Trump administration ends ban on killing Alaska bear cubs, wolf pups

Trump administration ends ban on killing Alaska bear cubs, wolf pups

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Tuesday overturned an Obama-era rule that barred hunters in Alaska national preserves from baiting bear traps or killing denning bear cubs and wolf pups or other practices that have been condemned by environmental and wildlife protection groups. Under the new National Park Service rule, effective July 9, […]

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Federal Government Rolling Back Wildlife Protections to Allow Trophy Hunting on Alaska’s National Preserves and Refuge

Federal Government Rolling Back Wildlife Protections to Allow Trophy Hunting on Alaska’s National Preserves and Refuge

It’s well-known by now that the current administration has been trying to rollback much legislation that protects wildlife and the environment. They’ve been trying to weaken the Endangered Species Act and according to the New York Times, 100 environmental rules have been reversed during the administration. More recently, a former trophy hunting attorney was appointed […]

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Chinese government reportedly recommending bear bile injections to treat coronavirus

Chinese government reportedly recommending bear bile injections to treat coronavirus

The government of China is reportedly recommending a coronavirus treatment that includes bear bile. The London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) reported today that a list of recommended treatments for the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 published by the Chinese government earlier this month includes injections of a traditional medicine called “Tan Re Qing,” which contains bear […]

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Bears in Ukraine aren’t hibernating because it’s too warm, have started suffering from ‘Insomnia’

Bears in Ukraine aren’t hibernating because it’s too warm, have started suffering from ‘Insomnia’

Abnormally warm weather is affecting the hibernation activity of Ukraine’s brown bears, conservationists have said. In a Facebook post, Synevyr National Nature Park in southwest Ukraine said winter is a period when all bears should be dormant. However, in its rehabilitation center, just three are currently hibernating. This “bearish insomnia” is affecting 29 of the […]

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‘It’s ridiculous’: B.C. tour operator fined $35K for baiting black bears for customers to view

‘It’s ridiculous’: B.C. tour operator fined $35K for baiting black bears for customers to view

AB.C. tour company has been fined $35,000 for attracting black bears with food so that customers on jeep and jet ski tours had a better chance of seeing wild animals, according to the B.C. Conservation Service. Blue River Safari pleaded guilty this week in provincial court to attracting dangerous wildlife after a 2017 investigation by […]

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