Wildlife

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 …

Bears

US Officials to Lift Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Protections

Some people are not happy.<p>The Interior Department plans to remove the federal protections that the Yellowstone grizzly bear has had under the …

Animals

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Bison, bluebells, bumble bees and beavers are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Nature

Yellowstone Grizzlies Lose Federal Protection

Thanks to Newsy for their coverage on Thursday's news that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone region …

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Rise In Wildlife Killings Is Wiping Out Giraffes, New Report Shows

Wildlife poaching in Kenya is threatening to fully eradicate some species of giraffes<p>A rise in wildlife killings in East Africa has put several …

Cool Stuff

Dutch customs discover rhino horn in carvings headed to Laos

Dutch customs officials say they have intercepted a crate containing 12 concealed pieces of rhinoceros horn that was being sent from South Africa to …

Laos

Italy has its own subspecies of bear – but there are only 50 left

It’s hard to believe that just a few hours drive from Rome, a small population of bears has survived in isolation for thousands of years. They live …

Bears

Grizzly Bears Are Now the Victims of the Trump Administration’s Climate Denialism

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Thursday that the Yellowstone grizzly bear will no longer be listed as protected under the Endangered Species …

Climate

Lizard genitals sold as hatha jodi: Wildlife officials crack down on traders, look for poachers

Sites were passing off penises of the protected reptile species as the rare hatha jodi root.<p>The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau of India has launched a …

Interior Department To Remove Yellowstone Grizzly From Endangered Species List

When the bears first received protected status in 1975, there were fewer than 150 grizzlies in Yellowstone National Park. Now, there are more than …

Yellowstone National Park

Police shoot cougar near school in Rocky Mountain House

Fish and Wildlife told RCMP that killing the animal was the best course of action<p>An RCMP officer shot a cougar out of a tree in Rocky Mountain House …

Policing

Top Stories: Health Care Bill, Comey Tapes, Grizzly Bears

Good morning. These are today’s top stories:<p>GOP health care bill meets opposition<p>Democrats and some Republican lawmakers disapprove of the health …

Bears

Conservationists and tribes denounce U.S. plan to remove Yellowstone grizzly bears from endangered species list

The grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park has been protected by the federal government for more than four decades.<p>That will begin to change next week.<p>Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke this week said the agency intends to remove grizzlies living in the Yellowstone area from Endangered Species Act …

News

One of Africa's largest wildlife relocations begins

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Conservationists have launched what they call one of Africa's biggest wildlife relocations — the transfer of 7,500 animals over three years to a Mozambican park whose wildlife was nearly wiped out by civil war.<p>The South Africa-based Peace Parks Foundation said Wednesday that …

Grizzly Bear new song: “Four Cypresses”

<b>Grizzly Bear</b> have released another new song from their new album ‘Painted Ruins’ which is out 8/18 on RCA. Listen via this YouTube lyric …

Music

Bass Bench: The Local Tonewood Challenge

Can you hear the difference between instruments made from either tropical or non-tropical woods?

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Passenger attempts to smuggle lion cubs as kittens through Cairo airport - Politics - Egypt

A passenger was stopped at Cairo International airport on Thursday while attempting to smuggle two lion cubs outside the countrym claiming that they …

Egypt

Winslet's ban from filming with mountain lion

Academy Award winner Kate Winslet admitted she was up for shooting a scene with a mountain lion for her new movie 'The Mountain Between Us' but the …

Officials hope 16 elk that escaped from Vermont farm can be caught

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — About 16 farm elk that have been on the run since they escaped from their enclosure in Derby last weekend hopefully can be …

Mass drownings of wildebeest nourish Serengeti river ecosystem

The amazing spectacle of 1.2 million wildebeest crossing the Mara river on their Serengeti migration, often ends in drownings for thousands of …

Nature

Into a Vulture Lover’s Paradise

From the heights of Mt. Marsabit in northern Kenya everything is downhill. When I arrived for a recent 10-day expedition, even my expectations paralleled the topography. In short, we knew security was a problem, we hadn’t seen many vultures in the area during our survey the previous year, and a …

The world needs wildlife tourism. But that won't work without wildlife

Habitat loss, pollution, climate change, over-exploitation and poaching are all threatening a lifeline for local communities<p>Wildlife-based tourism is growing rapidly worldwide as the number of tourists continues to grow and as we, as travellers, seek out new and more enriching personal experiences …

Grizzly bear protections in Yellowstone National park are ending

1 min read<p>Published 3m ago on<p>by Chris Sosa<p>ShareEmail<p>Published 3m ago on<p>by Chris Sosa<p>A final ruling by U.S. government officials will strike the …

National Parks

First elephants, then rhinos — now donkeys are under threat

Ashley Ness was tracking down smugglers in the South African countryside earlier this year when she came upon an unexpected sight — hundreds of donkey hides hanging on tree branches.<p>The hides were on a homestead rented out to Chinese immigrants, said Ness, an inspector with Highveld Horse Care, a …

Animals

2 Orangutans and Dozens of Turtles Rescued From the Illegal Wildlife Trade

Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT) has reported an incredible rescue of two baby orangutans and dozens of turtles that were recently …

Animals

Congratulations, Oregon: You Can Now Harvest Some Roadkill For Food

Get the shovel ready and the recipe cards out, Oregonians, because your state has just made it legal to for you to salvage roadkill and eat it.<p>Gov. …

Consumer Protection

Yellowstone grizzly bears to lose protections

The move means hunts will be allowed from July.<p>Grizzlies have been protected since 1975, when there were just 136 bears in and around Yellowstone, …

UK News

Jet-Set Through Africa on This New High-Flying Adventure

This nine-day private-jet journey takes travelers to the Masai Mara, Great Rift Valley, and more.<p>Skies seem bigger in Africa. Clouds stretch …

Endangered Species

Mountain lions are terrified by the voices of Rush Limbaugh and Rachel Maddow

<b>By Sarah Kaplan,</b> <i>The Washington Post</i>Nighttime in the Santa Cruz mountains. A mountain lion sprawls on the forest floor, happily noshing on a freshly …

Rachel Maddow

Rare Sumatran tiger cub born at Fota Wildlife Park

An extremely rare Sumatran tiger cub has been born at Fota Wildlife Park in Co Cork.<p>The Sumatran tiger is one of the rarest subspecies of tiger in …

Animals