‘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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Leaked Trump Administration Memo: Keep Public in Dark About How Endangered Species Decisions Are Made

Leaked Trump Administration Memo: Keep Public in Dark About How Endangered Species Decisions Are Made

In a Trump administration memorandum leaked to the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is directing its staff to withhold, or delay releasing, certain public records about how the Endangered Species Act is carried out. That includes records where the advice of career wildlife scientists may be overridden by political appointees […]

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Hundreds of Bison Migrating Out Of Yellowstone To Be Hunted Down Under Government-Sponsored Slaughter

Hundreds of Bison Migrating Out Of Yellowstone To Be Hunted Down Under Government-Sponsored Slaughter

Bison have started to migrate out of Yellowstone National Park and into southwestern Montana where they could be the target of hunters attempting to reduce the herds’ population size by up to 900. Yellowstone spokeswoman Morgan Warthin told the Associated Press the bison have moved into the Gardiner basin as part of their yearly migration. […]

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Bison cull numbers in Yellowstone National Park to remain about same as last year

Bison cull numbers in Yellowstone National Park to remain about same as last year

State and federal agencies expect to reduce the size of the Yellowstone National Park bison herd by 600 to 900 animals this season. That’s about the same number as last year. The Inter-agency Bison Management Plan Committee in West Yellowstone Tuesday voted to accept a culling recommendation from Yellowstone National Park biologists. The group is […]

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Pumas engineer their environment, providing habitat for other species

Pumas engineer their environment, providing habitat for other species

New research suggests that mountain lions in the western United States play an outsize role in changing their surroundings, leading the authors of the study to suggest that the big cats are “ecosystem engineers.” In a study published online Nov. 30 in the journal Oecologia, biologist Mark Elbroch and his colleagues demonstrate that the assortment […]

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