The report on the latest population estimate for harp seals off the east coast of North America was released in late March without fanfare and therefore no media attention. This was one of the missing scientific reports mentioned in my State of the Polar Bear Report 2019 released in February (Crockford 2020): results of surveys […]

via New report: Harp seal population critical to Davis Strait polar bears is still increasing — polarbearscience

Whenever I travel to a new country, I like to spend a day doing volunteer work with animals. Not only does it help support them, but it also gives me the chance to meet rare species and learn more about the culture of the country I’m visiting. In Thailand I signed up for a program […]

via Free the Bears: Volunteering as a Bear Keeper in Cambodia — Resurface to Reality

Last week, the Montana Governor’s Grizzly Bear Advisory Council (GBAC) kicked off a series of three meetings about the future of bear management. According to the state’s Fish, Wildlife and Parks website, “In April 2019, Montana Governor Steve Bullock called for a Grizzly Bear Advisory Council to address these challenges and to help set a […]

via The Hunting Question — Bear Tracks

press release from Center for Biological Diversity Feds Move to Strip Endangered Species Protections From Yellowstone Grizzlies in 2014 LIVINGSTON, Mt.— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced plans on Wednesday to strip Endangered Species Act protections from Yellowstone’s iconic grizzly bears later this year. The agency will release a proposed rule removing federal protections […]

via Yellowstone Grizzlies Will Lose Federal Protections This Year — 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 […]

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

The Guardian Authorities tranquillized the animal and took her to a forest, but it’s not uncommon for wildlife to wander into neighborhoods A large black bear roams the streets of a suburb in Los Angeles. Photograph: APA big, old bear wandered a Los Angeles foothill suburb Friday, drawing curious onlookers and news media before wildlife […]

via Ursus urbinus: ‘elderly’ 400lb bear spotted roaming Los Angeles suburb  — Natural History Wanderings