Petition: Young Bear Killed After Humans Kept Taking Selfies With Him #NationalSelfieDay

No one should die for “likes,” but that didn’t stop countless selfish people from subjecting a beautiful young black bear to selfies—ignoring Washington County Sheriff’s Office’s warnings to “stay away”—just so that they could look “cool” on social media. The bear, who was living near Henry Hagg Lake Park in northwestern Oregon and believed to […]

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From a new bird to a new community reserve: India’s tribe sets example

SINGCHUNG, India — “Follow the rustling in the bushes,” whispers Phurpa Tsering, tiptoeing aside. I hear a brief low-pitched call. A bird, larger than a sparrow but smaller than a pigeon, stirs in the branches before diving deeper into another bush in the ravine. Its partner trails behind, revealing a fleeting glimpse of the bird’s […]

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POLL: Should the Black Bear ‘Harvest’ Season In Wisconsin be banned?

The outlook is bright for the 2018 Wisconsin black bear season. Population models continue to suggest healthy bear numbers across the state’s primary bear range, with the most recent population estimate indicating there are 28,700 bears statewide. Bear densities across the majority of Wisconsin’s occupied bear range are in excess of 1 bear per square […]

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