Biologists and wildlife advocates cite science to drive Grey’s plan

Laura Lundquist (The Missoula Stream) More than two dozen organizations and scientists have offered critiques of Montana’s proposed grizzly bear management plan, hinting at obstacles that might hinder the delisting. With three days left until the closing of the comment period on the state’s grizzly bear management plan proposed by the Gianforte administration, 27 organizations … Read more

Five bucket-list luxury lodges for wildlife lovers

All extant giraffes were once considered a single species, although recent research suggests this is the case … [+] There may be eight different types. Kim Chim Safari With the travel industry approaching pre-pandemic strength, there’s no better time than the present to plan the ultimate vacation list—and for serious animal lovers, there’s a treasure … Read more

It was believed that this butterfly is extinct. Now off the endangered species list

CNN – the Fender blue butterfly Flutter away from the brink of extinction. This species, which was once thought to be extinct, is no longer considered endangered. According to a January 11 press release from the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The organization has reclassified the species from “endangered” to “threatened” and has also completed … Read more

Groups are suing the USDA Missoula Wildlife Service over grizzly deaths

Laura Lundquist Three wildlife groups are suing the federal government over its failure to consider how grizzly populations in Montana have been affected by intentional bear removal, particularly in contact lanes outside major recovery areas. On Wednesday, three organizations — WildEarth Guardians, Western Watersheds Project and Trap Free Montana — sued the USDA Wildlife Service … Read more

Governor Gianforte demands a new plan for managing the wolves

Laura Lundquist (Missoula stream) In a somewhat unusual move, the governor of Montana is directing Fish, Wildlife and Parks to rewrite the state’s wolf management plan. On Thursday, Governor Greg Gianforte sent a letter to FWP Director Hank Worsech asking him to “work with the citizens of Montana to put together a new Wolf Plan.” … Read more

David Barrer and Liz Barrer Cook: Husband and Wife Wildlife Documentary Team

David Barr and Liz Parer-Cook have made a life together doing what they love. The Melbourne-based couple have been exploring some of the wildest places on Earth since the late 1970s – from the Galapagos Islands to Norway, and from the Australian outback to Antarctica. And they’ve captured these remote spots – and especially the … Read more

The Condon easement adds to wildlife conservation efforts

Laura Lundquist (present-day Missoula) Thanks to a new partnership, another 30 acres will be saved for wildlife in the Swan River Valley. On Thursday, Vital Ground, a land trust that prioritizes grizzly bear habitat, announced that an easement has been placed on 30 acres of forested wetland surrounding Condon Creek along Highway 83 in Swan … Read more

Scientists make a major breakthrough in sequencing the genomes of endangered sharks

Newswise – “With their genomes decoded at high resolution, we have a much better window into the evolutionary history of this endangered species,” Mahmoud ShivjiAnd the Ph.D.professor at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Halmos College of Arts and Sciences and manager Save Our Seas Foundation Shark Research Center And the Guy Harvey Research Institute at NSU. … Read more

Recycled Christmas tree makes a great habitat for wildlife | Abroad

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