Category Archives: Environment

Crikey! It’s Steve Irwin Day!

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This Tuesday, 15 November, is the annually celebration of the life of Steve Irwin.  Like him or not, you cannot deny that this man brought the plight of wildlife conservation into more than 150 million living rooms around the world.  Carrying on that tradition, the aptly named Steve Irwin Day continues Steve’s mission to fight for wildlife conservation and habitat… Read more »

7 Billion and Counting

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Last month the world population reached 7 billion.  In only 12 short years, since ~October 1999, the human population has increased by 1 billion.  Let us take a few moments to think about the fact that we now share this planet with 6,999,999,999 other people… and counting.  If our global growth rate continues, it is anticipated that by 2050, you… Read more »

Exotic Animal Ownership

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Since the exotic animal incident in Zanesville, Ohio a few weeks ago, I have received a lot of questions regarding the laws governing exotic animal ownership in the United States.  Ownership of exotic or non-native species in the US is a much debated subject.  In actuality, regulation is done on a state, not national, basis; which allows for a lot… Read more »