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Absaroka-Beartooth Front: Yellowstone’s wild front porch

This article is brought to you by the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP). Read our other articles on the National Geographic News Watch blog featuring the work of our iLCP Fellow Photographers all around the world. Text By Jeff Welsch Photos by Dave Showalter, Fellow at the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP). High on the rugged…

Stanford: There’s No Money in Dead Bears

April 1st saw the opening of another trophy hunt season in British Columbia, a sport in which armed hunters stalk bears, moose and other selective wild game animals, killing them and retaining their paws and heads as memorial. Long considered morally unsound by scientists and conservationists, researchers are again questioning controversial industry claims that trophy…

Inspired by Late Animal Actor “Bart the Bear” — Vital Ground Protects Grizzly Bear Habitat

Highly acclaimed natural history writer Doug Chadwick first met with Doug Seus, perhaps the world’s preeminent bear trainer, while Chadwick was researching an article for National Geographic Magazine on grizzly bears. Chadwick had seen a photo of Seus riding on the back of “Bart the Bear.” And then he just showed up on Seus’ doorstep…

Vital Ground Protects Grizzly Bear Habitat Throughout Their North American Range

Vital Ground is a Montana-based land trust dedicated to protecting grizzly bear habitat in North America. The organization supports bear conservation ecology studies in 6 ecosystems, which are scattered throughout Alaska, the Lower 48 (Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming) and in Canada. According to the organization’s newly revamped website, the land trust has “helped protect and…

GYRE Expedition, Day 3- Late Afternoon (Monday, June 10)

ODILE’s Magic Desktop Lab – Odile Madden has brought two amazing pieces of equipment from the Smithsonian. One looks like a microscope stand without the microscope. The other looks like a little hand-held vacuum cleaner. Both fit on a desktop, and they’re incredible. The first shoots laser beams and the second generates x-rays. What you…

GYRE Expedition, Day 3 (Monday, June 10)

In late morning we head toward Wonder Bay on Shuyak Island. On the way we run across a huge, nearly blond Brown Bear foraging on the beach. The world’s largest Brown (Grizzly) Bears live in this area and nearby Kodiak. As we approach, it gets concerned enough to amble away, easily hopping over some heavy…

Why Don’t You Call it Scat, Meriwether?

  I have read numerous journals from 19th century explorers, fur trappers, and government officials for my research project with American Prairie Reserve this summer (previous posts here and here). The hope was that these sources would provide anecdotal insights into historic wildlife populations from Montana’s prairie ecosystem. In fact, these sources have been indispensable…

Arctic Alaska’s Conservation Conundrum

In the wake of Alaska’s pre-approval for aerial hunting of grizzly bears, muskoxen expert Dr. Joel Berger looks at the broader conservation issue of how we sustain biological diversity in a given landscape and when – if at all – humans should intervene.

NG Weekend: Tarzan and Jane

This week on National Geographic Weekend radio, host Boyd Matson speaks with guests about Congolese chimps, water awareness, living the green life, a 900-pound grizzly, frog romance, ecosystem restoration, great white sharks, the Jordan river, taking better snapshots, and climbing Kilimanjaro. Hour 1 Boyd welcomes the real-life Tarzan and Jane to the studio. WCS Conservation…

Nat Geo Wild Debuts in U.S. Today

Animals, anyone? Beginning today, millions of U.S. cable viewers have one more option. (Actually, two if you count the high-def version.) The fabulous new Nat Geo Wild channel showcases the work of NG explorers, filmmakers, and scientists, and will focus exclusively on the animal world. The channel launched in Hong Kong in 2006, and has…