Good news on Snowy Plover habitat — Natural History Wanderings

Golden Gate Audubon reports This week the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service designated 24,527 acres along the Pacific Coast as critical habitat for endangered Western Snowy Plovers — an important step towards ensuring the species’ recovery and ultimate survival. The FWS action ends several years of legal conflict over how much land would be designated […]

Good news on Snowy Plover habitat — Natural History Wanderings

Idaho Plans To Kill 60% Of Wolf Population — Natural History Wanderings

Press Release from Defenders of Wildlife Idaho Intent on Killing Wolves in the Wilderness New plan aims to reduce population by 60% to please elk hunters POCATELLO, Idaho – In an effort to inflate elk populations for commercial outfitters and hunters, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) hopes to kill 60 percent of […]

Idaho Plans To Kill 60% Of Wolf Population — Natural History Wanderings

Forest Service’s Huge Clearcutting Plan Next to Yellowstone National Park Threatens Grizzlies, Lynx — Natural History Wanderings

Center for Biological Diversity News Release WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont.— Four conservation groups today challenged a U.S. Forest Service plan to clearcut more than 4,600 acres of pine forests, log across an additional 9,000 acres, and bulldoze up to 56 miles of road on lands just outside Yellowstone National Park within the Custer Gallatin National Forest. […]

Forest Service’s Huge Clearcutting Plan Next to Yellowstone National Park Threatens Grizzlies, Lynx — Natural History Wanderings

Largest Critical Habitat Designation in History — Natural History Wanderings

Press Release Center for Biological Diversity Largest Critical Habitat Designation in History Would Protect 226 Million Acres for Alaska’s Ringed Seals ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Arctic ringed seals threatened by climate change today received proposed protections for more than 226 million acres of critical habitat in Alaska’s Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort seas. Ringed seals were listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act in […]

Largest Critical Habitat Designation in History — Natural History Wanderings

Large Habitat Protection Proposed For Yellow-billed Cuckoo — Natural History Wanderings

Press Release Center for Biological Diversity 546,335 Acres in 9 Western States Proposed as Protected Critical Habitat for Yellow-billed Cuckoos Protection Will Benefit Rare Songbird and Health of Rivers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and Wyoming SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed to protect more than a half-million acres of […]

Large Habitat Protection Proposed For Yellow-billed Cuckoo — Natural History Wanderings

Scores of tule elk died at Point Reyes seashore in 2020  — Natural History Wanderings

The LA Times reports Tule elk are treasured creatures in California, and for years, animal rights groups have butted heads with the Point Reyes National Seashore over its practice of keeping elk fenced away from nearby cattle ranches. Amid a dry 2020, the groups tried to bring water to the creatures but were rebuffed by the National […]

Scores of tule elk died at Point Reyes seashore in 2020  — Natural History Wanderings

The Gift of Cranes — Jet Eliot

Sandhill Cranes, Calif. Throughout time and across the globe, cranes have symbolized longevity, wisdom, immortality, happiness and good fortune. Here is a gift of cranes as we welcome the new year. There are 15 species of cranes in the world, all in one family, Gruidae. They fall under three genera; each genera–Antigone, Balearica, Grus–is represented […]

The Gift of Cranes — Jet Eliot

Mysterious Disease Killing Young Bears in the Sierra Nevada  — Natural History Wanderings

NBC Bay Area reports The bears with dangerously inflamed brains have been found on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe and as far away as Humboldt County. A mysterious disease has stricken several young black bears captured in the Sierra Nevada, and one telltale sign is their fearlessness at being around humans. Read more at  Mysterious […]

Mysterious Disease Killing Young Bears in the Sierra Nevada  — Natural History Wanderings

USA: Save Tule Elk From Being Killed / Baby Trump Vetoes Bill that Would Eliminate Use of Large-scale Driftnet Fishing in Federal Waters. Please Support Campaigns. — World Animals Voice

SAVE TULE ELK FROM BEING KILLED (seaturtles.org) Next week, the fate of the free-roaming tule elk at Point Reyes National Seashore will be decided. I need your help right now to protect these magnificent animals from being removed—or worse, killed—from the National Seashore. Tell California officials to vigorously oppose the Point Reyes-North District Golden Gate […]

USA: Save Tule Elk From Being Killed / Baby Trump Vetoes Bill that Would Eliminate Use of Large-scale Driftnet Fishing in Federal Waters. Please Support Campaigns. — World Animals Voice

593 Florida Manatees Died in 2020, Including At Least 90 From Boat Strikes — Natural History Wanderings

Center for Biological Diversity News Release 593 Florida Manatees Died in 2020, Including At Least 90 From Boat Strikes Proposed Legislation Would Expand Requirements for Boater Safety Education ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— Florida wildlife officials have proposed new boating safety education requirements after another year of accidents and collisions took a deadly toll on people and […]

593 Florida Manatees Died in 2020, Including At Least 90 From Boat Strikes — Natural History Wanderings