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‘Purrfect’ Match: ‘Cat Whisperer’ Mieshelle Nagelschneider & ‘Cat Daddy’ Jackson Galaxy Join Forces for Stray Cat Alliance

Earlier this summer, Lucy Noland, a co-anchor at NBC4 News in Los Angeles, shared some impressive achievements in regard to battling a crisis faced by many metropolitan areas in the US—an out of control stray cat population. Notice I said “stray” and not “feral cat“ population, as the problem demographic seems to be comprised of…

Vital Ground Protects Grizzly Bear Habitat Throughout Their North American Range

Vital Ground is a Montana-based land trust dedicated to protecting grizzly bear habitat in North America. The organization supports bear conservation ecology studies in 6 ecosystems, which are scattered throughout Alaska, the Lower 48 (Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming) and in Canada. According to the organization’s newly revamped website, the land trust has “helped protect and…

Wildlife SOS & Friendicoes SECA Save A Mule from Flooding in Northern India with Rescue Helicopter

Although continuing rainstorms during the monsoon season in Northern India, currently preclude search and recovery efforts for human bodies—some courageous Delhi-based animal rescue teams have saved the life of a single mule. Friendicoes SECA and Wildlife SOS, both animal welfare organizations, teamed up to help bring the mule to safety earlier this week. Stranded on…

China’s Wolong Nature Reserve has Giant Pandas, but India’s Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary has Gharials & Gangetic Dolphins

As humans continue to encroach on waterways and wild lands and develop them to the extent they can, some species may vanish with or without our attempts to conserve them. With that said, we continue to fail at keeping illegal poachers at bay;  we continue to reproduce exponentially; we fail to reduce our carbon footprint;…

Death of Indian Working Elephant “Bijlee” Starts Global Movement

It was legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan who essentially, with intention or not, launched this campaign to help working elephants through his tweeted and compassionate appeal to animal welfarists.   Early last week, Mr. Bachchan requested welfarists and the like, to come to the aid of one suffering begging street elephant (a type of working elephant) named “Bijlee” and it seems…

Iconic Bollywood Actor Amitabh Bachchan Praised for Saving the Life of an Asian Elephant Near Mumbai

The CEO and staff of more than 200 employees, including veterinarians, wildlife biologists and animal care takers working at several rescue facilities operated by Wildlife SOS, the largest animal rescue and conservation organization in South Asia, have praised acclaimed Bollywood actor Mr. Amitabh Bachchan for bringing worldwide attention to the plight of Bijlee the elephant.…

Agra, India’s Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary & that Place Down the Street they Call the Taj Mahal

When you share a destination with one of the eight wonders of the world it is sometimes difficult to catch any of the limelight whatsoever.  It reminds me that everything is relative. And so even the greatness of one mecca for all things flighted can be trumped by the greatness of one uber-famous, white marble…

“Balu Ay Gaya!” (“Bear Has Come!”)

(By NGS Contributor Dr. Jordan Carlton Schaul) I’m sharing this piece that I edited or really paraphrased for Wildlife SOS regarding this eventful news. I didn’t want to change this in a stylistic sense because Vinay (Wildlife SOS India) and Nikki (Wildlife SOS USA), who shared the original story with me this morning from India…

Wildlife SOS Recognized for Contributions to Wildlife Conservation, Animal Welfare & Social Causes

Contributing Editor Dr. Jordan Schaul proudly announces a celebration recognizing the efforts of his colleagues at Wildlife SOS for their 17 years of work rescuing bears. The Indian-based wildlife conservation organization is focused on preserving India’s bears and other South Asian animals. It was the night before Christmas of 2002 and ”the beginning of the end” of a…

Wildlife SOS-India Nearly Extinguishes a 400 Year-Old Practice of Dancing Bears

Contributor Dr. Jordan Schaul interviews colleagues Geeta Seshamani and Kartick Satyanarayan, the founders of Wildlife SOS-India, and Nikki Sharp, Exexcutive Director of Wildlife SOS-USA.   The bear conservationists reflect on how they are putting an end to the 400 year-old practice of dancing bears in an exclusive Skype interview across the world.  Below is the…

The Barbi Twins Boo Bear Bile Farming

Dr. Jordan Schaul interviews the legendary animal activists and Hollywood icons, the Barbi Twins. The models, known for their record breaking magazine covers, nutrition books and best selling calendars, have lent their name to nearly every type of animal cause and animal rights issue out there. They lobby for bills, protest injustice, participate in hands-on…

Yamuna Floods Threaten Famed Dancing Bear Rescue Center in India

I just received the following urgent facebook message from my friend Kartick Satyanarayan, Director and Co-Founder of India’s Wildlife SOS at 5:37 PM (Alaska Time), September 1st, 2011: “Kartick Satyanarayan Hey Jordan – Hands full with floods at the Agra Bear Sanctuary. Will be in touch soon. Pls see update on floods on fb and website.” Named…