Koala Bears Could be Extinct in the Wild in 30 Years, its Speculated!

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…

Yosemite: Bears First, Please. 4 bears hit by cars, rangers urge motorists to slow down  — Natural History Wanderings

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

Big Win for Yellowstone Grizzlies — 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

Will Grizzlies Return To Selway-Bitterroot in Idaho & 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

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

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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