A northern white rhinoceros named Sudan is now being accompanied around-the-clock by armed guards as he roams the Ol Pejeta wildlife refuge in Kenya because he's the last-known male of a threatened subspecies. Poachers in search of rhino...Show More Summary
Bald eagles are common at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Dorchester County, Md., where they will occasionally swoop down and grasp unsuspecting Delmarva fox squirrels in their talons. This strikes me as somewhat unfair, and if...Show More Summary
Republican senators want to sell your National Forests, Wildernesses and Wildlife Refuges. But they can't sell your National Parks, Monuments or Preserves. Here's how all the different types of public land are different. And why you should care. Read more...
The Obama administration is poised to green light Shell's plans to drill in the Arctic Ocean, while it has asked Congress to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from drilling.
Our public lands — including National Forests, wildlife refuges and wilderness areas — are arguably our greatest treasure. Well, almost every Republican Senator just voted to sell them to the highest bidder. This is what you can do about it. Read more...
“I took this back in the summer at Merced National Wildlife Refuge,” writes Sam McMillan.
That’s what I assumed after seeing the American Senate vote on this: Amendment SA 838 was introduced to allow states to take over, transfer and sell public, federal lands, including National Forests, wildlife refuges, and wilderness areas. The vote was … Continue reading ?
The Obama administration on Friday finalized its recommendation to expand protected areas of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, calling on Congress
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Revised recommendations by the Obama administration call for designating 12.28 million acres (5 million hectares) as wilderness in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the White House said on Friday.
The rich colors of sunset and the delicate silhouette of a great egret were captured in Merced National Wildlife Refuge in California.
South Africa is testing unmanned aerials vehicles (UAVs), aka drones, to stamp out rhino poaching in Kruger National Park, its "crown jewel" wildlife refuge.
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 […]
The Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) is not that common in California except along the coast, so I was pretty excited to...
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 is not one of the recreational activities allowed at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge but apparently no one has passed...
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 annual arrival in places like the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge of these large, lanky hawks is a sure sign of spring.
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
Red-shouldered Hawks (Buteo lineatus) are one of my favorite raptors and I am fortunate to have them nesting near my...