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New Estimates Find That The Critically Endangered North Atlantic Right Whale Population Is Declining, Prompting Calls To Save Them

A new estimate from the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium found that the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale population has dropped 8%, from 366 in 2019 to 336 in 2020.  This...

Four Suspected Rhino Poachers Arrested, Two Killed & One Sentenced In Three Different Cases At Kruger National Park

South African National Parks shared information about several recent incidents involving rhino poaching suspects in Kruger National Park, two of which were killed. In one...

Breaking! Judge Decides To Cancel Wisconsin’s November Wolf Hunt, Temporarily Sparing The Lives Of Hundreds Of Wolves

In the biggest news so far this year for wolf protection in the United States, a court in Wisconsin issued an injunction last week...

Breaking! Oregon Kills Nearly All Remaining Members Of The Lookout Mountain Wolf Pack, Including Two That Were Not Old Enough To Hunt Yet

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) officials announced this week that the agency killed three more members of the Lookout Mountain Pack, including a...

Seven Neglected Lions Rescued By FOUR PAWS Reach Their New Home At FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary After Long Journey Across Europe

After traveling 2,000 kilometers across the European continent through Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Germany, seven rescued lions finally reached their new home at FELIDA...

100 Hippos, Decedents Of Animals Owned By Pablo Escobar Are Recognized As Legal Persons For The First Time In U.S. History

Today, the Animal Legal Defense Fund announced that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio has recognized animals as legal persons...

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Breaking! New Report On The World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates From 2018-2020 Sadly Lists 8 New Species

Highly endangered Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkey (Procolobus kirkii) in Jozani Forest on island of Zanzibar (Tanzania, Africa). Mother and baby nurture & bonding. Just two...

U.S. Senator Cory Booker Introduces Important Bill To Shut Down Wildlife Markets Which Threaten Public Health In The United States

U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced a bipartisan bill, the Preventing Future Pandemics Act, which would direct the State Department to...

Breaking! Coca-Cola, Nestlé, and PepsiCo Named Top Plastic Polluters For The 2nd Year In A Row

Coca-Cola, Nestlé, and PepsiCo were the top 3 most identified companies in global brand audits for the second year in a row, according to...

Breaking! Congratulations To Animal Activist & Vegan Joaquin Phoenix For Winning A Golden Globe For Best Actor In ‘Joker’

At last night’s 77th Golden Globe Awards, notable animal activist and vegan Joaquin Phoenix won for his outstanding performance in the feature film Joker. The...

World Animal News TOP Stories Making Headlines This Month

1. Congratulations to Joaquin Phoenix for winning Best Actor at the Oscars for his outstanding performance in the Joker.  Joaquin gave an inspirational speech using...

World Animal News TOP Stories Happening Now

Here is World Animal News’ Top 10 Stories Happening Now: 1. Colorado Parks & Wildlife Confirms First Gray Wolf Pack Sighting In The State Since...

Breaking! 11,000 Scientists Declare A Climate Emergency After 40 Years Of Major Global Negotiations To Save Our Planet

A global coalition of scientists led by William J. Ripple and Christopher Wolf of Oregon State University says “untold human suffering” is unavoidable without...

Breaking! 11,000 Scientists Declare A Climate Emergency After 40 Years Of Major Global Negotiations To Save Our Planet

A global coalition of scientists led by William J. Ripple and Christopher Wolf of Oregon State University says “untold human suffering” is unavoidable without...

U.S. Senator Cory Booker Introduces Important Bill To Shut Down Wildlife Markets Which Threaten Public Health In The United States

U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced a bipartisan bill, the Preventing Future Pandemics Act, which would direct the State Department to...

China Upgrades Native Pangolin Protection Status; They Will No Longer Be Used In Traditional Chinese Medicine

China has upgraded the national protection status of its native pangolin species, in particular the Chinese Pangolin Manis pentadactyla, to Class I, the highest form...

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Breaking! Peace 4 Animals & Wildlife SOS Launch “Refuse To Ride Elephants” Campaign To End The Cruel Practice Of Riding Elephants In India

Peace 4 Animals and Wildlife SOS have joined forces to launch the "Refuse to Ride Elephants: End The Abuse" campaign in India, which is aimed at raising...

Breaking! Golden Eagle Chicks Found In Southern California Mountains For The 1st Time In 30 Years

Photos By National Park Service A pair of golden eagle chicks, a fully protected species in the state of California, have been found in a nest...

North America’s First Whale Sanctuary Selected By Whale Sanctuary Project In Port Hilford, Nova Scotia

The Whale Sanctuary Project has announced that it will work together with Sherbrooke and the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s on the Eastern...

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The U.S. Receives “D” Rating For Its Protection Of Farmed Animals & Wildlife In World Animal Protection’s Newest Report

Sadly, new research by World Animal Protection reveals that the United States continues to lag behind many other countries in its protections for farmed animals...

Breaking News! Pope Francis Offered One Million Dollars To The Charity Of His Choice To Try Vegan For Lent

A major global campaign announced today and backed by a high-profile coalition of celebrities, environmentalists, and organizations is calling on Pope Francis to try...

Breaking! McDonald’s Germany Launches Its 1st Meatless Burger, The Big Vegan TS!

Photos from McDonald's Germany In a trend picking up traction worldwide, McDonald's Germany has announced that it will introduce its first vegan burger beginning on...

Breaking! New Study Claiming That Red & Processed Meat Does Not Contribute To Cancer & Other Diseases Is Misleading; A Plant-Based Diet Is Best...

A plant-based diet is not only the most compassionate choice but also good for your health, as was confirmed by a coalition of prominent...

WAN Talks With CLAW’s Tony Tucci & Alison Simard About Their Vital Efforts To Protect LA’s Wildlife

Citizens for Los Angeles Wildlife (CLAW), have been quietly tackling some relatively unknown or misunderstood issues that have far-reaching and often life-or-death consequences for wildlife. WAN...

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