Montana judge to rule on first grizzly bear hunt in 40 years

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This week a U.S. judge will hear the arguments case presented by Native American tribes and animal activists for the protection of recently demoted Yellowstone area grizzlies from the endangered list. The removal of the grizzlies’ protection status has caused states such as Montana, Idaho and Wyoming to launch trophy hunting expeditions in and around Yellowstone park for the first time in over 40 years. All in all 700 american bears are at risk of staring down the barrel since their elimination from… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Jane Goodall and conservationists move to obtain bear hunting licences in Wyoming

Up to 22 of Yellowstone’s grizzly bears are in danger as Wyoming opens up its first bear hunt since the Endangered Species Act of 1975. Wildlife conservationists working alongside famed animal rights champion and educator Jane Goodall raised over $28,000 online for their campaign “Shoot’em with a Camera, Not a Gun” which has infiltrated the list of approximately 7,000 lottery members applying for a hunting licence in the state of Wyoming.

The state’s game and fish department, who unanimously voted… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Video of starving polar bear rips your heart out of your chest

To more vividly portray the plight of the polar bear, conservationist Paul Nicklen recorded photos and videos of polar bears struggling to survive in a warming Arctic. With now-viral footage that Nicklen describes as so wrenching that “it rips your heart out of your chest,” Nicklen hopes to motivate action to save the bears and their polar climate. If that fails, he hopes to at least document this tragic ecological period. ”When scientists say bears are going extinct, I want people to realize what… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building