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Saving Endangered Species and Our Planet

By Brian Sheth Conservation has always been a major part of my life. Growing up I revered leaders like famous oceanographer Jacques Cousteau and conservationist Jane Goodall, and I dreamed of becoming a marine biologist one day. Some of my fondest memories are of exploring the forests of New England with my childhood friend, Wes…

New Zealand’s Spokesbird Sirocco the Kākāpō

This week I met Sirocco the kākāpō, spokesbird for New Zealand conservation. The kākāpō are an emblematic species for New Zealand conservation, and typifying island conservation. The species displays all the hallmarks of island adaptation – flightlessness and gigantism, and on top of that being nocturnal and lek breeding. This certainly makes the species bizarre…

What’s the World’s Ugliest Animal?

A sagging, gelatinous creature called the blobfish is the new mascot of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society, which draws attention to the need to conserve animals of all shapes and sizes.

Special Edition: Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs by Art Wolfe ©

Art Wolfe is an accomplished American photographer, television host, conservationist, photography teacher and artist. He is most notably known for his color photographs of wildlife, nature and cultures. He has travelled the world in search of the beauty within, above, below, around, between and anywhere he could point a camera lens. Although not his focus…