Wildlife

US House approves major conservation issue: NPR

The monarch butterfly species is one of thousands that states have marked for conservation but have limited resources to support. Matt Slocum/AP hide caption switch caption Matt Slocum/AP The monarch butterfly species is one of thousands that states have marked for conservation but have limited resources to support. Matt Slocum/AP A bill to conserve endangered …

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WA Congressman Says No To Bill That Would Send Millions To Fishing And Wildlife Agencies

A bill that could provide much-needed funding for state and tribal fishing and wildlife agencies has been passed by the US House of Representatives and is going to the Senate for consideration. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act was passed 231-190 on Tuesday. Rep. Mike Simpson, a Republican from Idaho’s 2nd congressional district, co-sponsored the legislation …

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Wildlife Officials Release Details on Controversial Plan to Clear Wilderness Area – Tennessee Lookout

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officials have released details of a controversial plan to cut thousands of acres of forest at a popular White County public hunting and recreation destination. About 2,000 acres in the Bridgestone Firestone Centennial Wilderness Area in White County — about halfway between Nashville and Knoxville — will be phased out over …

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Increase in Southwest Florida Development Threatens Wildlife

Cleared land and construction sites are the order of the day in southwest Florida. According to data from the US Census, Lee County is the second fastest growing county in the state. The increase in population leads to the need for more development, which raises the question of how to conserve the wildlife that makes …

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Art Lander’s Outdoors: Cumberland River basin a haven for hunters, fishermen and wildlife enthusiasts

Editor’s Note: This is part one of the sixth article in an occasional series profiling Kentucky’s watersheds. The Cumberland River, Part One: The Lower River Basin Elk on land between the elk and bison prairie of the lake (U.S. Forest Service photo) About 700 miles long, the Cumberland River rises in southeastern Kentucky near the …

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Alana Stevenson: Do you care about wildlife? Look at your governor

This commentary is from Alana Stevenson, an animal behaviorist who lives in Charlotte. Many Vermonters do not know how the wildlife in Vermont is managed. We tend to think of Vermont as picturesque, eco-friendly, and progressive. In reality, when it comes to wildlife, animals and the environment, Vermont is way behind many other states. In …

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Oil spill rescue in the wild: an inside look at the fight to save the animals

A brown pelican was the first victim of the oil leak, wildlife officials said. The bird was euthanized on Sunday after being injured in the spill off the coast of Orange County, Michael Ziccardi, director of the Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN), said at a news conference Monday morning. Officials captured four live birds Monday …

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Want to become a wildlife photographer? Start here

I grew up watching wildlife documentaries and David Attenborough was always a favorite in our household. So when I started my photography journey, I naturally fantasized about photographing exotic wildlife in beautiful locations: polar bear cubs in Spitsbergen, emperor penguins in Antarctica, snow leopards in the Nepalese mountains. Funnily enough all cold weather locations, but …

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