We are a nation inhabiting diverse amount of flora and fauna. So, there is greater reason for us to conserve them in their natural habitat. Globally, a lot of faunal Indian species (e.g. Gray Wolf (Canis lupus pallipes), Kalij pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos) have been categorized in IUCN red list as “least concern”, but in India […]

via Wildlife Conservation: Is it enough? — Agenda For Survival

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Smithsonian Wilderness Forever Contest. Brown Bear Up Close (Ursus arctos). Katmai Wilderness, Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska. “I created several images as the bear rose and then retreated to the far shore. This shot, with the bear gazing directly at me, was the best.” Photo and caption by Robert Amoruso / Smithsonian Wilderness […]

via Big Hungry Brown Bear, Alaska. — Old Guv Legends

As anyone who reads this column knows, I grew up in the Finger Lakes region of New York. There’s eleven of these “fingers,” not ten, which is perfect, because it’s a region know for oddities. Abolitionists, Suffragettes, Spiritualists, Actors, Chicken Nuggets, Traffic Lights, The Curve Ball, Lacrosse, possibly Rickshaws, all sorts of odd things […]

via At home in the HOMES. Thinking about The Great Lakes — UpState & Away – – – – Waterlooseneca.com

By Rocky Barker as published on the Idaho Statesman “It kind of happened with a whimper,” Idaho’s last surviving caribou was trapped in a net and carried by helicopter from the Selkirk Mountains north into Canada on Jan. 14. The British Columbia Ministry of Forests’s capture ended more than 35 years of conservation aimed at […]

via What extinction in Idaho looks like: Last caribou captured, ending conservation program — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

ScienceDaily reports Beech trees are dying, and nobody’s sure why: Intense effort underway to find culprit behind rapid disease spread A confounding new disease is killing beech trees in Ohio and elsewhere, and plant scientists are sounding an alarm while looking for an explanation. Researchers and naturalists in northeastern Ohio report on the emerging ‘beech […]

via Beech Trees Dying From Unknown Disease — Natural History Wanderings