From the monthly archives: July 2011

Rich East Asians spur demand for wildlife parts-

Organized Crime Is Wiping out Wildlife, Report Finds. Science Daily.

More enforcement effort is badly needed. Of course, the U.S. appears to be going the opposite direction and quickly.

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It is almost a month and a half late!

Highline Trail, Ptarmigan Tunnel open in snowy Glacier National Park. By Tristan Scott. The Missoulian

 

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Kathie Lynch reports on bounty of summer life among the wolves, bison, elk, bears and vegetation of Yellowstone Park-

Story copyright © Kathie Lynch 2011

There is only one word to describe the beauty of Yellowstone in summer: breathtaking! After winter’s world of eternal white, the colors of early summer’s palate leap at your [...]

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Several articles are relevant-

Oil spill into Montana river raises scrutiny about nation’s pipelines. By Matthew Brown and Garance Burke. Associated Press. It turns out there are many oil pipelines under our rivers, great and small. They are subject [...]

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Photographers don’t like the new rules promoted because of the people watching GB 399, 610 and cubs-

Photographers now have to keep further back- Jackson Hole Daily. By Thomas Dewell.

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Effort by Idaho Republican to cut all new endangered species listings is stripped out of the critical 2012 Interior Budget Bill- Dicks’ amendment to DOI Appropriations bill in the House passes!!

House Appropriations subcommitte chair Mike Simpson of Eastern Idaho figured he had it all lined up to abolish the listing of endangered species by [...]

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H.R.1581

Bruce Babbit, former Secretary of the Interior in the Clinton Administration, claims that the wolf delisting rider was the wake-up call that brought him back into the foray on public land and wildlife issues.  Now he’s taking aim at a piece of legislation that would capitalize on Congress’s slow action and open up greater [...]

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DeChristopher and Noel, a tale of two crimes. Salt Lake Tribune. This is about the difference in the sentence given DeChristopher versus a notorious Utah plunderer of historical antiquities on public lands.

DeChristopher sentence riles protesters. 26 arrested. By Derek P. Jensen. The Salt [...]

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The cougar was accidentally tracked as it made its way from the Black Hills through mid-West and Canada to end up under the wheels of an SUV in Connecticut-

Connecticut Mountain Lion Traveled from South Dakota. The cougar’s 1,100-mile journey is the longest ever recorded. By Michael [...]

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GB399 gives one of her cubs to her daughter, 610?

These famous Grand Teton bears just became more famous with the apparent movement of one of 399′s cubs to that of her grown daughter, 610; who already has two cubs of the year.

Grizzly Sows Apparently Swap A Cub In Grand Teton National [...]

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey