South Georgia, Dmitry Arkhipov
Protect Corals, Fish and Whales From Ocean Acidification
Your beach may be more polluted than you think. Each hour we dump one ton of invisible pollution into the ocean; if it were a visible, tangible substance like oil, we would demand that the spill be halted. Even though you can’t see it, this pollution threatens our sea life — from the smallest of plankton to the greatest of whales.
Sign the petition and tell the President and EPA we must act now to end ocean acidification.
Kenyan president sets 5 tons of ivory ablaze to push conservation
Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki set five tons of elephant tusks and ivory carvings ablaze Wednesday in the first national celebration of African Elephant Law Enforcement Day.
The president burned 335 elephant tusks and more than 40,000 ivory carvings, which were seized from smugglers in Singapore, according to a news statement by the Kenya Wildlife Service.
Cameras cleverly disguised as lumps of snow were able to catch some rare and amazing photos and vid of these endangered polar bears.
Among the rarest mammals, the Somali Wild Ass is a critically endangered subspecies of African Wild Ass, which is itself critically endangered. This species is believed to be the ancestor of the domestic donkey. While the exact size of the small population left in the wild is unknown, about 200 Somali Wild Asses live in zoos around the world, 35 of which were bred at Switzerland’s Zoo Basel! Born November 16th, this beautiful young foal, named Hakaba, explores her enclosure for the first time, cautiously sniffing at first, then exuberantly running!
A baby Olive Ridley Turtle makes its way to the water at San Diego Beach, El Salvador. More than 1,000 baby turtles were freed by villagers on the Salvadoran coast.