A new paper in the journal Biodiversity Conservation suggests that anthropomorphism -- the attribution of human characteristics to anything other than a human being -- could become a powerful tool in promoting public support for animal conservation.
Following an August 7th seizure of more than 1,000 illegally poached elephant tusks, members of China's Endangered Species Advisory Committee are struggling with the dilemma of what should be done with the ivory. I have a solution. ART.
It turns out that one of the investors behind this lab-grown meat is Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google. In the video below he explains why he decided that this project was worth putting his personal money behind.
In a bold move to protect the well-being of dolphins, India has moved to ban dolphin shows -- a push that helps elevate their status from creatures of mere curiosity to one that borders more closely to the personhood we seem to share.