Viewpoint: Analyzes show BLM ducking scrutiny of livestock grazing and wildlife impacts

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Montana beef producers fear the impact of a threatened Chinese tariff on U.S. agricultural imports. (Current Missoula File Photo) Western Watersheds Project and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) each recently released analyzes regarding the Bureau of Land Management’s environmental oversight of its cattle grazing program on 155 million acres of western public land. We … Read more

Hunting with dogs fuels ‘frustrating’ hike in wildlife crime in Scotland

Hunting with dogs fuels 'frustrating' hike in wildlife crime in Scotland

Wildlife crime has increased in Scotland by more than 10% over the past year, according to new statistics released by the Scottish Government. Ministers described the rise detailed in the annual wildlife crime report as “frustrating”. According to published figures, there were 196 incidents in 2020, compared to 171 the previous year, an increase of … Read more

How Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine is Harming Water, Air, Land and Wildlife

How Russia's Invasion of Ukraine is Harming Water, Air, Land and Wildlife

The environmental impact of a single bomb falling in a field is disastrous – the crater opened into the earth, wildlife was destroyed, the ensuing immolation, the explosive release of heavy metals and toxic chemicals spreading through the landscape and atmosphere. Now imagine thousands of bombs across one of the most industrialized countries in the … Read more

Have you ever seen a giant “snot otter”? Let North Carolina Wildlife Experts Know

If you’ve ever seen a snot, water dog, or mud pup, North Carolina wildlife experts want to hear about it. (AP Photo/Rick Callahan) Rick Callahan PA The first time Lori Williams picked up a snotty otter, she almost dropped it. “Holding it for the first time was tough, because they’re solid and quite slippery,” said … Read more

California-based app developer to launch wildlife tracking app, HOWLR

California-based app developer to launch wildlife tracking app, HOWLR

JACKSON, Wyo. – California-based app developer WANDRE recently announced plans to launch a wildlife-tracking app for Grand Teton National Park. HOWLR aims to track the most photogenic wildlife like moose, bears, wolves and cougars, to help users find and photograph the animals. Users can filter their results by species and range, so there’s no need … Read more