Animals

Wyss Foundation Commits $65M to African Parks to Secure Protected Areas in Africa
March 3, 2017 at 10:22 am

The Wyss Foundation today announced a commitment of up to $65 million to the South African-based conservation organization African Parks to support the protection and management of four existing parks in Rwanda and Malawi and to enable the nonprofit organization to conserve up to five new protected areas yet to be identified in other countries. African Parks,…

Best Friends Mails A Practical Involvement Device
February 23, 2017 at 3:17 pm

The Wyss Foundation today announced a commitment of up to $65 million to the South African-based conservation organization African Parks to support the protection and management of four existing parks in Rwanda and Malawi and to enable the nonprofit organization to conserve up to five new protected areas yet to be identified in other countries. African Parks, […]

Feel Good Friday: Surfing Dog Raised Half-Million Dollars for Charity
January 6, 2017 at 10:41 am

A surfing dog has raised half a million dollars for various charities since she started participating in fundraising events for six years. Ricochet, known as the only SURFice dog, reached the $500,000 fundraising milestone, which benefited more than 250 different causes dedicated to kids with special needs, people with disabilities, veterans with PTSD and animals…

Animal-Welfare Veteran David Gregory Joins Newport Creative
February 4, 2016 at 8:57 am

Newport Creative, Duxbury, Mass., today announced that David Gregory has joined its growing fundraising team as vice president of business and strategic development. Gregory was chief financial officer at Michigan Humane Society before joining Newport Creative. The move is a strategic part of the agency’s growth plan and commitment to the animal welfare market...

Cecil the Lion Shooting Drives Conservation Donations
August 5, 2015 at 3:32 pm

Public outrage about the killing of a lion named Cecil on the outskirts of a protected park in Zimbabwe late last month has driven more than £550,000, or about $858,000, to the Oxford University-based Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, officials there said Tuesday. Nearly 12,000 people have contributed, including American philanthropists and conservationists Tom and Daphne…

PETA Calls for Walter Palmer to Be ‘Hanged’ for Killing Cecil the Lion
July 31, 2015 at 1:27 pm

In the days since suburban Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer was outed as the hunter who killed Cecil the lion, there has been no shortage of public fury. Angry animal lovers from around the world flooded Palmer’s Yelp and Facebook page with thousands of negative reviews. Zimbabwean officials said they are investigating Palmer for poaching. An online petition urging…

Colorado State University Receives $10 Million for Equine Hospital
July 27, 2015 at 1:33 pm

Colorado State University has announced a $10 million gift from the Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation to build a new teaching equine hospital, promote equine medicine, and provide specialty care for horses. The gift will support construction of a 180,000-square-foot-facility on CSU's Fort Collins campus, where 27 equine clinicians will care for approximately…

DiCaprio Foundation Awards $15 Million for Conservation Efforts
July 17, 2015 at 1:35 pm

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has announced grants totaling $15 million for conservation efforts around the globe. Grants were awarded in support of efforts aimed at protecting key endangered species and threatened marine and terrestrial ecosystems, empowering indigenous communities, and securing long-term investments in conservation and climate change adaptation efforts. Recipients include ClearWater, which is working with…

PETA: SeaWorld Employee Masqueraded as Animal Activist
July 15, 2015 at 6:00 am

A SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. employee posed for years as an animal-rights activist, joining protests against the company over its use of captive killer whales, according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). PETA, based in Norfolk, Virginia, said that a California activist who identified himself as Thomas Jones has been taking part in…