Seeing polar bears in the wild has always been on my bucket list. I was lucky enough to fulfill that dream with a number Defenders supporters recently. And what an adventure it was!
Posts Categorized: Climate Change
While you won’t likely hear much about wildlife during these talks, this conference may very well determine whether the world can stabilize the global climate at a level that allows biodiversity—not to mention human civilization—a fighting chance at survival.
In a recent court decision, a federal judge upheld the National Marine Fisheries Service’s decision to deny a permit to import 18 wild-caught beluga whales into the U.S. for display at the Georgia Aquarium, setting a meaningful precedent for marine mammal protection.
It’s fall in Alaska, and that means that a spectacular migration is in full swing. Each year, North American caribou undertake an epic journey from their breeding range to wintering grounds – one of the biggest large-mammal land migrations on Earth. But a changing climate and the threat of development could make this annual migration a challenge.
The joint stand that the U.S. and China have taken to battle the threats of climate change and wildlife trafficking speaks to the fact that we live in a global community. No nation exists in a vacuum, and our leaders must coordinate their efforts to make the world a better place.