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  • Protecting wildlife corridors remains more theory than practice

    Protecting wildlife corridors remains more theory than practice

    There's a growing understanding of the scientific importance of wildlife migration corridors, but protecting them is a huge political challenge.

  • Life — and death — in grizzly country

    Werner Herzog’s new documentary, Grizzly Man, takes a thoughtful look at the life and death of Timothy Treadwell, an amateur bear biologist who was killed and eaten by an Alaskan grizzly

  • Sniffin’ out scat for conservation

    Wicket – a wildly energetic dog discovered in an animal shelter – serves scientists by looking for grizzly poop in the Montana wilds.

  • Heard around the West

    Evolution Amber Ale; wolves, bears and elk in Yellowstone; Starbucks vs. Sambuck’s; cows adopt an elk; PETA vs. your daddy the fisherman

  • Bear killing increases but protection decreases

    Illegal killing of grizzlies seems to be increasing in the Northern Rockies even as Interior Secretary Gale Norton announces plans to take Yellowstone’s bears off the endangered species list

  • A tree-climber's tale of harvesting cones to save whitebark pines

    A tree-climber's tale of harvesting cones to save whitebark pines

    As whitebark pines in the Northern Rockies succumb to pine beetles and blister rust, hardworking climbers defy gravity to collect pine cones from canopies to supply efforts to breed more resilient and resistant trees.

  • Heard Around the West

    "Wildlife trash media" making films about bears; don’t throw things at bears; no excuses for erratic drivers in Cortez, Colo.; Aryan Nations founder Richard Butler dies; Delta, Colo., firefighters say good-bye to old yellow truck; and International Truck

  • Bears and bull trout may block mine

    A judge rules that constructing the Rock Creek Mine would jeopardize threatened populations of grizzly and bull trout in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness of Montana

  • A most unusual sanctuary, where the Yeti roams free

    The kingdom of Bhutan has created a wildlife sanctuary for its possibly mythological "strong men" – the migoi, or yeti

  • Battle line on the northern border

    U.S. officials, federal agencies, and even Condoleezza Rice are trying to stop a Canadian coal mine near Montana's Flathead Basin.

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