Scientists fear for wildlife in Ontario’s boreal forest as wildfires get more frequent and intense

Scientists fear for wildlife in Ontario’s boreal forest as wildfires get more frequent and intense

As wildfires continue to burn through northern Ontario’s great expanse of boreal forest, smothering the deep greens and blues of the land, experts are keeping an eye on the hundreds of animal species living within. Although the 2021 fire season has already been one of the worst in the past decade, this year’s fires aren’t […]

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‘Heads in the sand’: conservationists condemn US failure to protect wolverines

‘Heads in the sand’: conservationists condemn US failure to protect wolverines

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has denied protection to wolverines under the Endangered Species Act, frustrating conservation groups who argue the species faces an existential threat from the climate crisis. According to the ruling announced on Thursday, the FWS considers wolverine populations in the lower 48 states to be stable and threats against wolverines […]

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Trump officials weaken protections for animals near extinction

The Trump administration is scaling back the US government’s latitude to protect species nearing extinction, as world scientists warn that a biodiversity crisis will soon put humanity at risk. The changes to how the government implements the Endangered Species Act, lauded by industry, will make it harder to protect the most vulnerable creatures. Several unique […]

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