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Naked Mole Rat Named 'Vertebrate of the Year'
Offbeat  (tags: naked mole rat, award, humans, weird, unusual )

- 1536 days ago -
Famed as the world's longest-living rodent, the wrinkly faced naked mole rat has won Science Magazine's Vertebrate of the Year award, confirming that the contest is based on more than just looks.
Dublin Homeless Man Honoured for Pet Rabbit Rescue
Offbeat  (tags: homeless man, rescued pet bunny, award, bravery, kindness )

- 2441 days ago -
A homeless man has been honoured in Dublin for rescuing his pet rabbit from the River Liffey. John Patrick Byrne, 38, became a kind of celebrity after a video showed him rescuing Barney the rabbit from the river.
Lake Natron Scoops Top Award
Offbeat  (tags: Award, Blue Globe )

- 2676 days ago -
Lake Natron has won the top Blue Globe Award in the first World Wetlands Network Globe Awards.
Speaks Out Against the Exotic-Skins Trade
Offbeat  (tags: Raveena Tandon, star, award, activist, beauty, exotic, skins )

- 2692 days ago -
Raveena Tandon-Thadani - star of Mohra and a National Award winner for her role in the film Daman - appears in her sexiest role yet. A passionate animal activist, the Bollywood beauty jumped at the chance to slither into a slinky, snake-inspired ...
Offbeat  (tags: environment, protection, flower show, award, rainforest )

- 2852 days ago -
World Land Trust has been awarded a Gold Medal for its "Saving the Atlantic Rainforest" exhibit in the Continuous Learning section at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The exhibit was also awarded "Best in Section".
Scotland Wildlife Photography Prize for RSPB Volunteer
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, photos, award )

- 2874 days ago -
An RSPB volunteer with a passion for snapping wildlife, has been voted Favourite Nature Photographer in the Scottish Nature Photography Awards.
Grigorio Perelman, Reclusive Russian Math Genius, Rufuses $1 Million Prize
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, odd, reclusive mathematician, refuses $1 million, award )

- 2914 days ago -
Dr Grigori Perelman, a reclusive Russian genius, is refusing to accept the prestigious $1 million "Millennium" mathematics prize awarded by the Clay Mathematics Institute in Cambridge, MA.
Animal Protest at the Oscars: 'The Cove' Is on Target
Offbeat  (tags: oscars, award, the cove, protest, against dolphin slaughter, animal advocates )

- 2932 days ago -
Among the Oscar winners last night was "The Cove'', a movie that could have far-reaching impact for animal life, particularly dolphins. Movies like this get little attention or promotion when the big movie companies spend fortunes promoting the
Enemy of Wildlife Named Humane Legislator of the Year
Offbeat  (tags: HSUS, award, enemy of wildife, habitat destruction, wild animals )

- 2933 days ago -
Last week, the HSUS named its 2009 Humane Legislator of the Year: Nick Rahall (D-WV). Rahall, the House Natural Resources Committee Chairman, has been a champion for protecting the wild horses of the American West ... and for obliterating wildlife habitat
Tippi Hedren Is the Cat's Meow
Offbeat  (tags: animals, Tippi Hedren, award, wild animals, captivity )

- 2942 days ago -
Tippi is a spokesperson for wild animals in captivity. She first developed a passion for large cats in the late 1960s while filming in Africa. Sharing the screen with her daughter, she later starred alongside 50 lions in 1981's 'Roar.'
Sir Roger Moore Named PETA U.K.'s Person of the Year
Offbeat  (tags: Roger Moore, peta, UK, person of the year, award )

- 3042 days ago -
"I am deeply touched and thrilled to be awarded the PETA U.K. person of the year. When I first saw their video footage on foie gras production three years ago, I felt compelled to do something to help put a stop to this cruel delicacy. I have since
Bayara Wins Prestigious Prize
Offbeat  (tags: animals, snow leopards, conservation, award, wild cats )

- 3077 days ago -
We are pleased to announce that our Mongolia Country Director, Bayarjargal (Bayara) Agvaantseren has won the prestigious 2009 Rabinowitz-Kaplan Prize for the Next Generation in Wild Cat Conservation. The $25,000 prize awarded by Panthera, recognizes
Heath Ledger and Isaac Brock Receive PETA Award
Offbeat  (tags: animals, whales, music video, Heath Ledger, Peta, award, environment )

- 3146 days ago -
After much anticipation, the new music video for Modest Mouse's "King Rat" was released this week--and it was worth the wait. The video, which was directed by Heath Ledger, is great not only for its artistry (I am always in favor of a touch of the
ITN - Bravery of Boy Who Saved Stabbed Mum
Offbeat  (tags: Brave boy, Award, hero )

- 3656 days ago -
He was slashed across the face with a kitchen knife but his heroic actions managed to scare off the intruder

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