Deadly grizzly bear attack renews management debate. Calls to remove grizzly bears from the U.S. Endangered Species Act are increasing after a woman was recently killed outside Yellowstone National Park. Ten people have been killed since 2010, although millions visit the park and its surrounding areas each year.
Hippos may be declining in Uganda due to poaching for their ivory teeth and the bushmeat trade. Experts say as many as 60% of hippos in Murchison Falls National Park have been poached during the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the Uganda Wildlife Authority is waiting for results from a recent population survey to confirm. Read more at National Geographic.
European Commission President promises new action on wolf management. Ursula von der Leyen said she would support allowing more wolf harvest after her personal pet pony was killed by a wolf in Germany.
Indonesia’s rhinos headed closer to extinction. The Sumatran and Javan rhinos are perhaps the two most endangered large mammals, as population estimates get lower and conservation programs fail. Experts say that the species’ worsening conditions are in part due to government inaction. Learn more in this in-depth report and videos by Mongabay.
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