Defenders of Wildlife has teamed up with Jeff Corwin, a wildlife biologist, well-known television personality and Defenders member, to bring a new television series into homes across America every Saturday morning beginning in October.
Studies show that light pollution can increase risks for obesity, sleep disorders, depression and diabetes. Moreover, as much as half of outdoor lighting is wasted because it is poorly aimed or unshielded, which increases emissions that contribute to climate change.
In the fight to save critically endangered North Atlantic right whales, new data is showing that entanglement in lobster gear is not only killing the whales, it’s making them more than three feet shorter on average than those born 30 to 40 years ago.
Beavers play a crucial but often unrecognized role in conservation. As nature’s ecosystem engineers—felling trees and building dams that change ecosystems—beavers benefit other species including freshwater fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and insects.
At the height of the full moon, during the highest tides of the lunar cycle, American horseshoe crabs rise from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean to spawn on the sandy shores of South Carolina’s Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge.