Austin Thomas http://goo.gl/iSKeF6 Owls are absolutely stunning creatures – their deep and piercing eyes and haunting hoots are the stuff of myths and folktales. Perhaps that’s why we love these beautiful owl photos so much! Paul Bannick http://goo.gl/2jHw2i Since ancient times, owls have captured the imaginations of various cultures as harbingers of death, doom, bad […]

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With record levels of global ivory seizures in 2013, mostly in ports, a new Interpol report highlights the need for greater information sharing to enable a more proactive and effective law enforcement response against trafficking syndicates. Large-scale ivory shipments – each one representing the slaughter of hundreds of elephants – point to the involvement of […]

via 2 Rhinos and 30 Elephants Poached Every Day — What Happened to the Portcullis?

German Police Evict Anti-Coal Activists From a 12,000-Year-Old Forest (in Photos) The protesters have occupied a community of tree houses for six years to oppose a nearby coal mine. Emily MoonSep 15, 2018 Police evicted protesters Thursday from a vast, old-growth forest in western Germany, where they’ve lived in a community of tree houses for […]

via Defending the Forest — Engage!

Source: Wild Hoofbeats Breaking News: On July 19, 2018 the House of Representatives passed a Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations Bill. By Carol Walker, Director of Field Documentation, Wild Horse Freedom Federation The Bill included an amendment by Representative Chris Stewart of Utah which authorizes the Bureau of Land Management to manage all wild horses and […]

via Action Alert: House Passes 2019 Appropriations Bill that Calls for Sterilized Wild Horse and Burro Herds — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Call to action: The House Appropriations Committee has scheduled its “mark up” on the spending bill for the Interior Department, including the BLM’s Wild Horse & Burro Program, this Wednesday, June 6 starting at 10 am Eastern. We just learned that Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) will introduce an amendment recommending permanent sterilization of wild equines on the […]

via Urgent: House Appropriations to Vote on BLM Anti-Wild Equine Budget this Wednesday — Straight from the Horse’s Heart