New Mexico Wildlife Refuge Visit Report

During our visit to New Mexico we were privileged to visit a Wildlife Refuge that Ira Kaye’s friend, Ann, volunteered at. I was impressed with Ann’s dedication and passion for the animals, many who had been wounded, and sent to the Refuge for healing and for education for children visiting the safe and caring facility. […]

via A New Mexico Wildlife Refuge — The Happy Traveler

Good News For Some of America’s Few Wolf Populations…

Correction Update: Threats Mount For Wyoming Wolves Dear wolf advocates: We have fantastic news! This morning the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia agreed the gray wolf in the Great Lakes and Wyoming should remain on the federal Endangered Species List. Essentially, the federal appeals court has ruled against the Interior Department’s […]

via Breaking News: The Great Lakes and Wyoming wolves remain federally protected! — “OUR WORLD”

Churchill Polar Bears

Churchill, Manitoba’s Polar Bear Alert Program is still reporting many fewer problems with polar bears onshore than it did last year at the same point in the ice-free season (week 5, 7-13 August): Compare to week five last year (2016), when bears came ashore in excellent condition: Although it’s been warmer than average recently (25.4 […]

via Churchill polar bear reports still showing fewer problems than last year — polarbearscience

CANADA’S New Provincial NDP B.C. Government to Ban Grizzly Bear Hunting

Stating public pressure the newly elected provincial British Columbia government has moved to ban grizzly bear hunting effective November 30th , 2017.

Current B.C. grizzly population is estimated at 15,000. Four thousand grizzlies were killed in the past 16 years when the previous Liberal government re-opened trophy hunting for these bears.

Not understood by the writer is why it is a good idea to kill something for sport or trophy collection purposes. Some research on this subject suggests that such big game hunters feel more manly during these killing endeavors therefore helping to correct any deficit they may feel in this regard, and they can then point to preserved body parts on display in their man-cave to prove this deficit correction!

Congratulations to the new government for ending this cruel, unproductive and wasteful hunting practice. The bears are happy!

North Atlantic Right Whales

The North Atlantic right whale, as some of you may already be aware, has been in the news recently as the Canadian Federal Fisheries officials investigate the death of yet another endangered right whale on the Canadian east coast. The department confirmed on Tuesday August 1, 2017 that a whale was found dead in […]

via #WhaleWednesday – North Atlantic Right Whale — Voice For The Blue

amazing discovery!

The CBC reports Scientists in Norway have discovered the almost perfectly preserved remains of a bird that soared the skies 4,200 years ago. “It was very exciting,” Jorgen Rosvold, a researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, told As It Happens guest host Rosemary Barton.”I t looks almost fresh. It looks like it died just […]

via Scientists Find 4,200-year-old Redwing Thrust  Preserved In Glacial Ice  — Natural History Wanderings

Scientist fear Government will reject their climate change report.

The New York Times reports “Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report ” The average temperature in the United States has risen rapidly and drastically since 1980, and recent decades have been the warmest of the past 1,500 years, according to a sweeping federal climate change report awaiting approval by the Trump administration. The […]

via Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report — Natural History Wanderings