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
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On Tuesday 17 March 2020, several polar bears were reported in and around the community of St. Anthony on the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland, adding another threat on top of coronavirus concerns in the province. The photo below is from a 2018 Newfoundland sighting from the same region: none are available for the current report. […]