Park Week Features: Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park.. where mountains, ice and ocean meet. This national park covers over 1,000 square miles of the Kenai Peninsula in south-central Alaska, and contains the Harding Icefield, from which over 40 glaciers flow! The park gets its name from the numerous fjords these glaciers form as they flow from icefield to sea. Though the park is over …

Park Week Features: Katmai National Park

We’re midway through National Park Week, and today we are celebrating Katmai National Park! Located in southern Alaska, this park is famous for the highly volcanic Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes and, of course, it’s sockeye salmon and the brown bears who feed on them.   Katmai is home to the world’s largest protected brown bear population; an estimated 2,200 …

Park Week Features: Denali National Park

Today for National Park Week we are highlighting Denali National Park! Home not only to North America’s tallest mountain, Denali also miles of tundra, boreal forest, glaciers, and yes, a whole lot of wildlife.   While over 39 species of mammals are in the park, the “Big Five” take the spotlight: moose, caribou, dall sheep, grizzly bears, and wolves. Many …

Park Week Features: Gates of the Arctic

Happy National Park Week! To celebrate, AFW will be highlighting an Alaskan national park every day this week, starting with the northernmost national park in the United States.. Gates of the Arctic!   Located entirely above the Arctic Circle, Gates NP is home to six national wild rivers, as well as a large portion of the Brooks Range. The park …

Rewilding Podcast with Kirk Robinson

Check out this amazing Rewilding Podcast episode with Kirk Robinson, the founder and executive director of the Western Wildlife Conservancy.   Kirk talks about resourcism vs. ecosystem resilience, who really pays the most for conservation programs on state lands, and the extreme bias of wildlife boards towards hunting. Check out the podcast episode HERE!

Alberta’s Been Poisoning its Wolves

Alberta, Canada has been poisoning its wolves since 2005 as part of their “caribou recovery strategy”. The International Fund for Animal Wildlife recently supported a study on the public acceptability of predator control in Alberta, and found that only 4% of people accept the use of strychnine poison to kill wolves. There was little evidence of a “rural / urban …

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 to cancer at age 25. Her death comes just six months after the death of the country’s only male rhino. A few years ago, wildlife officials …