Alaskans for Wildlife

Last Sumatran Rhino is Malaysia Dies

The Sumatran rhinoceros is officially extinct in Malaysia after the last remaining animal in the country died this past weekend. The rhino, named Iman, had uterine tumors since her capture in March 2014, and finally succumbed

Leaked Trump Memo on Endangered Species Act

Last month, aTrump administration memo was leaked to the Center for Biological Diversity. In it, the Fish and Wildlife Service directs its staff to limit the information released to the public for decisions regarding species

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

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