Death of prominent Canadian polar bear biologist a tragic loss to science — polarbearscience

Markus Dyck, a renowned Canadian polar bear biologist, died in a helicopter crash near Resolute Bay, Nunavut, along with two crew members on Sunday 25 April 2021. Dyck and the crew were beginning this year’s survey of the Lancaster Sound polar bear subpopulation (Crockford 2021), which hasn’t had a population count since 1997. From the […]

Death of prominent Canadian polar bear biologist a tragic loss to science — polarbearscience

Southern Resident Killer Whales. — Animals of the Pacific Northwest

Earlier this year, it was announced that a new Southern Resident killer whale had been born last December! Lucky, as it had been nicknamed, is a part of the L pod and a few months after it was born, another southern resident was born to the J pod. For a short time, there were 76 […]

Southern Resident Killer Whales. — Animals of the Pacific Northwest

Opinion: Just let the wild horses be — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Rhonda Ferris as published on The Nevada Independent by Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation Opinion I am a former Nevadan who lived and worked in Las Vegas from 1983 to 2001. I am writing because the column by Mr. David Colborne recently published by The Nevada Independent and titled “My Invasive Species […]

Opinion: Just let the wild horses be — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Forest Service’s Huge Clearcutting Plan Next to Yellowstone National Park Threatens Grizzlies, Lynx — Natural History Wanderings

Center for Biological Diversity News Release WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont.— Four conservation groups today challenged a U.S. Forest Service plan to clearcut more than 4,600 acres of pine forests, log across an additional 9,000 acres, and bulldoze up to 56 miles of road on lands just outside Yellowstone National Park within the Custer Gallatin National Forest. […]

Forest Service’s Huge Clearcutting Plan Next to Yellowstone National Park Threatens Grizzlies, Lynx — Natural History Wanderings

Will Grizzlies Return To Selway-Bitterroot in Idaho and Montana? — Natural History Wanderings

Press Release Center for Biological Diversity Petition Filed to Reintroduce Grizzly Bears to Selway-Bitterroot of Idaho and Montana Proposal Would Revive Stalled 14-year-old Federal Grizzly Repopulation Plan    VICTOR, Idaho— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a petition today requesting that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service develop a new rule to reintroduce grizzly bears to the Selway-Bitterroot ecosystem in […]

Will Grizzlies Return To Selway-Bitterroot in Idaho & Montana? — Natural History Wanderings

Ticks carrying Lyme found near beaches in California — Natural History Wanderings

The Washington Post reports Disease-carrying ticks, commonly associated with wooded areas, are also abundant near beaches in Northern California, according to a study. They weren’t found on beaches themselves, but in the brush and vegetation beachgoers may walk through to get to the sand. Rea full article at Ticks carrying Lyme found near beaches in California […]

Ticks carrying Lyme found near beaches in California — Natural History Wanderings

Neddicky — de Wets Wild

Cisticola fulvicapilla The Neddicky is a common and conspicuous member of the Cisticola-family, usually being seen singly, in pairs or small family groups (the latter at the end of the breeding season), with the male especially often singing from a prominent perch. It is a bird of moist heathland, savanna and open woodland habitats, though […]

Neddicky — de Wets Wild

Idaho indulges in its traditional anti-environmental hysteria with new wolf extermination bill — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

by David Neiwert and Daily Kos  as published on AlterNet.org “Wild Horses and Burros are not the only native species fighting for their lives…” Amid hysterical claims that wolves are driving ranchers out of business, Idaho’s Republican state Senate this week approved legislation that would enable hired contractors to exterminate up to 90% of the […]

Idaho indulges in its traditional anti-environmental hysteria with new wolf extermination bill — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Bushpig — de Wets Wild

Potamochoerus larvatus By far the more secretive of the two wild pigs native to South Africa, the Bushpig is a shy denizen of forests, riverine thickets, reedbeds and other similarly densely vegetated habitats, in contrast with the warthog that prefers more open environments. They’re dependent on a reliable source of water. Also in contrast with […]

Bushpig — de Wets Wild