Wildlife

Can a wildlife refuge help a community’s fight for environmental justice?
Can a wildlife refuge help a community’s fight for environmental justice?
In Albuquerque’s South Valley, activists are happy for more green space but worry about gentrification.
What the narwhal can tell us about the climate crisis
What the narwhal can tell us about the climate crisis
An analysis of the species’ 10-foot-long tusk shows an accumulation of mercury and a change in diet as sea ice retreats.
A punchy cougar; wildlife comms; covid-safe hugs
A punchy cougar; wildlife comms; covid-safe hugs
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Can grazing help Oregon’s largest private nature preserve?
Can grazing help Oregon’s largest private nature preserve?
Scientists and ranchers team up to determine if cattle can preserve biodiversity and support economies on a treasured prairie.
How racism adversely affects wildlife, too
How racism adversely affects wildlife, too
New research exposes how systemic racism physically alters ecosystems for the worse.
Wildish Podcast: Wild horses in a not-so-wild West
Wildish Podcast: Wild horses in a not-so-wild West
Episode One: Is federal mustang management reaching a breaking point?
Sage grouse face a new threat: Kanye West
Sage grouse face a new threat: Kanye West
The famous artist’s Wyoming ranch highlights a conservation battle surrounding the important indicator species.
A wildlife refuge under siege at the border
A wildlife refuge under siege at the border
New emails detail drained ponds, salvaged fish and a tense relationship with the Department of Homeland Security.
Is a big win for conservation a blow to climate action?
Is a big win for conservation a blow to climate action?
As extinction and climate crises loom, the Great American Outdoors Act and recreation industry continue to rely on oil money.
A really strong net helps save Puget Sound’s black bears
A really strong net helps save Puget Sound’s black bears
As human population increases, encounters with bears have become more common.
Yellowstone grizzlies keep endangered species protections
Yellowstone grizzlies keep endangered species protections
A court ruling disallows sport hunting the bears in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.
North American bats may be susceptible to SARS-CoV-2
North American bats may be susceptible to SARS-CoV-2
This is bad news for bats and humans.
The only catfish native to the Western U.S. is running out of water
The only catfish native to the Western U.S. is running out of water
The Yaqui catfish was going extinct. Then came the border wall.
Alliance transcends boundaries to conserve cougars
Alliance transcends boundaries to conserve cougars
Tribes of Washington and researchers work together to strengthen the relationship between cougars and the land.
Contested domestic sheep allotment in Colorado retired
Contested domestic sheep allotment in Colorado retired
Rancher J. Paul Brown gives up his permit near the Weminuche Wilderness to protect vulnerable bighorn sheep populations.
The border wall threatens decades of binational wildlife conservation
The border wall threatens decades of binational wildlife conservation
Binational groups are preserving migratory corridors and restoring degraded areas in the Borderlands. Will the landscape be severed?
Catching a band of wildlife killers
Catching a band of wildlife killers
How a bounty of digital evidence led to the downfall of one of the nation’s deadliest poaching crews.
COVID hollars; Gok’s uncertainty; best friend graffiti
COVID hollars; Gok’s uncertainty; best friend graffiti
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
#BlackBirdersWeek takes on systemic racism
#BlackBirdersWeek takes on systemic racism
‘The whole purpose is to highlight and showcase Black birders, and anybody can do that.’
Who wins and who loses with these 4 regulatory rollbacks?
Who wins and who loses with these 4 regulatory rollbacks?
Under a pandemic, Trump backslides pollution and wildlife protection standards.
Whales are left to themselves as watchers stay at home
Whales are left to themselves as watchers stay at home
There are pros and cons to COVID-19’s impact on whales — less boat traffic, but also less research.
Wildlife is thriving in national parks — for now
Wildlife is thriving in national parks — for now
‘This is something we haven’t seen in our lifetimes.’
Monique the space elk and the wild history of tracking wildlife
Monique the space elk and the wild history of tracking wildlife
The legacy of scientific researchers, and a couple intrepid ungulates, endures half a century later.
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