Tagged: Animals

A black and white trail cam shows a Texas ocelot walking past, its coat is speckled and spotted.

Conserving a Ghost Cat

Texas ocelots struggle to survive in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Shari Wilcox describes her work protecting these elusive wild cats.

The Palate Politics of Eating Kangaroo

Kangatarianism is a growing food movement in Australia that purports to be more ethical and climate-conscious than other meat-eating practices. Sophie Chao uncovers the politics of “eating roo” in an age of climate change.

Counting Cranes

On the heels of the spring crane migration northward and the Annual Midwest Crane Count, Paul Robbins shares why these birds are such an important part of conservation history in Wisconsin and the U.S.

Turtle shell on soil with yellow and pink flowers on it

Honoring Animal Lives through Memorials

Amanda Stronza creates memorials for animals killed on roads and sidewalks by pairing striking photographs with dedicatory text. Through this practice, she invites onlookers to “see, care, and be reminded of the bonds we share with the nonhuman world.”

Badwater (a Kinship Series Essay)

Daegan Miller recounts his close encounter with a buffalo herd and the fraught political history of the Badlands in this essay with audio narration excerpted from Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations, a five-volume book series.

A red and black frog on a branch in a Colombian forest. These frogs are threatened by the illegal wildlife trade.

For the Love of Frogs

Poison dart frogs in Colombia face threats from deforestation and the illegal wildlife trade. Heather Swan profiles Ivan Lozano, a conservationist who has dedicated his life to breeding and protecting these frogs.