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Hidden camera in Italian forest reveals secret lives of wolves, brown bears and wild boar

A secret camera hidden in Italy’s Apennine mountains has revealed a forest to be teeming with wildlife, from brown bears and wild boar to wolves and red deer.<p>Conservationists installed the camera and focused it on a clearing around a single beech tree for an entire year.<p>The camera recorded the …

The Essential Restaurants Near Zion National Park

Utah’s first national park sits 160 miles northeast of Las Vegas on I-15, about an hour southwest from Bryce Canyon National Park. Steep red cliffs, a scenic drive that leads to forest trails hugging the Virgin River and the Emerald Pools with their waterfalls and hanging gardens, and the Zion …

National Parks

Safer Digs for Tortoises Put a Damper on Their Love Lives

In April, U.S. Marines in California completed a mission years in the making. In order to establish a new training center, they arranged for …

Scientists Find That Rock Climbing Can Treat Depression

Bouldering has incredible results.<p>There are more American rock climbing gyms now than there’s ever been, and the popularity of indoor climbing …

Climbing

System aims to recreate challenging mountain climbs in gym

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — After spending time in Switzerland studying and hiking in the Alps, Dartmouth assistant professor Emily Whiting wanted to relive those climbs back home.<p>Upon her return to the United States, she and a group of colleagues contemplated how they might recreate the climbs …

Climbing

Trump budget declares war on Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

President Trump’s proposed budget shows how far this administration is willing to go to give special treatment to the oil and gas industry. <br>At a time …

Forests

Red Wolf Pups

You’ve no doubt heard that on April 28 our female red wolf gave birth to pups. We now have four new additions to our red wolf enclosure.<p>The pups are …

6 Tips for Better Wildlife Encounters

Experiences with animals can be exhilarating, uplifting, and educational, but they can also be dangerous—for you and the wildlife. Here's how to make the activities sustainable and safe.<p>Have you ever thought about going diving with sharks? Or booking an expedition to see polar bears? Maybe …

Yukon looks to preserve and manage grizzly bear population

'There's been many places where grizzly bears have gone extinct,' says biologist Tom Jung<p>Grizzly bears are generally doing "quite well" in Yukon, …

Wild horses could be sold for slaughter or euthanized under Trump budget

The Bureau of Land Management spends about $50 million a year to house and feed more than 46,000 wild horses and burros in corrals. Another 73,000 of the animals roam freely across the western states, producing foals and grazing on public lands that conservationists and federal officials say are …

Wild Horses

The Endangered Species Act works, so why is Congress trying to dismantle it?

The Gunnison sage grouse is one of 17 animals in Colorado listed under the Endangered Species Act. The act was signed into law by Congress in 1973.As …

Endangered Species

Photographing the ‘Great Migration’ in Tanzania

Tanzania is one of the best places in the world to see nature and wildlife as it has been for thousands of years. The 947,303 square kilometer …

The Return of the Florida Panther

For years, the Florida panther, a majestic creature that lurks in and around the forests of the Everglades, has teetered on the edge of permanent disappearance. Closely related to the mountain lion, the panther once roamed across much of the South, but the ever-advancing modern world pushed it into …

Wildlife

The Helicopter-Flying Wildlife Biologists Saving Our Wildlife

Wildlife

Second large release of endangered toads planned; unique species once thought extinct finds hope

Fred and Stephanie Lindzey haven’t heard the distinctive call of the Wyoming toad yet this year, but that doesn’t mean the amphibians are gone.<p>It’s …

Zoology

Where the Wild Things Were: Life, Death, and Ecological Wreckage in a Land of Vanishing Predators

Overview<p>Where the Wild Things Were: Life, Death, and Ecological Wreckage in a Land of Vanishing Predators by William Stolzenburg<p>For years, predators …

Ecology

Hunt, ship, slaughter or sell: Elk Island Park considers population control options

Officials at Elk Island National Park are racing to save the fenced-in park from itself.<p>A lack of natural predators has led to ballooning numbers of …

Wildlife

How to Visit Tanzania and Avoid the Crowds

Step one? Don't be afraid of the rainy season.<p>The acacia-filled savannas of Tanzania are among the most biodiverse spots on earth, and you are almost guaranteed to see the Big Five. But you’ll also face skepticism from travel vets, as this classic has become the go-to place for first- and …

National Parks

Why Killing Coyotes Doesn't Make Livestock Safer

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>Few Americans probably …

Wildlife

13 Places to Visit Before They're Gone Forever Photos

California is filled with stunning scenery, but few sites stack up to those of Big Sur. Known for it’s epic highway drives, Big Sur is vulnerable to droughts, landslides, and forest fires destroying its beautiful landscape.Photo: Getty Images<p>With the growing concerns over everything from climate …

Sea Level

Reward increases over killing of famous white wolf of Yellowstone

A female white wolf that was shot was one of only three white wolves known in Yellowstone. Photo: Courtesy of Neal Herbert/Yellowstone National …

National Parks

Did removing the world’s loneliest croc from Dry Tortugas make scientific sense?

Earlier this month when park officials abruptly removed a rare crocodile from the remote islands in the Dry Tortugas it had peacefully inhabited for …

Wildlife

The Statue of Liberty, Venice, and More Destinations Threatened by Climate Change

Global warming is real. Just ask Lady Liberty.<p>President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the United States would leave the Paris Climate Accord: …

Climate Change

BLM Removes Lands Near Zion from Oil, Gas Lease Sale

Move will protect national park resources from impacts of energy production.<p>SALT LAKE CITY – In a move that will help protect one of the Southwest’s …

National Parks

What Aperture Should I Use?

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Landscape Photography

As Trump Exits Paris Agreement, Other Nations Are Defiant

UNITED NATIONS — Leaders from around the world maintained a defiant front on Thursday after President Trump announced that he would withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement.<p>President Emmanuel Macron of France, speaking in French before switching to English, said he believed Mr. Trump was …

The Trump Administration Is Going After Birth Control Access

What's alarming about the administration's plan – and how women should prepare<p>On Wednesday, Vox published a leaked draft of the regulation the Trump …

Texas hunters could soon be allowed to shoot wild boar from hot air balloons - but it's no joke

Hunters in Texas could soon be allowed to shoot wild boar from the skies using hot air balloons in a bid to stop the rampant animals uprooting lawns and destroying grave stones.<p>Furious Texans say the beasts cause up to $50 million (£39m) in damages each year and have been at their wits' end since …