Endangered Species in Alaska

(This article, written by AFW’s Susan Hansen, will appear in the Sierra Borealis Newsletter) The purpose of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is to conserve threatened and endangered species and their ecosystems. A species is

U.S. House Passes Legislation to Protect ANWR

On September 12, the US House of Representatives passed the Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act, which would halt the Trump administrations attempts to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Introduced by

France Approves Bird Trapping

The French government has just approved the legal trapping and hunting of more than 150,000 wild birds in France this season. These birds will be able to be hunted in a variety of methods, many

Wheatears Well on Their Way to Visit Zebras

Northern wheatears, robin-sized songbirds, have just finished a summer alongside the musk oxen of northern Alaska and are now well on their way to visit their winter neighbors, the zebra.  Taking off around midnight in

“Deep Into Yellowstone” by Rick Lamplugh

Looking for a new book? Check out “Deep into Yellowstone: A Year’s Immersion in Grandeur and Controversy” by Rick Lamplugh.   Follow Rick as he spends a year meandering through Yellowstone, digging deep into wildlife

Alaska Wildlife Hero: Rick Steiner

The Alaska Wildlife Hero this week is Rick Steiner,  who is also recognized by The Guardian as an internationally renowned marine biologist. “Your insights, tenaciousness, professionalism and communication skills are changing the course of Alaska’s

Endangered Species Act Rollbacks

The Endangered Species Act is one of the most effective environmental laws ever enacted. 99% of species protected under the Endangered Species Act have not gone extinct in the forty years that the Act has

The Reality of Wolf Closures in Alaska

An often heard complaint against closures to the killing of wolves by those who dislike the idea of national park lands in Alaska goes something like this: “Isn’t 6 million acres enough?”   This comment