How Old Cosmetics Can Help Wildlife

Rather than tossing used mascara wands in the recycling, send them (or encourage others to send them) to the Appalachian Wildlife Refuge—an all-volunteer organization that rehabilitates animals who have been injured or orphaned. Mascara wands can be used to “remove fly eggs and larva from the fur of animals” since they are small and their bristles are close together. Old (but clean) wands can be …

2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Winners

Whether it’s a bear completely missing his prey, a grinning zebra or a fox diving head-first into snow, the 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards winners are guaranteed to deliver good cheer. This year’s awards saw around 2,200 submissions from all over the world, and the winners (and finalists) are worth a look. There are many notable images but the pelican’s look of shock as it …

State of Great Barrier Reef Worsens

After a very recent survey of the Great Barrier Reef (specifically the region near Lizard Island), Justin Marshall—who works at the University of Queensland and is the chief investigator of citizen science program Coral Watch—has reported devastating news for the coral and wildlife that exists there. Coral has continued to bleach (even in the winter) and many fish species have disappeared from the area in …