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South Africa Tests Drones to Thwart Rhino Poaching

South Africa is testing unmanned aerials vehicles (UAVs), aka drones, to stamp out rhino poaching in Kruger National Park, its "crown jewel" wildlife refuge.

Bay Circuit Trail Section 1: Plum Island to Rowley

Plum Island Date: 1-21-15 Starting Location: Joppa Flats Wildlife Refuge Destination: Newbury Lower Green BCT Map: Section 1, A to D Distance: 6.6 miles; 14.2 miles RT back to car When I got to the beach and stood on the sand, I was filled with a feeling of contentment. I’d picked a good winter day to hike to the […]            

Blue-winged Teal at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

The Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) is not that common in California except along the coast, so I was pretty excited to...

6 Stand-Out National Wildlife Refuges

We can thank President Theodore Roosevelt for establishing what became the nation's first national wildlife refuge—Florida's Pelican Island—in 1903. Today, more than 560 refuges throw a life line to some of America's most vulnerable species, and to the millions of visitors who spend time there drinking in the great outdoors. Show More Summary

Fishing at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

Fishing is not one of the recreational activities allowed at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge but apparently no one has passed...

Speed Birding

Most of our National Wildlife Refuges, Conservation Areas and large nature preserves are accessed by a network of graveled roads which permit close observation of the component habitats and their wild residents. This provides an excellent...Show More Summary

The Osprey’s Springtime Return to New York

The annual arrival in places like the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge of these large, lanky hawks is a sure sign of spring.

Arctic Mirage

Some Alaskan Inupiat Eskimos contend their community's future would be bleak if President Obama's proposal to designate most of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) a wilderness becomes law. Such an official permanent designation,...Show More Summary

Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

2 months agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

Red-shouldered Hawks (Buteo lineatus) are one of my favorite raptors and I am fortunate to have them nesting near my...

A Good Day

Took advantage of the wonderful weather today to take a drive to the coast. The wildlife refuge in Cameron was teeming with birds. In one short drive, I saw snow geese, specklebelly geese, pintails, gadwalls, blue-winged teal, shovelers, coots, rails, gallinules, snipe, roseate spoonbills, snowy egrets, great blue herons, brown and white pelicans, gulls, terns,...

Here's What It Looks Like When 300 Manatees Gather In One Acre

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Last week, 300 manatees gathered in Three Sisters Springs on the Crystal River in Florida, enjoying the safety and warmth of the sanctuary. Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge officials closed off the area to human visitors, but shared a few photos from the manatee meetup. Read more...

Huge Manatee Party Shuts Down Refuge

2 months agoHumor : Neatorama

(Photo: Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge Complex) There ain't no party like a manatee party! When the manatees show up, you know that the party is going to rock all night. And they showed up in numbers at the Three Sisters Springs north of Tampa, Florida on Monday. Show More Summary

Avian ballet now live at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

They circled overhead in a gathering white cloud swirling with energy, then dropped from the sky like large snowflakes, coming to rest on a nearby pond.

Webcam features adorable, orphaned black bear cub

2 months agoNews : Trending Now

When two black bear cubs named Mike and Ike lost their mother to a deer hunting accident, they were taken to the Woodlands Wildlife Refuge in Pittstown, N.J. After Ike sadly died over the weekend due to unknown causes, the center along with the website NJ Advance Media thought of a way to bring attention to Mike’s ongoing recovery… A live webcam!

Shawn Regan on What Environmentalists Might Do With the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

2 months agoNews : Reason

The debate over the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge reemerged last week as the Obama administrationannounced new protections for the vast, oil-rich Alaskan landscape. The Department of Interior is placing the 30,000 square mile ANWR off-limits...Show More Summary

A mighty pack of 300 manatees keeps taking over a Florida wildlife park

Call your families and tell them you love them because the manatees have started their revolution. On Feb. 3, more than 300 manatees, or sea cows, stormed a spring at the Crystal Rivers National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. In an attempt...Show More Summary

Manatee 'Flash Mob' Closes Down Fla. Springs

When the mercury drops and the tides rise, manatees often infiltrate Three Sisters Springs in Florida's Crystal River Wildlife Refuge to rest up and get warm—and there was such an influx this week that the US Fish and Wildlife Service closed the springs down to swimmers, snorkelers, and kayakers,...

Obama hatred grows tedious

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

To the editor: The Times prints a letter to the editor from a reader who finds equivalency between the rule of Islamic State and President Obama's action on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Open thread for night owls. Ben Adler: President Obama ignores himself on climate change

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Scene from Brooks Range in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Ben Adler at Grist writes Obama ignores Obama on climate change. An excerpt: President Obama is once again contradicting himself on climate change. His new push for offshore...Show More Summary

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