Half of Earth for Wildlife?

by Ryan Murphy

  Several scientific studies now show that we’re in the midst of the Earth’s sixth mass extinction, which is the rapid destruction of species that evolutionary biologist E.O. Wilson has called the coming “biological holocaust.” What or who is to blame for this pending doom? This shouldn’t be a surprise – humans. So how do […]


President Obama: “We Need to Take Urgent Action” to Save Elephants

by Jacqueline Barba

  Calling for “urgent action” in the fight to save elephants, President Obama has promised that his administration “won’t let up” on efforts to prevent the extinction of this majestic species. The President stated his commitment to ending poaching and the ivory trade in an interview with HSUS last Thursday, World Wildlife Day. On the […]


No Respect for Wildlife, the Land, or the Law

by Ryan Murphy

Oregon Standoff at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is About More Than Land Rights Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, an important 187,757 acres of diverse habitats in Oregon, is home to many varieties of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and fish. However, the refuge has now become a standoff ground between welfare ranchers and law enforcement. Why is […]

Wildlife Crossing Blog

Take Action: Support Wildlife Crossings

by Mark Molloy

Take Action: Support Wildlife Crossings Sign Our One Click Letter Today-Open to Worldwide Participation Urge the U.S. Department of Transportation to support a wildlife crossing at Liberty Canyon in California Habitat fragmentation — the division of large, continuous habitats into smaller, isolated patches — is one of the principle threats to species across the planet. […]


IDA Denounces Woodland Park Zoo’s Elephant Program Plan

by Nicole Meyer

Today, In Defense of Animals and Friends of Woodland Park Zoo Elephants, a Seattle advocacy group, released the following joint news release denouncing the Zoo’s plan for its elephant program. IDA and Friends have long advocated for the humane retirement of Bamboo, Chai, and Watoto to a sanctuary. In response to increased criticism, the Zoo […]