Wildlife

"For Some Yellowstone Bison, the Roaming Ends at the Slaughterhouse"

"YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Even for a park with a history of unhappy encounters between people and wildlife, 2015 is shaping up as an eventful year for Yellowstone and its bison. Since mid-May, five visitors have been hurt — gored, trampled or tossed into the air — in run-ins with the park’s most famous residents."

Source: Wash Post, 08/17/2015

"Walruses in the Arctic Are Running Out of Sea Ice This Year — Again"

"Last September, the remote community of Point Lay on Alaska’s North Slope became the focus of headline news when a staggering 35,000 walruses crowded onto the shore nearby. And now, some scientists are saying a similar event could happen this summer — in fact, any time now."

Source: Wash Post, 08/13/2015

Conservationists Declare Victory as Idaho Halts Controversial Wolf Kill

"Conservationists declared victory on Wednesday in a legal battle over Idaho's systematic killing of wolves in a national wilderness area after the state notified federal land managers it did not intend to reinstate a controversial kill program."

Source: Reuters, 08/06/2015

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