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Photos: Goliath, The World’s Biggest Tadpole
I visited the Chiricahua Mountains on the Arizona-Mexico border for a college research project in 2015. It’s considered one of the...
Fact Checker: Are There More Tigers in America than the Wild?
Feds Reject Calls to Breach Snake River Dams as Idaho Salmon Stocks Plummet
New Coronavirus DNA Test Reveals Which Animal May Be Source
Interior Department Changes Rules for Endangered Species Act
Aug 13, 2019
The Trump administration announced Monday that it is changing the rules regarding how the Endangered Species Act is applied and enforced. Long-time critics of the act say the new regulations from the Interior Department will reduce the economic burden associated with protecting threatened species, but some sportsmen and conservation groups fear it will weaken the nation’s bedrock conservation law and hinder recovery of diminished wildlife...
Bar Room Banter: Arizona’s Extirpated, Native Parrots
Jul 3, 2019
There’s a difference between book smart and bar smart. You may not be book smart, but this series can make you seem educated and interesting from a barstool. So, belly up, pour yourself a glass of something good and take mental notes as we talk about the native parrots of Arizona.
When most folks think of parrots, they picture a tropical, Southern Hemisphere forest. These birds’ vibrant colors and unique vocalizations would seem out of place in...
Is Extinction a Path Forward for the Eastern Cougar?
Mar 22, 2019
Cougars are the most widely distributed large predator in the Western Hemisphere. Known in various regions as the mountain lion, panther, puma, painter and catamount, cougars range from northern British Columbia through Latin America to the Patagonia region of southern Chile and Argentina. Cougars thrive in deserts, jungles, mountains, forests and broken plains environments. In what is now the Lower 48, they were found from coast to coast at the...
Obstructing Management: The Equal Access to Justice Act
Mar 8, 2019
Earthjustice cites their slogan “Because the Earth needs a good lawyer” as justification for continuing legal fights to keep grizzly bears on the Endangered Species List. That group and others like it routinely claim to speak for wild places and wild creatures.
In contrast, public servants at state and federal agencies often feel ensnared in the environmentalists’ lawsuits. They say those self-proclaimed “good lawyers” too often waste taxpayers...
USFWS Recommends Delisting Gray Wolves
Mar 7, 2019
Federal officials on Wednesday proposed to remove gray wolves from the endangered species list. The decision was revealed by David Bernhardt, the acting secretary of the Department of the Interior, at the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Denver.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service noted that there has been a significant increase in wolf numbers across much of the country, citing a population jump from 1,000 to 5,000 in...
State of Emergency Declared After Polar Bears Invade Community
Feb 20, 2019
Residents of the Russian community, Belushya Guba, a settlement that’s part of the Novaya Zemlya chain of islands in the Arctic Ocean, have a longstanding familiarity with polar bears. Six to 10 bears are considered “locals” that never leave the territory, but recently that number became inflated.
“I have been in Novaya Zemlya since 1983, but there has never been so many polar bears in the vicinity,” said Zhigansha Musin, head of Novaya Zemlya...
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