$1 MILLION AND DEDICATED POLLINATOR CENTER TO ADDRESS MONARCH BUTTERFLY DECLINE —

Press Release from Senator Jeff Merkley Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced a $1 million investment to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s (NFWF) Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Conservation Fund, and the establishment of a Pollinator Conservation Center at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). Both projects are […]

$1 MILLION AND DEDICATED POLLINATOR CENTER TO ADDRESS MONARCH BUTTERFLY DECLINE —

Yes America we do have WILD horses, but not likely for much longer — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Stacie-Lee Sherwood “Millions of people live on the East Coast but have no idea our wild horses exist and how they need urgent help to survive…” Growing up on the east coast I knew we had horses, lots and lots of horses. None of these were wild free roaming, but they were everywhere. We […]

Yes America we do have WILD horses, but not likely for much longer — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

This iconic California tree could go extinct. But some officials are wary of naming it ‘threatened’ — Natural History Wanderings

The San Francisco Chronicle reports The otherworldly and iconic Joshua tree, subject of album covers, postcards and untold numbers of Instagram photos, could be listed as a threatened species in California to protect it from desert development and eventual extinction — but state wildlife officials have signaled opposition to the new status. Next Wednesday, the state […]

This iconic California tree could go extinct. But some officials are wary of naming it ‘threatened’ — Natural History Wanderings

“Conserving the Diablotin”: Action Plan to Protect Endangered Seabird — Repeating Islands

In “Conservationists Pen Action Plan to Protect Extremely Elusive and Endangered Seabird,” BirdsCaribbean explains the push to protect the endangered diablotin or Black-capped Petrel, a species endemic to the Caribbean, saying that “Conserving the Diablotin” informed by a decade of exploration and research. The Endangered Black-capped Petrel is a seabird so secretive that ten years […]

“Conserving the Diablotin”: Action Plan to Protect Endangered Seabird — Repeating Islands

Bald eagle recovery hampered by use of lead ammunition — Natural History Wanderings

NPR  reports The bald eagle population has slowly recovered from the impact of a pesticide that nearly drove them to extinction decades ago. But now researchers at Cornell University have found that lead ammunition continues to hamper the resilience of these American icons. Read more at  Bald eagle recovery hampered by use of lead ammunition […]

Bald eagle recovery hampered by use of lead ammunition — Natural History Wanderings

Washington Using HelicoptersTo Kill Wolves — Natural History Wanderings

Press Release Center for Biological Diversity Washington Department of Wildlife Secretly Sends Aerial Gunners for Wolf Pack Agency Sends Helicopter to Gun Down Huckleberry Pack Despite Assurances to Rely on Nonlethal Means to Curb Loss of Livestock OLYMPIA, Wash.— Conservation groups learned today that the Washington Department of Wildlife has abandoned nonlethal measures to deter further […]

Washington Using HelicoptersTo Kill Wolves — Natural History Wanderings

Wolves Are Being Slaughtered in the West  — Natural History Wanderings

The New York Times has an opinion piece on the slaughter of wolves A slaughter of wolves is underway in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming that has no precedent in the past 100 years. Hunters in Idaho can shoot or trap as many as they like year-round on private land. They can lure wolves within gun range […]

Wolves Are Being Slaughtered in the West  — Natural History Wanderings

Amazon deforestation: Record high destruction of trees in January — Natural History Wanderings

The BBC reports The number of trees cut down in the Brazilian Amazon in January far exceeded deforestation for the same month last year, according to government satellite data. The area destroyed was five times larger than 2021, the highest January total since records began in 2015. Environmentalists accuse Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro of allowing […]

Amazon deforestation: Record high destruction of trees in January — Natural History Wanderings

23 Long Unseen Declared Extinct — Natural History Wanderings

The Revelator reports On Sept. 29, 2021, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced its intention to remove 23 long-unseen species from the protection of the Endangered Species Act — because they’ve probably gone extinct, and you can’t keep protecting what’s already gone. Among the proposed dead: the ivory-billed woodpecker, an iconic lost species often […]

23 Long Unseen Declared Extinct — Natural History Wanderings

The Last Days of American Wild Horses? — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By : William E. Simpson II Native species American wild horses are vanishing from the American landscape at an unprecedented rate. Why? A lone wild stallion looks into a valley that once was home to hundreds of native-species American wild horses. Under guidance from the Department of Interior (‘DOI’) Secretary Deb Haaland and executed by […]

The Last Days of American Wild Horses? — Straight from the Horse’s Heart