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July 8, 2020

Bear Sightings Increase In NE Texas

Since April, there has been an uptick in black bear sightings in Bowie, Grayson and Titus counties in northeast Texas. The bears are thought to originate from the neighboring states of Oklahoma and Arkansas, or possibly […]
July 2, 2020

Bear Sightings Increase In Texas

Once considered to be extinct in Texas, black bears have steadily recolonized the Big Bend region and other areas of west and southwest Texas since the last decade of the twentieth century. The natural restoration of […]
July 1, 2020

WSF Announces Asian Wild Sheep Plan

The Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) has announced a major advancement in the conservation and management of Central Asia’s wild sheep and goat populations under the Foundation’s Central Asia Conservation Initiative (CACI). The initiative includes the signing […]
June 30, 2020

Ducks In Key Area Up 18 Percent

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s spring survey indicates a breeding population of 4 million ducks — an 18 percent increase over 2019 and 64 percent above the long-term average. The population estimate is the […]
June 3, 2020

Stop Defending Human Killing Animals

I AM A HUMAN THAT LOVES ANIMALS.  Besides being a lifelong hunter and angler, I have always had companion and guard dogs. My wife Lisa and I run a small zoological facility with more than 50 […]
May 28, 2020

Endangered Falcons Born

On May 16, researchers banded two females and one male 26-day-old northern aplomado falcon chicks at Mustang Island State Park. This banding is part of ongoing restoration efforts by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the nonprofit […]
May 21, 2020

Wildland Firefighters Working Hard

Wildland Firefighters Wildland firefighters and biologists use fire as a useful tool – both for restoring native habitat and for protecting lands and infrastructure from the danger of even stronger, hotter fires. Every year, staff strategically […]
May 21, 2020

Feds Address Warden Slaughter

Warden Slaughter The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service joins the global conservation community in mourning the 17 lives lost in the recent tragic attack on community members, park rangers, and staff of the Virunga National Park. Virunga’s devoted […]
May 21, 2020

No Room For Ferrets In Texas?

Ferrets In Texas? The black-footed ferret is one of the most endangered mammals on the planet. These ferrets have a fascinating history that deserves closer study. Thought extinct in the mid-1980s, a surprise finding of a handful […]
May 20, 2020

Red And Yellow Kill A Fellow!

Hey man, red and yellow means friendly fellow.” Those words would have been laughable if they were not coming from a young teenage boy who was dangling a 2.5 foot long Texas coral snake over his hand. Wrapped […]