Modern-day hunting practices are affecting the behavior and evolution of various wildlife species.
Yellowstone’s grizzly bear population has bounced back since the mid-1970s, but environmentalists think the iconic predator still needs federal protection…
Are Polar Bears Faring Better Given Endangered Species Protection? Population Numbers Remain Constant, But More Melting Could Spell Trouble
Dear EarthTalk: How have polar bear populations in the Arctic been faring since the U.S. put them on its endangered species list in 2008, and what efforts are underway to protect them? —Melissa Underhill, Bangor, MER Biologists estimate that as many as 25,000 polar bears […]
Dear EarthTalk: What is being done to safeguard grizzly bears now? I heard that their numbers are dwindling and they could vanish from the Lower 48 if we don’t protect them. —Jim Meth, Akron, OH Before European colonization of North America, upwards of 50,000 grizzly bears—also known as brown bears—roamed free across what is now […]
Biologists and environmentalists agree that the best way to deal with problem bears is to prevent human-bear encounters in the first place.
The Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge, only 10 miles from the fishing village of Homer, Alaska, was world’s away from the rat race I was leaving behind….