This Nunatsiaq News editorial is worth a read (2 January 2019): Meet our newsmaker of the year: the polar bear. “But for this year, we’re not choosing a person. For 2018, our newsmaker of the year designation goes to an entire species: the polar bear. To earn that, the humble polar bear didn’t have to […]

via Polar bear voted newsmaker of the year in Nunavut: A climate change emblem becomes a symbol of bitter conflict — polarbearscience

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Crew From Tourist Ship Kills Polar Bear

On July 28th the crew from the German Tourist ship  M.S. Bremen, traveling the Arctic, shot a polar bear. If the tourist ship operators can’t manage their tours any better the northern governments should ban those kinds of irresponsible vessels. The incident happened on Svarlbard Island.

Please write to the M.S. Bremen ship owners and to the Norwegian Government’s tourism offices…

 

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has extended the public comment period re 2019 Beaufort Sea oil & gas lease sale. Due to disruptions caused by the Nov. 30 Anchorage-area earthquake, the comment period will now end Jan 4, 2019, 11:59pm EST

via Wed. 12/19: Deadline for comments on oil drilling in a pristine and perilous area filled with endangered animals – EXTENDED to Jan 4th! What’s not to write about? — INDIVISIBLE VENTURA

“We’ve already seen Zinke put politics over science in Endangered Species Act decisions, from the Pacific walrus in Alaska to boreal toads in Colorado,” WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Trump administration today to expose a secretive program that denies Endangered Species Act protection to imperiled species like the Pacific walrus. Today’s lawsuit, […]

via Lawsuit Targets Zinke’s Secretive Program Undermining Wildlife Protection — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Damian Carrington as published on The Guardian The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilization, say the world’s leading scientists Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an […]

via Humanity has wiped out 60% of animals since 1970, major report finds — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

“A world without elephants is like a world without oxygen.” —Turkana member of Kenya Wildlife Service, in the film Walking Thunder. I don’t want to live in a world without elephants, lions, tigers, rhinos, or polar bears. Or mosquitos, for that matter. It’s not just about the large mammals known in conservation circles as “charismatic […]

via Imagine a World Without Elephants—or Lions, or Tigers, or Polar Bears — Weather Menders