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Protecting the Environment for Us and Our Pets

North African wildcat

Almost 300 free-roaming cats sterilized to help protect African Wildcats

July 17, 2019

“The African wildcat is the ancestor of our domestic cats, the one who started our modern love affair with cats. Small wildcats around the world are threatened by numerous factors, including habitat loss, hunting and interbreeding…it’s important we do everything in our power to protect biodiversity right now.” MOUNT RAINIER, Maryland (PRWEB)—Nearly three hundred free-roaming […]

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Ben Lecomte

The biggest offender when it comes to plastic pollution will likely surprise you

June 21, 2019

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (PRNewswire) — Single use plastic is the most obvious of offenders when we consider ocean plastic pollution. Yet the biggest source of plastic pollution is something that might not be front of mind: our clothes. Over 35 percent of the projected 1.5 million metric tonnes of microplastics found in the oceans come […]

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Toddler learning about birds

Four family activities that teach children to love animals and nature

June 18, 2019

MISSION, Kansas (PRNewswire and Family Features Editorial Syndicate) — While children gain knowledge and experience in the classroom,activities done outside of that setting can help encourage kids to keep learning and make family moments more enjoyable for everyone involved. From planning trips that celebrate animals and the great outdoors to rainy day activities at home […]

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Baltimore Oriole

Meet a new bird every week

May 28, 2019

If you love birds, as we do, we think you might enjoy a feature on the American Bird Conservancy’s website. It’s called Bird of the Week. There, you can sign up to get information each week about a new bird, including the Bird Conservancy’s conservation efforts. Birds include both temperature climate and tropical birds. You […]

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Joint venture seeks to prevent bird and window collisions

May 28, 2019

“Demand for testing and rating materials already exceeds ABC’s capacity,” said Sheppard. “In recent years, interest in bird-friendly design has grown, as architects and others realize that bird safety does not mean depriving people of light, views, and attractive building design.” (American Bird Conservancy)—American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is announcing a partnership with the Insulating Glass […]

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TurfMutt

TurfMutt celebrates tenth anniversary with expansion of youth education program and annual contest

March 5, 2019

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (PRNewswire) — The highly successful TurfMutt environmental education and stewardship program celebrates its tenth anniversary of teaching the value and benefits of the outdoors, specifically the contributions of our own backyards, community parks, and other managed landscapes.This year, the program expands its successful youth education program to middle schools around the country, adding […]

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The Orangutan Project looks to donors to help save victims of Borneo deforestation crisis

March 2, 2019

NEW YORK (PRNewswire) — The Orangutan Project (TOP), a non-partisan organization dedicated to orangutan conservation and welfare, is seeking donations for the month of March to help the Centre for Orangutan Protection, a key partner in Kalimantan, Indonesia, protect Borneo’s displaced orangutans, provide the rehabilitation and care they desperately need, and to urgently safeguard and […]

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seashells

Take action to help protect the ocean

March 2, 2019

We received the following email from the Ocean Conservancy and wanted to share it since we feel that most pet lovers also care greatly about animals in general, and, thus, the environment: I’m a scientist and I’ve dedicated my life to finding solutions that help people and coastal communities. Yesterday, I had the honor of testifying […]

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