Belmont County Wildlife Rehabilitation Center opens | News, sports, jobs

Photo provided – This squirrel was rehabilitated and later returned to the wild by Veronia Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Bethesda. PITSDA – Now that spring is here, we’ll start seeing more and more wildlife all around us. Belmont County’s newest – and only – wildlife rehabilitation organization is urging people to do what they can … Read more

Celebrating the power of wildlife photography

In honor of National Photography Month, we interview Alex Goetz, Justin Grob, filmmakers, wildlife photographers, and founders. Play Wild MediaWildlife Conservation, a film production company. Running Wild Media has partnered with Defenders to visually support our mission to protect America’s wildlife and wild places. picture Play Wild Media When did your interest in photography first … Read more

Wildlife trafficking thrives on Facebook despite pledge to fight illegal trade | endangered species

Facebook remains a thriving market for online wildlife trafficking despite the tech giant’s pledge to help combat the illegal trade, according to a new investigation. Tiger cubs, leopards, lions, African gray parrots and the world’s smallest monkey, the pygmy monkey, were among the critically endangered animals investigated by researchers from the global campaign group Avaaz … Read more

WWF report says online wildlife trade is on the rise in Myanmar | science news

Written by Eileen Kortenbach, Business Writer at AP Bangkok (AFP) – Illegal online purchases of wildlife are increasing in Myanmar, threatening public health and endangered species, a report by the World Wildlife Fund shows. The report released on Friday found that enforcement of the ban on such transactions has weakened amid political turmoil after the … Read more

Restoring America’s Wildlife Act will save $1.4 billion annually

The Restoration of America’s Wildlife Act came close to passing last week when it was approved by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. The legislation, which its supporters have described as a “game-changing” for America’s fish and wildlife, can now be voted on by both the House and Senate. The accompanying version of … Read more

Hillsborough County – The wonderful wildlife of Hillsborough County

World Wildlife Day is the perfect time to take a closer look at the home-grown residents of Hillsborough County Conservation Parks, nature reserves, and even your own backyard. Here are 10 mammals, reptiles, birds, and fish you may encounter in the untamed areas of the province: crocodile These large reptiles are found throughout Florida in … Read more

Wildlife biologists prioritize monitoring wild animals for SARS-CoV-2 | smart news

Among the deer tested in Iowa between September 2020 and January 2021, a third of all white-tailed deer were infected with SARS-coV-2. Joseph A. Macker via Wikimedia Commons under CC BY SA 3.0 In the forests of northern Minnesota, researchers infiltrate the dens of hibernating black bears, hunt deer in nets, and hunt coyotes and … Read more

Christopher Herrick: Wildlife conservation requires respect for differences

This comment was written by Christopher Herrick, commissioner for the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife. When Vermonters balance our passion for wildlife with a commitment to mutual respect, our state sees results. The first half of this legislative cycle is an example of what this approach can achieve. After years of regulatory and legislative … Read more

Possessing small wildlife is not a good idea | News

Spring in Oklahoma is the time when people usually encounter newborn and young wild animals. Rabbits, squirrels, deer, and newborn birds easily attract most people’s senses of care and compassion. But the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation reminds all Oklahoma residents that the best thing to do if you come across a small wildlife is … Read more