Celebrating the power of wildlife photography

In honor of National Photography Month, we interview Alex Goetz, Justin Grob, filmmakers, wildlife photographers, and founders. Play Wild Media, a film production company specializing in wildlife stories and conservation. Running Wild Media has partnered with Defenders to visually support our mission to protect America’s wildlife and wild places. picture Play Wild Media When did … Read more

Utah receives $28.3 million in standard federal grants to protect fish and wildlife

An undated photo of a hunter using binoculars to locate wildlife range in Utah. Utah is set to receive more than $28 million in new federal money for wildlife and fishing programs. (Utah Department of Wildlife Resources) Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes Salt Lake City, Utah is about to receive a large sum of new … Read more

Wildlife biologists prioritize monitoring wild animals for SARS-CoV-2 | smart news

Among the deer tested in Iowa between September 2020 and January 2021, a third of all white-tailed deer were infected with SARS-coV-2. Joseph A. Macker via Wikimedia Commons under CC BY SA 3.0 In the forests of northern Minnesota, researchers infiltrate the dens of hibernating black bears, hunt deer in nets, and hunt coyotes and … Read more

Wildlife trafficking thrives on Facebook despite pledge to fight illegal trade | endangered species

Facebook remains a booming market for online wildlife trafficking despite the tech giant’s pledge to help combat the illegal trade, according to a new investigation. Cubs of tigers, leopards, ocelots, African gray parrots and the world’s smallest monkey, the pygmy monkey, were among the critically endangered animals investigated by researchers from the global campaign group. … Read more

Restoring America’s Wildlife Act will save $1.4 billion annually

The Restoration of America’s Wildlife Act came close to passing last week when it was approved by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. The legislation, which its supporters have described as a “game-changing” for America’s fish and wildlife, can now be voted on by both the House and Senate. The accompanying version of … Read more

Hillsborough County – The wonderful wildlife of Hillsborough County

World Wildlife Day is the perfect time to take a closer look at the home-grown residents of Hillsborough County Conservation Parks, nature reserves, and even your own backyard. Here are 10 mammals, reptiles, birds, and fish you may encounter in the untamed areas of the province: crocodile These large reptiles are found throughout Florida in … Read more

WWF report says online wildlife trade is on the rise in Myanmar | science news

Written by Eileen Kortenbach, Business Writer at AP Bangkok (AFP) – Illegal online purchases of wildlife are increasing in Myanmar, threatening public health and endangered species, a report by the World Wildlife Fund shows. The report released on Friday found that enforcement of the ban on such transactions has weakened amid political turmoil after the … Read more

Restoring America’s Wildlife Act: Hope for Endangered Species

Pennsylvania will receive $22 million annually, compared to the $1.5 million in federal funding it currently collects. Delaware will get $12 million annually, compared to the $555,081 federal wildlife grant it recently received. New Jersey, which currently collects about $1 million annually in federal wildlife conservation grants, will receive $15 million if the legislation is … Read more