Entries by Judd Dunagan

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 […]

The Decline of Southern Resident Whales

The last several decades yielded significant research regarding cetaceans. Much more is known about whales and dolphins than ever before. While humans are naturally awed by these mighty and majestic sea mammals simply by watching them, the recent discoveries relative to communication, intelligence, and migration make whales even more fascinating. Some of the inquiries, in […]

15 Ways to Help Protect Animals in 2017

Animals are mistreated and abused in many different ways and by many different people. Some are forced to become test subjects for product experiments, whereas others are simply neglected and left to survive alone on the streets. There are a lot of problems facing animals today, but there are just as many ways to protect […]

Animals Being Slaughtered for Meat

Many people feel that animal slaughter is immoral. They are outraged that anyone eats meat. They feel that raising animals for human consumption is animal cruelty. While passionate people may have strong feelings, communicating their outrage does not tend to move numbers. You do occasionally hear stories of people who converted to vegetarians the minute […]

How to Protect Elusive Species

Animal conservation is a difficult task at best, but saving elusive species is even harder than normal. Some animals hide so well that conservationists do not realize that there is a problem until it is too late to fix it. Even when they do realize that a species is in danger, this difficulty of studying […]

Cosmetic and Household Products Testing on Animals

Did you know that millions of animals are killed every day for household and cosmetic testing? The animals are forced to ingest or snort test samples, and at times chemicals are smeared in their eyes, skin, and mouth, to see if they will trigger adverse reactions. This practice is considered unnecessary, unethical, and barbaric. In […]

Effects of Mining on the Environment and Wildlife

Mining is an inherently destructive industry, and the mining effects of even a single operation can have a severe impact on the environment and the wildlife that lives nearby. Although there are some regulations in place that are intended to minimize the damage, they are not enough to allow mining and wildlife to exist in […]