Entries by Judd Dunagan

Effects of Hurricanes on Endangered Species

With the multitude of hurricanes the Atlantic has been experiencing lately, one has to wonder how the rash of storms affects the animal population as the human population digs itself out of the destruction. With many people displaced from their homes, the situation can be devastating for thousands along the coastlines, including endangered and non-endangered […]

Should Zoos be Endangered Species?

No one can deny that the list of endangered and threatened species is quite long, and hundreds more are on the waiting list. But did you know that some activists are claiming that zoos themselves are a form of abuse of animals/endangered species and should be categorized as such? What does that mean? Well, animal […]

Which Coast Has the Most Endangered Marine Life?

Oceans cover over 70 percent of our planet. Given that fact, it’s kind of incredible that the United States is home to 94 of the 157 worldwide endangered marine species. Endangered species are protected by the Endangered Species Act of 1973, which preserves not only threatened and endangered animals, but the ecosystems they live in. […]

Which Continent Has the Highest Number of Endangered Species?

It may be easy to determine the state or country with the highest number of endangered species, but would you know which continent has the most? It may be easy to name several of the more talked-about endangered species of the world from the top of your head. But when you take into account the […]

Why Wolves Should Continue to be a Protected Species

Are wolves important to our ecosystem? For many years, people thought that wolves were dangerous to humans and killed them for sport, eventually working toward eliminating the species. Between the years of 1850 and 1900, it is estimated that over a million wolves were killed, and in 1907, the order was given to attempt total […]

Which Country Has the Most Endangered Species?

Based on the amount of airtime that the subject of endangered species receives in the U.S., you might think that we have the highest number of endangered species in the world. The good news is: we don’t! The bad news is: we are #2 on the list. Ecuador is the country with the highest number […]

What President Trump’s 2018 Budget Means for Endangered Species Protection

President Trump’s administration recently released its proposed budget for 2018, and things aren’t looking too good for endangered species conservation. Proponents of conservation and environmental protection are frustrated, to say the least. Several agencies would receive large cuts in funding, potentially reversing some of the work that has been accomplished over the last 40 years—since […]

National Endangered Species Day

Did you know that a national Endangered Species Day exists? As a matter of fact, it was celebrated just a short while ago—it is the third Friday in May, so this year it was May 19th. So it’s too late to observe it for 2017, but you can always be prepared for next year. Now […]

Why Protecting Biodiversity and Saving Endangered Species Matter

Biodiversity is healthy for our planet. The questions that often arise in the environmental arena are from issues between those who want to profit from using the earth for humans and those who want to protect the earth’s natural beauty for animals. These two groups frequently squabble during each election cycle. Their motivations are not […]

Five Ways Technology is Working to Save Endangered Species

Our planet is in trouble. The climate is warming too fast. Entire species of animals are disappearing at alarming rates. It might seem like humans have done too much damage—that we’re in too deep to be saved—but humans might also be the saving grace of this planet. Technology is making strides every day toward saving […]