"Fat Bear Week 2023 Is Upon Us. Here’s What You Need To Know."

"It’s the most wonderful time of the year — Fat Bear Week 2023 is here. The annual competition, hosted by the Katmai National Park and Preserve, pits brown bears against each other in a virtual bracket as they stock up for hibernation."

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/03/2023

"Barely Making It: A Conversation With ‘Eight Bears’ Author Gloria Dickie"

"Despite the conservation gains made by iconic bear species like the giant panda and the brown bear, most bear species remain at risk." "Gloria Dickie is an award-winning journalist who has documented the state of the world’s eight remaining bear species in a compelling new book, “Eight Bears: Mythic Past and Imperiled Future.”


Source: Mongabay, 09/28/2023

"Cars Are A Major Predator For Wildlife. How Is Nature Adapting To Our Roads?"

"In his new book, Crossings: How Road Ecology is Shaping the Future of Our Planet, Goldfarb explains how roads and cars are changing the lives of wildlife all over the world — and how roadkill has created a "crisis for biodiversity.""

Source: NPR, 09/27/2023

"Federal Judge Strikes Down Ruling That Hellbenders Are Not Endangered"

"A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to take another look at its 2019 decision denying endangered status protection for the eastern hellbender, the nation’s largest aquatic salamander that is found in low numbers in all Chesapeake Bay drainage states."

Source: Bay Journal, 09/18/2023


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