Protected Habitat, for a Population of One

Fifty years ago, Marty Bluewater fought to keep his home among the nesting birds of Protection Island. Now he’s fighting for the birds.

#bald-eagles, #birds, #environment, #marty-bluewater, #protection-island, #washington-state, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves

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15 Chinese Elephants Are On a 300-Mile Journey. Why, No One Knows.

The elephants have roamed 300 miles across southern China, in the longest movement recorded in the country by the animals. Researchers are mystified.

#animals, #china, #elephants, #kunming-china, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves

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Biden Aims to End Arctic Drilling. A Trump-Era Law Could Foil His Plans.

The administration suspended leases that were auctioned in the waning days of the Trump White House. But a 2017 law requires another sale.

#alaska, #arctic-national-wildlife-refuge, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #drilling-and-boring, #environment, #federal-lands, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves

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Biden Administration Defends Huge Alaska Oil Drilling Project

The administration says the country must pivot away from fossil fuels but backed a project set to produce more than 100,000 barrels of oil each day for 30 years.

#alaska, #alaska-natives, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #conocophillips, #drilling-and-boring, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #national-petroleum-reserve-alaska, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #reserves-natural-resources, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves

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After ‘Tiger King,’ Law Proposed to Protect Big Cats

The Big Cat Public Safety Act has been introduced before, but a bipartisan group of lawmakers hopes the public outcry from the Netflix documentary series will finally help it become law.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #baskin-carole, #big-cat-rescue, #blumenthal-richard, #law-and-legislation, #maldonado-passage-joseph, #netflix-inc, #senate, #tiger-king-murder-mayhem-and-madness-tv-program, #tigers, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #zoos

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Protecting Lions Helps the Whole Food Chain? Actually, We Don’t Know.

The assumption that adding apex predators to wildlife parks in South Africa benefits smaller animals is in need of more testing, scientists say.

#biodiversity, #conservation-of-resources, #lions, #mammals, #proceedings-of-the-royal-society-b-journal, #research, #south-africa, #travel-and-vacations, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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For Shielding Endangered Neighbors, Pandas Make Flimsy Umbrellas

A new study challenges a common hypothesis about how protecting charismatic species also conserves animals that are less well known.

#china, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #forests-and-forestry, #pandas, #research, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves, #your-feed-science

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Covid-19 Kept Tourists Away. Why Did These Seabirds Miss Them?

When travel restrictions stopped bird-watchers from visiting a Swedish island, hidden ecosystem dynamics were revealed.

#animal-behavior, #birds, #conservation-of-resources, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #research, #shutdowns-institutional, #sweden, #travel-and-vacations, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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How to Move a Giraffe

As the senior wildlife veterinarian at the Uganda Wildlife Authority, Dr. Robert Aruho, 36, finds himself in the very tricky business of moving giraffes.

#giraffes, #uganda, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

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Biden Must Stop Trump’s Reckless Plunder in Alaska

A last-ditch effort to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling is underway.

#arctic-national-wildlife-refuge, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carter-jimmy, #conservation-of-resources, #drilling-and-boring, #eisenhower-dwight-david, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #trump-donald-j, #wilderness-areas, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves

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Volunteer at Big Cat Rescue Injured During Feeding

The sanctuary, Big Cat Rescue, said the 69-year-old volunteer’s arm was nearly torn off by a 3-year-old male tiger named Kimba.

#baskin-carole, #big-cat-rescue, #tiger-king-murder-mayhem-and-madness-tv-program, #tigers, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves

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Why is Trump Still Pushing to Drill in Alaska’s Arctic Refuge?

Also this week: Solutions for cities, and a Times investigation

#alaska, #arctic-national-wildlife-refuge, #drilling-and-boring, #global-warming, #land-use-policies, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves

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A Sick Swan Is Saved After a 23-Mile Odyssey by Foot, Car and Subway

A woman with the right training noticed a bird’s odd behavior and made it her mission to undertake a very urban rescue.

#audubon-society-new-york-city, #jamaica-bay-wildlife-refuge-queens-ny, #swans, #wild-bird-fund, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves

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Covid Infections in Animals Prompt Scientific Concern

Mink in Denmark are not the only animals that could become reservoirs for the coronavirus to spread new mutations to people.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #genetics-and-heredity, #minks-animals, #monkeys-and-apes, #tufts-university, #university-of-calgary, #university-of-wisconsin, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves, #world-health-organization, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-healthcare

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Here are the Best Animal Livestreams

Research shows that watching footage of them can make you happier, so here’s a list of round-the-clock camera footage that will bring koalas, penguins and puppies straight to your screen.

#animals, #aquariums, #bears, #computers-and-the-internet, #dogs, #elephants, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #monkeys-and-apes, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #san-diego-zoo, #smithsonian-national-zoological-park, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves, #zoos

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