Wildlife Conservation Day — Travels Through My Lens

Today, December 4, 2020 is Wildlife Conservation Day. A day set aside to bring awareness to illegal poaching and the cruelty inflicted on animals and endangered species. In honor of this day, I am sharing some photos of animals that I have taken over the years. Most professional wildlife photographers use burst mode to capture […]…

Another Victory for the Tongass — Wickersham’s Conscience

Back in March, U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason rejected an attempt by the U.S. Forest Service to open up Prince of Wales Island and some of the smaller surrounding islands to clearcutting of the remaining old growth forest there. In her decision, Judge Gleason left open the issue of the scope of the remedy, and […]…

Want to Stop the Next Pandemic? Start Protecting Wildlife Habitats — TIME

(Bloomberg) — There are four critical facets of pandemic prevention, according to Lee Hannah, senior scientist at Conservation International. Three of them make immediate sense against the backdrop of our current emergency: stockpile masks and respirators; have testing infrastructure ready; and ban the global wildlife trade, including the open animal markets where COVID-19 may have… via…

Badger cull to end — Wildonline.blog

Badger cull – the end game The government has announced that Badger culling will be phased out and replaced with a cattle vaccine and plans more vaccination of badgers in the fight against TB read the full story here Want to her to know more about badgers Meet the Model – Brian the Badger via Badger…

Success Stories: National Geographic — nature has no boss

More good news stories for 2019 this time from National Geographic in an article titled “Wildlife wins: 7 good-news stories from 2019“. The article begins with an all to often heard hours of “Optimism can be in short supply when it comes to wildlife and conservation. Going on describe several events that are disconcerting to […]…

Is Trophy Hunting Necessary for Conservation? — The Jaguar

Here is a fascinating story that appeared in The Revelator last week. It was written by Melissa Gaskill, and it covers a fierce debate within the scientific community about the importance of trophy hunting. via Is Trophy Hunting Necessary for Conservation? — The Jaguar