Protecting Whales & Dolphins in Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica (Green Global Travel)

It was truly a dream come true for me to visit Golfo Dulce in Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. I had envisioned it for nearly a decade before I was approached by Earthwatch to be their Communications Fellow on their volunteer expedition to one of the three tropical fjords in the world- Golfo Dulce. Read about my trip and the threats that the dolphins and … Continue reading Protecting Whales & Dolphins in Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica (Green Global Travel)

Help Save Costa Rica’s Marine Life on an Earthwatch Expedition (JohnnyJet.com)

In 2016, I was fortunate to go on an Earthwatch expedition to Costa Rica’s Golfo Dulce (one of the three tropical fjords in the world) to assist scientists in collecting data on whales and dolphins. The cetacean population is facing multiple threats, including development of this pristine habitat. Read about my trip, and what you can do to help here: Help Save Costa Rica’s Marine … Continue reading Help Save Costa Rica’s Marine Life on an Earthwatch Expedition (JohnnyJet.com)

Climate Change Doesn’t Just Affect Humans – It’s Affecting These Dogs, As Well (BarkPost)

There’s no denying the fact that our climate is changing. Sadly, the animals take the brunt of it. Here, I write about the impact of climate change on Greenland’s sled dogs, and the heroes that are making a difference on BarkPost. Climate Change Doesn’t Just Affect Humans – It’s Affecting These Dogs, As Well   Continue reading Climate Change Doesn’t Just Affect Humans – It’s Affecting These Dogs, As Well (BarkPost)

Taking Refuge in Australia’s Kindness

The other night, I awoke from a deep sleep to silence. There was no cacophony of frogs, no giggling kookaburras, no pitter-patter of possums on the roof, and no cows marching across the lawn throwing water bowls around. There were definitely no wallabies clucking for their babies. These were the sounds of the bush, where I spent nine amazing, life-affirming days on my recent trip … Continue reading Taking Refuge in Australia’s Kindness

PARROT CONFIDENTIAL: Film by Allison Argo Shows the Bittersweet World Parrots Share with Humans

I have witnessed parrots in captivity. I have heard their loud calls. I have seen in horror parrots who pecked their feathers out. I have also met wonderful parrot owners and rescuers who have dedicated their lives to making the lives of their feathered friends better. But until I saw Allison Argo’s film “Parrot Confidential” on PBS Nature, I did not question the status of … Continue reading PARROT CONFIDENTIAL: Film by Allison Argo Shows the Bittersweet World Parrots Share with Humans

Want to help elephants? Read this inspirational interview with volunteer Diana Edelman at Save Elephant Foundation.

Article previously published on NBC Petside.com Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to quit your job and move abroad to rescue animals? Diana Edelman from Maryland did just that. A year ago, fed up with her PR job, 33-year-old Diana decided it was time to follow her dreams. She always knew she wanted to help animals, and that desire took her to Chiang … Continue reading Want to help elephants? Read this inspirational interview with volunteer Diana Edelman at Save Elephant Foundation.

Save the Rhino, but Kill the Cow?

The wildlife conservation world is abuzz after learning about the extinct status of the Western black rhino in Africa by the IUCN yesterday. Rhinos have been hunted to extinction for their horns, which supposedly possess medical properties according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. There is no scientific proof. Conservationists have been working tirelessly to protect these endangered pachyderms. They are truly heroes. Yet, I wonder if … Continue reading Save the Rhino, but Kill the Cow?

Cheetah Conservation Fund’s Livestock Guarding Dog Program Helps the African Cheetah

You’ve heard of seeing eye dogs, doggie therapists, and search & rescue dogs. But have you heard of guard dogs that are helping cheetahs? The Livestock Guarding Dog (LSGD) program started by the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in Namibia is one of the most successful programs implemented to help farmers guard their livestock from cheetahs—and help save the lives of cheetahs in the process. The … Continue reading Cheetah Conservation Fund’s Livestock Guarding Dog Program Helps the African Cheetah

Billion Baby Turtles: Give a Dollar, Save a Turtle

SEE Turtles Organization launches billion baby turtles campaign Baby turtles are adorable. They are also in serious trouble. The Billion Baby Turtles campaign launched by the SEE Turtles organization has a lofty goal. A billion is a big number, but that’s exactly what’s needed to save endangered turtle species. “Odds are long for a baby sea turtle, even under the best of circumstances. With all the human … Continue reading Billion Baby Turtles: Give a Dollar, Save a Turtle