Showing posts with label Wildlife. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wildlife. Show all posts

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Climate Change Is Killing New England’s Moose. Can Hunters Save Them?

Ticks that flourish as temperatures rise are decimating the once-thriving population. Some experts think reducing moose numbers is the best way to save them. Story here.

A moose in Riding Mountain National Park, Canada. PinP photo.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

$10,000 Reward Offered to Find Killer of Famous Yellowstone White Wolf

Care 2 petition

For years, the wolf known as “White Lady” delighted visitors who were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of her when they visited Yellowstone National Park. Story here.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

The top 10 threats to the most biodiverse place on planet Earth

The Guardian

Manu national park in Peru threatened by roads, oil/gas operations, narco trade, gold-mining, logging and ‘human safaris’ Story here.

In North America, there are also species in decline, 
like this Bobolink on the Canadian prairies. PinP photo. 

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Environmental advocates disturbed by logging activity in Quebec caribou habitat

News this week that there are no more than 15 caribou left in a threatened herd near Val d’Or, Que. is giving new urgency to the fight to protect caribou in the neighbouring Broadback River valley. Story here.                                              An Alaskan caribou.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Aimed at Refugees, Fences Are Threatening European Wildlife


A flood of migrants from the Middle East and Africa has prompted governments in the Balkans to erect hundreds of miles of border fences. Scientists say the expanding network of barriers poses a serious threat to wildlife, especially wide-ranging animals such as bears and wolves. Story here.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Thousands of snow geese die in Montana after landing on contaminated water


Huge flock of migratory birds landed on acidic waters of an open pit mine where employees attempted to scare them off. Story here.

Conservationists declare victory for wildlife as EU saves nature directives


EU president abandons plan to overhaul flagship birds and habitats directives following a huge public campaign. Story here.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Species On The Move

Inside Climate News
As climate change impacts habitats around the world, species are on the move, trying to adapt — and survive. Story here.

Wild turkey. Photo by MONGO

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Living Planet Report 2016

World Wildlife Fund
Global wildlife populations face a plunge of more than two-thirds during the 50-year period ending in 2020 as a result of human activities, according to WWF’s Living Planet Report 2016. Story here.
Cape May warbler. PinP photo.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Moose poachers nabbed by Manitoba conservation workers

Conservation officers charged eight hunters with alleged moose poaching, a provincial news release said Thursday. Story here.
PinP photo.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Biologist Stumbles Upon 2 Winged 'Beasts' New to Manitoba

CBC News
Cherry-faced Meadowhawk..... Sympetrum internum.... female
Copyright © 2016 PinP
(Not one of the "new winged beasts." Just an attractive dragonfly found in Manitoba. 😊)
A Winnipeg biologist has had not one, but two chance encounters with winged insect critters this summer that aren't supposed to be in Manitoba. Story here.

Friday, 1 July 2016

Wild Creatures and Places in and Near Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada.

by Larry Powell
Some of the wildlife and terrain we saw and photographed in and near the park. Enjoy!

A lone member of the park's herd of prairie bison.

A shy (and rare) burrowing owl.

Ringneck pheasant

Black-tailed prairie dogs

"Seventy-Mile Butte"

A sweep of rare, wild prairie, preserved for posterity in the park. (All photos by PinP.)

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Wild Critters of the Grasslands (A picture story)

The beginning of the "70-Mile Butte" trail.

by Larry Powell

Row & I are visiting a special place right now. It's Grasslands National Park in SW Saskatchewan. I can swear the animals, birds and even plants are saying "thank you" for not huntinig or spraying us, or plowing us down! Enjoy the photos. 
Yours in Nature.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Petition to Create Metis Hunting Zones

CJ Radio
PinP photo.
The Rural Municipality of Pipestone, Manitoba has passed a resolution and created a petition to have the Provincial Government create designated hunting zones for Metis status hunters in the province. Story here.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Ontario Government Scraps Proposal to Increase Hunting of Wolves and Coyote

Humane Society International Canada
PinP photo
Animal protection and conservation groups encourage responsible approach to wildlife management. More here.

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Coal Mine Waste in Australia Affects Tadpole Behavior and Survival

Environmental Health News
Tadpoles exposed to coal mine wastewater in Queensland, Australia, had delayed development, hyperactivity and ended up full of toxic metals in their tails and livers, according to a new study. Story here.

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Let’s Protect Ontario’s Moose, Wolves, and Coyotes!

Humane Society International Canada

PinP photo.
The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF) has introduced a proposal to relax restrictions on the killing of wolves and allow the unlimited killing of coyotes across most of Ontario in an ill-informed effort to enhance moose populations. PLEASE SIGN!

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Meet the Wolves Targeted in B.C.'s Controversial Kill

A cousin of the wolf, the coyote. PinP photo.
Some are being targeted to be shot from helicopters as part of a controversial government effort to protect a dwindling caribou population.  More here.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Three Trends in US Wildfires


While fires in Indonesia may be making headlines recently, unprecedented forest fires have also scorched the Western United States this year…Story here.

Beyond Covid 19. Are we risking yet another pandemic if we continue to embrace "assembly-line" livestock production into the future?

by Larry Powell No one would argue that Covid 19 demands our undivided attention. Surely,  defeating this "beast" has to be &...