Entries by Judd Dunagan

60-year-old Gorilla Dies

After three months of being 60, Vila the world’s oldest gorillas died at San Diego Zoo Safari Park. She was the matriarch of five generations of gorillas. In 1957, She was born in what is today known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Two years later, in 1959, this gorilla was taken to the […]

Endangered Butterfly Gets Sanctuary

The High Brown Fritillary (Argynnis adippe) Butterfly might have a new place in a beautiful wooded valley on the Devon coast thanks to a project held in the UK to save them. According to conservationists, some changes to woodland management, like the abandonment of coppicing, and climate change, contributed to the decline of this kind […]

Victory: Snow Leopards No Longer Endangered

For the first time in almost 45 years, Snow leopards are not considered endangered. However some scientists advice people not to be so confident about the future of species. The species has been placed into a less urgent category, “vulnerable” by  The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) because the risk  from a reduction […]

Could the Endangered Species Act Be Invalidated?

The Republican Rob Bishop from Utah made himself clear that he supported to open up one million acres in the area for business purposes like recreation and oil-gas development. He manifested that he “would love to invalidate” the Endangered Species Act. He claimed that he could dismantle the law and he shepherded five bills out […]

Nearly 400 New Species Discovered in the Amazon

After two years of in-depth study in that area during 2014 and 2015, researchers have found 381 new species in the Amazon rainforest that are at risk. According to a report from the World Wildlife Fund and the Mamiraua Institute for Sustainable Development, every two days a new species was discovered, so they were able […]

The Negative Effects of Greyhound Racing

Greyhound racing started out with the appearance of being animal-friendly. After all, what dog especially a greyhound—doesn’t love to run and chase a rabbit? And in the races, no real rabbits are harmed. One would think that this type of sport would be fun for the spectators and contestants alike. However, as with many things, […]

The Detriment of Industrial Agriculture on the Animal Population

Industrial agriculture is a practice that started a few decades after World War II. It involves the use of chemicals and other technologies on a very high scale to produce large amounts of food. This practice has continued to rise, to the detriment of the environment and the animal population therein. Industrial farming is proving […]

Will President Trump’s Plans for a Border Wall Affect Endangered Species?

Since his presidential campaign, Donald Trump threatened to build a concrete wall along the border to prevent illegal immigration. However, the wall might also have a significant impact on the environment; it even threatens thousand of plants and animals in the US and Mexico. Some environmentalists argue that it seems to be impossible to measure […]

Recent Listing Decisions for Endangered Species

Animal´s conservation is being a controversial topic on many political agenda for many years. Endangered species are still not protected by all governments, so there are several organizations (local and worldwide known) which are constantly fighting for this cause. On the other hand, Climate change has recently been added to the list of environmental concerns […]

Is Species Extinction Becoming a Reality?

It seems that Species Extinction is happening quicker than expected, and humans might be blamed for that. Several factors are connected to the increasing extinction; such as contamination, unlimited usage of natural resources, deforestation, among other factors. However, new technology is contributing conservation to improve in marked and determined steps. This possibility is due to […]