Tag Archives: controversy

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5 reasons we shouldn’t kill every last buzzing, annoying, blood-sucking mosquito

Mosquitoes are the deadliest creatures on the planet, and we have the technology to destroy them. So why haven’t we wiped them out yet?

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Why is Ringling Bros. retiring its circus elephants early?

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?

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8 creative ways to reduce human-wildlife conflict

Conflict often arises when the needs of animals are pitted against those of growing human populations. For scientists, the obvious answer to reducing human-wildlife conflict is…chili powder, bees, and strobe lights?

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The traitorous goats of the Galapagos Islands

Everything was looking up for the tortoises of the Galapagos Islands. Until the goats arrived.

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For Costa Rican sea turtles, the second time’s the charm

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.

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For Yao Ming, saving sharks is a slam dunk

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.

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7 drawbacks to trophy hunting as conservation

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.