The terrible news about poachers slaughtering Satao, a wild bull elephant in Kenya’s Tsavo National Park whose tusks nearly touched the ground, got a lot of people asking: isn’t there anyone helping these animals? There is.
Critter cams can add data to the scientific literature, make citizen scientists out of lots of armchair naturalists, and may help keep endangered species safe from poachers.
For Alan Rabinowitz, the concept of the “battle to save wild cats” is growing less and less metaphorical by the minute. He says it's a global “counter terrorism” campaign.
8/26/2015 Ohio zoo sending “Harapan” to Indonesia in hopes he’ll mate and help save his species. By Vicki Croke In order to help save his species, Harapan, the only Sumatran rhino living outside Southeast Asia, is going home—even though he’s a big-city American-raised rhino who’s never even seen “home” before. Members of the Cincinnati Zoo … Continue reading Cincinnati Rhino Needed In Sumatra
11/12/14 Have Myanmar's highly endangered Asian elephants been saved in a counter-intuitive way —in part, by keeping them employed in logging camps? By Vicki Croke As President Obama touches down in Myanmar today and many people talk of human rights and democratic reform, conservationists also see an urgent agenda: the future of elephants. Here is … Continue reading The Half-Captive, Half-Wild Elephants Of Myanmar: A Quirky Road To Survival
11/6/2014 If any bird can be considered an iconic New Yorker, he's it. At 24, a venerable age for a hawk, Pale Male has lived the lyrics of the famous song--he's done it his way. By Vicki Croke If any bird can be considered an iconic New Yorker, I’d say he’s it. Handsome. Successful. Tough, … Continue reading Spying On The World’s Most Famous Hawk: Pale Male
9/4/2015 After 18 years of patient study, of course Lisa Dabek knew, but she never really saw exactly what they were up to ...until now. By Vicki Croke For 18 years, the very patient and determined field biologist Lisa Dabek has been traveling to Papua New Guinea to study the mysterious Matschie’s tree kangaroo. These … Continue reading Treetop Kangaroos? Who Knew?
10/19/2018 In India, conservationists truck orphaned rhinos from a rhino-rich park to one with a rhino deficit. By Vicki Croke Three young female greater one-horned rhinos who were saved as orphans from monsoon floodwaters in 2016 and hand-reared at one national park, have just been moved to a different park in the foothills of the … Continue reading Road Trip For Rescued Rhinos May Give The Species A Lift
11/22/2016 Tunnels for penguins, overpasses for pronghorn, culverts for cougars—all part of a growing conservation movement to help animals cross dangerous roads and to reconnect wild habitats in an increasingly-fragmented world. Vicki talks with Robin Young at Here&Now about some amazing “wildlife crossings.” Produced by Christen Goguen. Originally appeared on WBUR’s The Wild Life and … Continue reading Reconnecting Habitats And Saving Lives
1/27/2015 Great tiger news this month as one fierce test-case orphan makes it on her own in the Russian Far East, and the big cat census is on the rise in India. By Vicki Croke Vicki spoke with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about good tiger news in Russia and India: Zolushka, once orphaned, and … Continue reading From Orphaned, Frostbitten Cub To Fearless ‘Tiger Princess’