While the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed removing federal protections from grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, and conservation groups have sued to prevent hunting animals like grizzlies in Grand Teton National Park if they are delisted, scientists continue to conduct research required by the Endangered Species Act.
Court Rules Fish And Wildlife Service Erred By Finding Wolverines Didn't Need Endangered Species Act Protection
A federal judge has determined the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service erred by not fully considering climate-change impacts and genetic isolation when it decided wolverines did not need Endangered Species Act protection.
Up in the northwest corner of Yellowstone in the middle of the valley of the Lamar River lies a place known as the Buffalo Ranch. It’s the place where most of a few remaining bison in the world were saved from extinction. It’s also the place where wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone in 1995.
Much was made earlier this year when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that three subspecies of the Channel Islands Fox had make a remarkable recovery from the brink of extinction, but one of the species' low genetic diversity could pose grave problems for the animals.
After a surge in bison-related injuries last summer at Yellowstone National Park, a case review points to smartphone photography as a culprit.
In November 2014, in a stunning out-of-the-blue reversal of decades of settled policy, the National Park Service ceded to Wyoming authority over wildlife on approximately 2300 acres of state- and privately-owned "inholdings" within the boundaries of Grand Teton National Park.
Concerned that the proposed delisting of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem could soon be followed by a grizzly pelt being hauled out of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, two conservation groups have sued the National Park Service in a bid to force the agency to take back its authority to manage wildlife on all lands within the park's boundaries.
A proposal to remove protections for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem has prompted Wyoming Wildlife Advocates to launch a petition opposing the change.
Concerned that human activities might cause nesting Roseate Spoonbills to abandon their nests, Everglades National Park officials have closed the west side of Palm Key to all access.
Desert Bighorn Sheep Spotted In Tucson Mountain District Of Saguaro National Park; First Sighting In Six Decades
A sharp-eyed visitor, and a motion-triggered camera, have confirmed the presence of desert bighorn sheep in the Tucson Mountain District of Saguaro National Park, sightings that are the first in the district in 60 years.