March 10, 2017

Your weekly roundup of wildlife news from across the country.

Wildlife need a break as a hard winter lingers:
A number of species including elk, deer and moose are being disturbed during tough winters which can cause a deficit in numbers.

Read more about the impact of wildlife disturbance >>>


Wyoming Elk herd largest in over 2 decades:
The population of the larger Jackson elk Herd in Wyoming was very close to meeting its goal of 11,000, however the USFWS were discouraged by the location of the herd and the sliver of increase from last year.

Learn more about the data on the Jackson Elk Herd >>>


As sea ice diminishes, Narwhals are losing their home:
Narwhals are losing their homes among the heavy pack ice to orcas as sea ice diminishes due to climate change.

Find out more how this can change marine ecosystems >>>


The Florida Panther needs us to coexist for them to survive:
The number of deaths of Florida Panther’s rise per year and they continue to face more challenges.

Watch and learn about a Florida panther rescue in 2016 >>>


Be a citizen-scientist this horseshoe crab spawning season in Florida:
Beach goers will likely have the best luck spotting horseshoe crabs around high tide, within three days of a new or full moon. The next full moon is Sunday, March 12, and the new moon is Monday, March 27.

Check out how being a citizen-scientist can help >>>


Director Pruitt doesn’t get climate change:
In an interview, Scott Pruitt who is head of the Environmental Protection Agency said that he does not believe that carbon dioxide is a major cause of global warming despite overwhelming scientific evidence.

Learn more about the new director’s interview and how EPA plays a part in combatting climate change>>>


Our Defenders in Action:

Rhonda Sparks presented our work to tribal council members representing communities in the Bering Strait Region after an invitation from Austin Ahamusk, a Marine Advocate for Kawerak, who hosted a focused one day workshop. The presentation to the community was presented as a “first look” of the Bering Strait Response Teaching Tool and the importance of it.  It was a great opportunity to continue the dialogue of oil spill response and preparedness for the Bering Strait Region.



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