We did it! We drove from Philadelphia to Alaska for five weeks of adventure. Fishing, kayaking, bear, moose and whale spotting. Living the dream.Alaska Part I: The Last Frontier — A Journey of 14,000 Miles
This year near the end of May the distribution of thickest sea ice (3.5-5m/11.5-16.4 ft – or more) is a bit surprising, given that the WMO has suggested we may be only five years away from a “dangerous tipping point” in global temperatures. There is the usual and expected band of thick ice in the […]Surprising sea ice thickness across the Arctic is good news for polar bears — polarbearscience
A joint US/Russian aerial survey has estimated that a minimum of 3,435 polar bears (but possibly as many as 5,444) likely inhabited the Chukchi Sea in 2016, quite a bit more than a previous study that estimated a population size of 2,937 the same year (which used data from one small US area extrapolated to […]New survey estimates 10x as many polar bears in Russian section of Chukchi Sea as in USA portion — polarbearscience
This 5 May 2021 video says about itself: The bear hunter AKA Emanuel von und zu Liechtenstein Speak against injustice and against all those who think they are entitled to do what they want. The bear killer who takes pride in obtaining the so-called ‘trophies‘ should be punished or not? What do you think? From […]Liechtenstein prince poaches ‘Romania’s largest bear’ — Dear Kitty. Some blog
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
In the far north of Alaska, there is a vast, remote refuge that stretches nearly 20 million acres. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is roughly the size of South Carolina and encompasses a range of ecosystems. It’s also home to many animals, including all three species of bear (brown, black, polar), musk oxen, caribou, and […]Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. — Animals of the Pacific Northwest
Greater Yellowstone Grizzlies to Stay on Endangered List https://ift.tt/2VWsONG Grizzly bear photo by Sam Parks. One would suspect that this ruling will have a significant impact on many U.S. Forest Service forest plan revision processes currently on-going in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Here’s a press release from Western Environmental Law Center and WildEarth Guardians, which […]Greater Yellowstone Grizzlies to Stay on Endangered List —
Devastating wildfires, forestry policies, general habitat loss, climate change are all adding to the stresses on the Australian Koala population.
These little symbols of Australia are naturally delicate, and they are not fairing well in our modern age. Disease, too, has impacted the remaining populations.
We should all press anybody we can think of in Australia to do much better in terms of protecting this special little wildlife species…
The East Bay Times reports Four black bears have been hit by cars in Yosemite National Park over the last three weeks, leading rangers to urge motorists visiting the famed Sierra Nevada destination to slow down in a summer in which the human traffic has been cut in half because of the coronavirus. Read more Yosemite: 4 […]Yosemite: 4 bears hit by cars, rangers urge motorists to slow down — Natural History Wanderings
The Sierra Club reported Last week, the US Appeals Court of the Ninth Circuit ordered Endangered Species Act protections reinstated for Yellowstone grizzlies, effectively halting planned trophy hunts in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. “We’re thrilled with the court’s decision,” said Bonnie Rice of the Sierra Club’s Our Wild America Campaign. This is no time to […]Big Win for Yellowstone Grizzlies — Natural History Wanderings