Nov 032017
 
POLL: Should the Rare Spirit Bear Be Protected From Hunters?

KLEMTU, GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST, BRITISH COLUMBIA – There are stories about the white bears that hide in the deep forest of British Columbia’s coast. Old stories, handed down from one generation to the next for thousands of years, since the last Ice Age gripped the world, and glaciers licked the edge of the rain forest. […]

Oct 272017
 
POLL: Should the Alaska Refuge be opened up for drilling?

When Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was established in the 1960s, the U.S. government had several goals in mind—chief among them protecting the region’s unique wildlife and wilderness. But the region has one extremely contentious asset that has sparked controversy for decades—nearly 10.3 billion barrels of petroleum under the ground. Now, Congress is proposing legislation […]

Sep 072017
 
POLL: Should Yellowstone's Iconic Grizzly Bears be Stripped of Federal Protection?

It was disappointing to say the least when it was announced earlier this summer that Yellowstone National Park’s iconic grizzly bears would be stripped of protection under the Endangered Species Act. But now, in an effort to get protection restored,multiple tribal and conservation organizations are taking the government to court. In the U.S., there was […]

Aug 232017
 
British Columbia Just Banned Trophy Hunting of Grizzly Bears

After more than a decade of campaigning by conservationists, trophy hunters will finally stop senselessly killing grizzly bears in British Columbia. The province’s spring and fall grizzly hunts have drawn widespread opposition from the public and conservation organizations since they were restarted over a decade ago, but they’ve been allowed to continue. Although population numbers […]

Jul 102017
 
Watch Bear Cubs Hitch a Ride on Their Mom Across a Lake

Grizzly bears do not make cuddly pets, but you would be hardpressed to remember that while watching a large mama bear ferry her two furry cubs across a wide lake. Video shot by David Roseman, who works in Wood Tikchick State Park in southwestern Alaska part-time, shows a clear view of the bear using its […]

Jul 012017
 
POLL: Should Yellowstone Grizzlies be removed from the Endangered List?

To see how far we’ve come in restoring grizzly bear populations in and around Yellowstone National Park, consider: There are five times more grizzlies now than there were in 1975, when they were first protected under the Endangered Species Act. The area grizzlies roam has increased by half. And conflicts with bears attracted to landowners’ […]

Jun 052017
 
That Scary Sea Lion Video Shows Why We Should Treat Wildlife With Respect

You’ve probably seen that viral video of a young girl being grabbed by a sea lion and pulled into the water at Steveston Fisherman’s Wharf near Vancouver, Canada. The grandfather of the six-year-old can be seen jumping in after her and saving her. The girl was taken to a hospital and treated for a superficial […]

May 282017
 
POLL: Should the Grizzly Bear be removed from the Endangered Species List?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service currently is considering the most significant wildlife issue of our time: removal of Endangered Species Act protections from Yellowstone’s grizzly bear population. This action will trigger a trophy hunting season in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. Habitat and food sources for Yellowstone’s grizzlies are being profoundly impacted by climate change. […]

Mar 272017
 
POLL: Should Alaska's refuges be opened for hunting again?

Sprawling over 77 million acres, Alaska’s 16 national wildlife refuges are peppered with iconic animals, from grizzly bears and black bears to wolves and coyotes. But these predators, which have enjoyed increased protections since this past summer, could once again be hunted using controversial methods such as trapping and baiting. A measure passed by the […]

Feb 272017
 
POLL: Could U.S. endangered species rules go extinct under Trump?

Once nearly extinct, gray wolves have rebounded in recent years under the Endangered Species Act. In Wisconsin, their numbers grew to around 900 in 2016—a 16 percent increase over the previous year. To James Holte of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau, this is not good news. “As wolf populations continue to increase, interactions between farmers, their […]

Dec 062016
 
One of the best places to see Grizzlies in B.C.

About a 40minute flight from Campbell river is Glendale cove situated, on the longest fjord on the B.C. coast, and home to a fabulous floating lodge, which was our base for our short stay. The Lodge is surrounded by spectacular scenery with forested slopes and rocky cliffs plunging into the clear cold water of the […]

Dec 012016
 
How wildlife may fare under Trump

What a president will do for wildlife has never been much of a campaign issue. Debates focus on national security, trade, economics, and to a lesser degree in this election cycle, on the environment. Wildlife, however, plays a part in all those concerns. Take, for example, the illegal wildlife trade. It’s a multibillion-dollar business that […]

Jul 282016
 
How to survive a bear encounter

Peak camping season is upon us, and this July and August millions of Americans will be loading the minivan, heading into our national parks and forests, and inevitably meeting some bears. Fortunately, most of these encounters will be uneventful. In almost every case, the bear will turn its tail and run. Take Yellowstone national park […]