‘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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Trump Administration Finalizes Extreme Predator Hunting Rules in Alaska National Preserves

Trump Administration Finalizes Extreme Predator Hunting Rules in Alaska National Preserves

The Trump administration announced today that it will finalize new regulations that roll back protections against extreme methods of killing predators and other wildlife in Alaska national preserves. National preserves are managed by the National Park Service (NPS) like national parks, except hunting and fishing are permitted. NPS’s new regulations for sport hunting and trapping […]

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‘Tone-deaf’: Environmentalists slam Trump’s plan to open 2.3m acres of wildlife refuges for hunting

‘Tone-deaf’: Environmentalists slam Trump’s plan to open 2.3m acres of wildlife refuges for hunting

The Trump administration has been declared “tone-deaf” for unveiling a plan to open 2.3m acres of land at wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries for hunting and fishing amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Department of the Interior proposal earlier this week includes dozens of firsts for the hunting of a long list of wild animals including […]

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Water-guzzling demands of Trump’s border wall threaten fish species

Water-guzzling demands of Trump’s border wall threaten fish species

The survival of eight endangered and threatened species, including four kinds of endemic fish, is in doubt in Arizona, as massive quantities of groundwater are extracted to construct Donald Trump’s border wall. The 30ft-high barrier is under construction on the edge of the San Bernardino national wildlife refuge in south-eastern Arizona, where rare desert springs […]

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Trump Bulldozes New Wall Through Wildlife Refuge, Jaguar Country

DOUGLAS, Arizona – New border-wall construction in southeastern Arizona is imperiling the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, and encroaching into an active jaguar movement corridor where the jaguar known as “Sombra”most likely crossed the border into the United States. The new 30-foot-high bollard wall will block the natural migration of wildlife, replacing existing waist-high vehicle […]

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