‘There’s nowhere like it’: Alaska’s wildlife refuge fears death by drilling

‘There’s nowhere like it’: Alaska’s wildlife refuge fears death by drilling

Biologist George Schaller has traversed the Amazon rainforest, studied lions in the Serengeti and searched for rare antelope in Tibet, but for him nothing quite compares to a vast and little-known wilderness found in the north-eastern reaches of Alaska. Schaller first encountered the region in the 1950s, taking a canoe down the Colville River, a […]

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‘She still lives!’ Famed Yellowstone bear emerges from winter – with cubs

‘She still lives!’ Famed Yellowstone grizzly bear emerges from winter – with cubs

A few weeks ago, a nature photographer who lives near Yellowstone national park sent a four-word text message to Dr Jane Goodall, the British primatologist. “Miraculously, she still lives!” The photographer, Thomas Mangelsen, was referring to a grizzly bear known as “399”, probably the most famous wild bruin in the world. At 24, not only […]

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