oh. my. goodness!
three orphaned baby black rhinos — hope, kilifi and nicky — are being raised in kenya’s lewa wildlife conservancy by rangers who haven’t left their side since their mothers were killed by poachers. from a population that used to number in the hundreds of thousands only a century ago, less than 5,000 black rhinos now remain. photos by (click pic) luca ghidoni, suzi eszterhas and ami vitale. (similar posts)
The world we’ve created for birds is a gauntlet of death. This infographic, based on Smithsonian research included in the just released State of the Birds report, shows how our actions impact their population numbers. The report’s release coincides with the 100th anniversary of the death of “Martha” the last passenger pigeon, a species that once numbered in the billions but was hunted to extinction.
The report is the most comprehensive look at U.S. birds and the news isn’t great: 228 birds species are currently at risk of extinction. But the good news is that we can fix it. The report indicates that many species have rebounded with dedicated conservation efforts. Read our summary or the full report.
Vtopian cheeses are restocked!! #vegan (at NOOCH / 10 E. Ellsworth Ave)
A lawsuit challenging Idaho’s ag-gag law as unconstitutional is moving forward, with a supportive ruling by a U.S. federal judge.
Awesome news. The writing is on the wall.