The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is a Twitter sensation

What Oklahoma Agency tweets caught the attention of celebrities like Chrissy Teigen, Ryan Reynolds and Liz Fire? Believe it or not, it’s the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. In the past year, the wildlife section has gotten rather interesting on Twitter. Unlike other government agencies whose social media posts are all-too-realistic and straight to the … Read more

The natural world in motion: Wildlife documentaries are local to our radar

The global climate has been in decline for decades now. The increase in the number and frequency of natural disasters is glaring evidence of that. Countries around the world are facing the real threats of climate change. Take Pakistan, for example. Since June this year, it has been inundated with rainfall and by August more … Read more

Wildlife surveillance: deer management under surveillance

This story is excerpted from MT Lowdowna weekly newsletter that offers a more personal side to the Montana Free Press reporting. Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks last week released a list of 12-member proposals Citizen deer management advisory groupwhich was tasked with bringing “new eyes” to Issues surrounding elk management. The FWP staff rated both … Read more

Wed Wildlife: American Goldfinch

During a live bird presentation to Nature Day Campers at the Chippewa Nature Center, Barb and Joe Rogers of the Wildlife Rescue Association asked the kids to name their favorite bird. One favorite was the American goldfinch, a small bird that shines like a speck of summer sun. If this were a bird in the … Read more

Environmental groups study wildlife movement at the Arizona border wall | subscriber

Conservation groups have set up cameras at the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge in southern Arizona to study the effects of the boundary wall on wildlife movement, including whether large mammals use open gates during monsoons to cross the border. The Sky Island Alliance and Wildlands Network are expanding their wildlife research into the US-Mexico … Read more

Bipartisan whistleblower bill targets wildlife crime

July 19, 2022 – Wildlife crime threatens the existence of some of the world’s most expensive forests, coral reefs, fish and animals. But the profit motive behind wildlife crime is often unremarkable. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) estimates that the economic costs of illegal timber alone are up to $152 billion annually, … Read more

Lawmakers and advocates look to implement the Wildlife Corridors Act to make New Mexico roads safer | local news

All the components needed to create the perfect car crash have been put in place – more accurately, totally horrific. It was a dark winter’s night, and the two were crossing NM 68 south of Taos, probably to search for food. That’s when Garrett VeneKlasen spotted animals while driving his old Lexus. VenKlasen had enough … Read more