U.S. Committee hearing discusses grizzly bear and wolf delisting. Legislation to remove grizzly bears and wolves from the Endangered Species Act was recently debated in the House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries. Supporters say both species have fully recovered and are expanding into unsuitable habitat where human-wildlife conflicts are occurring. However, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the bills would undermine the integrity of the Endangered Species Act.
The world’s largest rhino farm is for sale, but will anyone buy it? Without legal international markets for rhino horn, ranch owner John Hume is no longer able to finance security. The uncertainty of his 2,000 white rhinos’ future questions the current trade ban policy and emphasizes need for additional conservation funding for anti-poaching and rewilding. Read the story by National Geographic.
Bear kills jogger in northern Italy. Although there have been several people mauled in the Trentino region since bears were reintroduced there from 1996 to 2004, this fatal attack was a tragic first. Local authorities warn people to stay away from areas where females are raising cubs. (image: Valerio Mei/Alamy)
India’s tigers are bouncing back, but at what cost? India’s tiger population has nearly doubled in the last decade to 3,167, 200 more than the last survey in 2018. The country’s challenge now is to manage increasing human-tiger and tiger-livestock conflicts. (image: Satyajeet Singh Rathore/Associated Press)
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