Entries by Judd Dunagan

Fossil Fuel Extraction is Leaving Beluga Whales on the Verge of Extinction

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, also known as NOAA, recently released a report about the Beluga whales. The findings of this report, unfortunately, don’t make for a beautiful reading. The population of Beluga whales at the moment is estimated at 312, and this number, despite being a rise from the 2011 survey of 284 […]

One Among the Last Four Massive Northern White Rhinos on Earth Euthanized

The death of Nola, an elderly male, white rhino, has caused the world’s total population of Northern white rhinos to decline significantly by 25 percent. The 41-year-old rhino lost its life’s battle to a bacterial infection at San Diego Zoo on the 22nd of November.  The world is now left with only three massive, two-horned […]

Update on Beluga Whale Acquisition

November 17, 2015 Update on Beluga Whale Acquisition Georgia Aquarium chooses not to appeal court decision Here at Georgia Aquarium, we have been dedicated to the care and preservation of beluga whales since our founding in 2005. This magnificent species is listed as “Near Threatened” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and […]

IFAW-INTERPOL Agree Cooperation to Fight Global Wildlife Crime

IFAW and INTERPOL yesterday signed an agreement extending their worldwide cooperation to combat wildlife and environmental crime. The event took place at the 2nd INTERPOL-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Conference being held in Singapore this week. “In 2013 IFAW became the first ever NGO for the environment to sign an agreement […]

Mute Swan Bill Delivered to Governor Cuomo-New York

Assemblyman Cymbrowitz’ Mute Swan Bill Delivered to Governor Cuomo November 12, 2015 at 9:11am A bill introduced by Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Brooklyn) to save New York’s mute swans from extermination has been delivered to Governor Cuomo, and the lawmaker is urging animal rights advocates to make their voices heard and convince the state’s chief executive […]

Violence Connection Workshop

Spot the signs. Intervene in time. Free seminar on stopping animal cruelty before it spreads Alarmed about a rise in animal abandonment on the Treasure Coast, Pegasus Foundation and Help Us Help Them are cosponsoring a very special event to help animal advocates understand how cruelty toward animals—an already heinous and upsetting crime—can escalate to […]