December 6th, 2013
Hunters have killed 299 gray wolves in the Rocky Mountain states where trophy hunting is set to continue through the winter, and in some cases through the spring. Conservationists say the packs could nosedive in the face of robust trophy hunting and trapping that has been set up to whittle the wolves down to around 400 in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming combined.
December 6th, 2013
Get your bird feeders filled! Our feathered pals need a boost in cold weather. Here are a few tips from Audubon about feeders and seeds, and a peanut butter pudding recipe that’s an easy DIY for making bird glop.
November 29th, 2013
Give back to nature by helping restore forests, oceans and wildlife. Your contribution will boomerang back in countless ways, curbing climate change, teaching kids about the outdoors, feeding endangered monarch butterflies, making space for whales and even helping tree farmers. All you’ll get is that lousy T-shirt. (But this year, they’re actually pretty cool.)
November 21st, 2013
The Pacific island nation of Kiribati looks like a paradise but its days are numbered. As global climate change causes the oceans to rise, these low-lying atolls are losing ground with each passing year…but Kiribati faces a more immediate crisis.
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November 15th, 2013
Hunters opened fire on Michigan’s wolves today, the first day of the first wolf hunt in the state since the animals were delisted from the Endangered Species Act protections. The move toward hunting these top predators has been contentious in the Wolverine state, where Native Americans paid homage to their “brother” spirit.
November 14th, 2013
Today, US officials will crush a stockpile of six tons of confiscated ivory items in an attempt to make a statement about “blood ivory.” But what if smugglers don’t take the hint?
November 13th, 2013
Increasing demand in Asia for rhino horn, which is believed to have medicinal qualities, is fueling a vicious illegal trade that’s decimating African rhino populations. There may be a better way to save the rhino, without trying to beat down the cultural beliefs that have put it at risk.
November 11th, 2013
It took a long time for giant panda Zhang Xiang to take her first tentative steps to freedom. Released into the wild in China, the female was surrounded by keepers dressed in specially scented panda costumes to avoid scaring her.
November 10th, 2013
U.S. grizzly bears may soon lose protections under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Center for Biological Diversity warned this week, after a meeting in Montana with federal wildlife officials.
November 8th, 2013
Swimming tests are usually reserved for humans, but on Wednesday at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington DC, two Sumatran tiger cubs gave it a try. The male and female cubs, named Bandar and Sukacita, were placed in the moat surrounding their enclosure by zookeepers and monitored closely to ensure safety.
November 7th, 2013
Drones are better known for military uses, but rangers in Kenya are using them for a different reason — to save elephants. Bloomberg’s Hans Nichols reports.
October 25th, 2013
U.S. wolves got a reprieve this week, though only a tiny one, when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service extended the comment period on its proposal to remove protections for nearly all US wolves. Meanwhile, the gunfire thundered across the Northern Rocky Mountains where hunters are killing wolves no longer listed as endangered.
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