POLL: Should the hunting of “grizzlies” in Yellowstone be put on hold?

For the first time in nearly two human generations, the iconic grizzly bears that have long been associated with the wild environs around Yellowstone National Park will be legally hunted as trophy animals. The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission on May 23 gave its unanimous approval to commence a controversial hunt of bruins this coming […]

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POLL: Should Wyoming abandon its plans for a Grizzly Bear trophy hunt?

It’s been less than a year since Yellowstone’s iconic grizzlies were prematurely stripped of federal protection, and Wyoming’s already trying to open the door to allow trophy hunting for the first time in four decades under a new proposal. There was once estimated to be 50,000 grizzly bears in the U.S., but by 1975, there […]

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POLL: Should we give up half of the Earth to wildlife?

The orangutan is one of our planet’s most distinctive and intelligent creatures. It has been observed using primitive tools, such as the branch of a tree, to hunt food, and is capable of complex social behaviour. Orangutans also played a special role in humanity’s own intellectual history when, in the 19th century, Charles Darwin and […]

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POLL: Should drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge be banned?

For thousands of years, the Porcupine caribou herd has migrated to give birth and nurse their young in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The route they take varies every year, but it takes them thousands of miles, making it the longest migration of any land mammal on earth. The spectacle of […]

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POLL: Should the trophy hunting of Grizzly Bears be banned nationwide?

Conservationists are finally celebrating an epic victory after decades of fighting to protect grizzly bears in British Columbia. In August, the government announced its commitment to ending grizzly bear hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest and throughout the province. While the news was welcomed at the time, major concerns were raised about a loophole that […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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