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Collateral Damage in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: Unintended Consequences of an Elk Feeding Program

It was the mid-1990s, and my boyfriend and I were in the midst of a cross-country drive on our way back to college.  We stopped for a spell in the picturesque community of Kelly, Wyoming, our jumping-off point for a short backpacking trip in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.  I was excited—it was my first time…

World Heritage — Saving Nature As Well As Culture

By Susan Lieberman

What do the Taj Mahal, Yellowstone National Park, the Great Wall of China, and Virunga National Park have in common? They are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites, protected by an international convention recognizing that they and another thousand special places around the world are the common heritage of humanity and deserve the highest level of protection.

A Fortress For Cougar Kittens

We suspected F47, an adult female mountain lion followed by Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project, was pregnant in Spring of 2013; during the winter, we had caught her on camera consorting with M85, the resident male that overlapped her territory (see Rare Video Footage Shows the Dynamics of Cougar Courtship). In late Spring, F47 began to…

Absaroka-Beartooth Front: Yellowstone’s wild front porch

Dave Showalter, Fellow at the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) photographs Absaroka-Beartooth Front wildlife, including the great bear, the preeminent symbol of Yellowstone’s wildness and a remarkable conservation success story. Its numbers in Greater Yellowstone have risen from fewer than 200 in the early 1980s to more than 740 today. With grizzlies appearing in places they haven’t been seen in generations, the emphasis on protections is shifting, to ensuring that wild places like the Francs Peak –Wood River region remain a safe haven where conflicts with humans are rare. Text By Jeff Welsch.

April 6, 2014: Riding Horses Across Continents, Swimming in the Arctic Ocean and More

Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. Please check listings near you to find the best way to listen to National Geographic Weekend on radio, or listen below! Hour 1 – Filipe Masetti left Calgary, Alberta on horseback nearly two…

Carbon Markets Show Glimmers of Recovery in 2014

A year after the launch of its cap-and-trade program, California formally linked its emissions trading scheme with Quebec’s—enabling carbon allowances and offset credits to be exchanged between participants in the two jurisdictions. The linkage, which marks the first agreement in North America that allows for the trading of greenhouse gas emissions across borders, is designed to escalate…

October 6, 2013: Throwing Axes Like a Lumberjack, Wolves Feeding Grizzlies, and More

This week on National Geographic Weekend, we row through a quickly thawing Northwest Passage, then we throw axes with a champion lumberjack, and finally, we snap pictures with National Geographic’s head of photography.

Geography in the News: Grizzlies’ Territory

By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM and Maps.com THE GRIZZLIES’ TERRITORY IS CONTRACTING At the end of July, 2010, a female grizzly bear with her three cubs in tow attacked three different tents near Yellowstone National Park in Montana. The middle-of-the-night maulings, the most brazen attacks in the area since…

Path of the Pronghorn Leading To New Passages – Part 2

WCS Scientists blog from the field in a 2-part series that looks at pronghorn encountering difficult highway crossing points during their fall migration. The animals get a glimpse of the construction of underpasses and overpasses meant to keep wildlife and motorists off a collision course.

Path of the Pronghorn Leading To New Passages

WCS Scientists blog from the field in a 2-part series that looks at pronghorn encountering difficult highway crossing points during their fall migration. The animals get a glimpse of the construction of underpasses and overpasses meant to keep wildlife and motorists off a collision course.

Thunderstruck by the Absaroka-Beartooth Front

“I’m thunderstruck by the beauty, immense scale, diversity, and wildness of the Absaroka landscape. I’m sure that I belted out “Wow” many times each day while traveling from rolling sagebrush to alpine tundra below tilted granite peaks.”

Warming is Killing Yellowstone’s Amphibians, Researchers Find

Disappearing ponds, lakes, and wetlands in Yellowstone National Park have caused a catastrophic decrease in the world’s oldest nature reserve’s frog and salamander populations, Stanford University researchers say. Colombia spotted frog (Rana luteiventris), in Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Lauren Palumbi. “Precipitous declines of purportedly unthreatened amphibians … indicate that the ecological effects of global…