September 24th marked Seattle's third annual Global March for Elephants and Rhinos – expanded this year to include Lions in the title. And, let's be honest here, there are plenty of other critically endangered animals also deserving of space on the marquee.
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Almost four years since work started on the master plan for SAAS' STREAM building, its opening day has finally arrived and the building is full of life -- with students, robots, art, and excitement around every corner.
Last weekend people from around the globe gathered to participate in the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos, whose purpose is to raise awareness about the dramatic decline of some of the world's most iconic megafauna at the hands of men.
A few weeks ago we were given the opportunity to once again visit Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest as part of a summer program that allows donors to get a closer look at the work they do in providing sanctuary to the seven chimpanzees in their care.
Open letter to King County Councilmember Larry Phillips regarding Bamboo and Chai, the elephants on exhibit at Woodland Park Zoo.
On Saturday, October 4th, tens of thousands of participants in over 100 countries across six continents gathered to march on behalf of wildlife worldwide in an effort to raise awareness about the toll that poaching and other forms of killing are taking on many of the world’s iconic animal species.
"Knowing what we know about how chimpanzees experience the world, we believe it is wrong to use them in invasive biomedical testing. There is a compelling case for ending the use of chimpanzees in biomedical research. The United States and Gabon are the only countries left in the world still using chimpanzees in the biomedical industry." -Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest
Earlier this afternoon Woodland Park Zoo announced that its only African elephant, Watoto, had been euthanized.
Conceived and started by native Zimbabwean Evans Mabiza, the Children and Nature Conservation Zimbabwe Trust is a young project that primarily revolves around going to schools and teaching conservation lessons. But there is also a wildlife research element to it.
"If anyone wants to know what elephants are like, they are like people only more so." -Pierre Corneille.