Honoring a King, Whose Death Sparked Outrage Around the World

All things are connected like the blood that unites us. We do not weave the web of life, we are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. – Chief Seattle I was deeply saddened and angered today when I learned of another senseless and preventable death.  His …

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Why Did The Turtle Cross The Road?

We are facing a turtle survival crisis unprecedented in its severity and risk. Humans are the problem, and must therefore also be the solution. Without concerted conservation action, many of the world’s turtles and tortoises will become extinct within the next few decades. It is now up to us to prevent the loss of these …

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Day of the Dragon!

Today is International Appreciate A Dragon Day!  Yeah, I know.  It sounds crazy, but if there is an international peanut butter day, then dragons can certainly have their turn in the international spotlight.  As soon as I heard that today was appreciate a dragon day, I was really psyched because one very special dragon came …

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Wall of Humans Help Endangered Sea Turtle Hatchlings Find Their Way Safely to Sea!

Each weekend I am going to spotlight a species that may live in your home, or one that may live right outside your front door in the wild.  Why?  Well, I have found that if we care enough about the species we choose to live with, we can learn to teach children (and ourselves) to …

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Celebrate Biodiversity! Make Every Day Endangered Species Day

May 17 is one day out of the year when endangered species from around the globe are celebrated and given the spotlight that they deserve.  Over the span of my career I  have been honored and blessed to have bred, cared for, and learned from some of the most incredible and critically endangered species on …

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Conscious Decisions

What’s in that Easter candy that you will be indulging in soon? I hope there’s no palm oil. Why should we all say NO to palm oil?  Palm oil poses the most significant threat to the widest range of endangered megafauna.  This includes endangered tigers, elephants, rhinos and orangutans.  Hundreds of critically endangered species live …

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