category Animal Welfare
From ocean protections to climate action to eco-activism, 2016 was a big year for the environment.
The largest circus in the United States announced that it will retire all of its performing elephants. How has the animal rights movement changed public perception of large performing animals?
In early September, a crowd of selfie-crazed tourists prevented thousands of sea turtles from nesting in Costa Rica. But when the turtles returned weeks later, things had changed.
Thanks to education and outreach efforts on the part of Yao Ming and WildAid, public perception of shark fin soup in China is changing for the better.
Trophy hunters, African governments, and even some scientists support widespread trophy hunting as a form of conservation. However, the use of trophy hunting as a conservation tool has some major drawbacks.