Entries by Judd Dunagan

Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade

People often assume that pollution and habitat loss are the only things that put animals in danger, but many species are also threatened by individuals who want to exploit them to make significant profits. According to the World Wildlife Fund, the illegal wildlife trade is the second largest threat to wildlife diversity and the greatest […]

Cape Wildlife Center to stay open until March 1

By Rohma Abbas | Nov 11, 2016 at 12:28 PM The countdown to the closing of the Cape Wildlife Center has been reset. On Friday, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) announced in a statement that the center would continue operations until March 1, thanks to a partnership with the Pegasus Foundation, an animal-welfare charity. HSUS and its affiliate […]

Cape Wildlife Center to remain open through winter months

By Dylan McGuinness | Nov. 11, 2016 The Cape Wildlife Center will continue operating through March 1, allowing more time for residents and those interested in animal care to develop a long-term plan for the animals it cares for, according to a statement from the Humane Society of the United States. The extension was made […]

Cape Wildlife Center to stay open through March 1

The Cape Wildlife Center will continue to operate through the winter while a longer term plan for the Barnstable-based facility is developed, according to a statement from the Humane Society of the United States.   The Humane Society and The Pegasus Foundation have joined forces to keep the wildlife animal rehabilitation center located on Route […]

Facts About Endangered Species

When you hear the syntagm “endangered species,” you may often wonder how some populations are in such great danger of vanishing. Certainly, we, humans play the most significant role in crushing the chances of long-term survival of currently threatened species creatures like the saola, the Amur leopard, or the Philippine eagle. If we think of […]

Why Vaquita Are Almost Extinct

Vaquita is an extremely rare species of porpoise found nowhere else except the northern Gulf of California. Their name means “little cow” in Spanish because these tiny, chubby porpoises are usually only about four feet long. Though they have few natural predators, the vaquita population has been dropping sharply in the past few decades. Currently, […]

Saving the Red Panda

Currently on the brink of extinction, red pandas join a growing list of animals threatened with extinction. The World Wildlife Organization estimates red panda’s population at less than 10,000 individuals. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) defines the species as “endangered because its population has plausibly declined by 50% over the last […]

Extreme Weather Conditions Harming The Monarch Butterfly Habitat

Global climate change includes extreme weather conditions, and those conditions are turning into a significant threat to the environment. High winds can knock door trees, heavy rain can lead to flooding, and drought can wipe out entire ecosystems. These changes can threaten entire species, like the monarch butterfly, by destroying their habitats and disrupting their […]

How The Marine System Is Damaged By Climate Change

Climate change has an effect on every part of the world and on every population that inhabits this planet. The impact is more visible in some places and lands, but no ecosystem can fully escape from it. The oceans look particularly resilient to casual observers, but in reality, they suffer as much as other ecosystems. […]

Gorilla Has Become One Of The Most Endangered Species

Gorillas are among the world’s largest animals, and they are currently in danger of becoming extinct due to reasons related to climate change, human activities that endanger their lands, and constant development measures that disrespect their habitat and needs. Gorillas have a gentle nature, also being a very robust species and the largest primates on […]