by TOM KUGLIN tom.kuglin@helenair.com as published in The Missoulian The bill would have allowed private payment for expenses to trappers that legally harvest (Kill) a wolf in Montana. The Montana Senate voted down a bill Monday that would have allowed private reimbursement to wolf trappers. Senators voted 27-22 against House Bill 279 brought by Rep. […]

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Here’s another excellent story from The Revelator. This piece, written by Virginia Gewin, is about a new book called The Snow Leopard Project: And Other Adventures in Warzone Conservation by Alex Dehgan. As The Revelator’s article explains, Dehgan worked as the Wildlife Conservation Society‘s (WCS) Afghanistan country director in 2006. Afghanistan had just endured 30 […]

via Inspiring Conservation in War-Torn Afghanistan — The Jaguar

A study performed by researchers with the Snow Leopard Trust suggests that snow leopard (Panthera uncia) population estimates are too high. The study – conducted by Suryawanshi, Khanyari, Sharma, Lkhagvajav, and Mishra (2019) – analyzed all of the peer-reviewed articles about snow leopard numbers from around the world. The scientists discovered that most of these […]

via Study Suggests Snow Leopard Population Estimates are Inflated — The Jaguar

Center for Biological Diversity News Release Plan Would Allow Trophy Hunting, Stymie Recovery WASHINGTON— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced plans to strip gray wolves of Endangered Species Act protection across the lower 48 states. If finalized the proposal will allow trophy hunting and trapping of wolves in the Great Lakes states. It […]

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