Beth Pratt of the National Wildlife Federation has been championing for years what will become world’s largest urban wildlife crossing, planned for suburban Los Angeles.
Wolves Howl in 21 Different Tongues, So to Speak
As US Republicans take aim at wolves in Alaska, research into their vocalizations found multiple identifiable “dialects” that establish differences between species.
Killing Washington’s Protected Wolves for Rancher’s Bottom Line
Washington State’s move to extirpate an entire pack of wolves near the Canadian border for the infraction of killing a few alien domestic cattle grazing public lands is reprehensible. That wildlife agencies would kill any wolves to benefit the profit margin of private businesses utilizing public resources is an outrage. George Wuerthner writes how the tragedy of this slaughter of wild predators repeats itself over and over throughout the West.
The Bear: Grizzly King and the Wilderness Homeland
Watch the 1988 French film The Bear, by Jean-Jacques Annaud, the story of an orphaned cub and a grizzly in the end of the 19th Century wilderness of British Columbia. The story is based on the 1912 book by James Oliver Curwood.
Millions of Wild Hybrid Coywolves Roam Eastern US
A new animal species has emerged in front of scientists’ eyes in eastern North America. With the emergence of coyote-wolf hybrids, called the coywolf, millions of these wily predators now roam at the edge of cities like Chicago and New York.
Wild Yellowstone Bison Conflict with Cattle Ranchers, Lose
Wild bison will be allowed to migrate out of Yellowstone National Park and stay in parts of Montana year-round under a move by Gov. Steve Bullock. The decision won’t end the slaughter of some bison that roam outside of the park, yet pushes against the collusion between cattle ranching interests and wildlife managers using the threat of brucellosis to justify private property and development rights over the spirit of the wild.
Mass Species Extinction and Wilding the Wilderness
Christopher Ketcham writes on our continuing anthropogenic (human-caused) extinction, and the ineffectual and often misguided attempts at appeasement for the destroyers of wilderness and consumers of the Earth’s bounty. E.O. Wilson’s push for parks and wilderness connected by corridors: half for us, half for them, might just be the answer.