Mike Noel asks constitutional council to investigate group calling for national monument in Utah

Mike Noel asks constitutional council to investigate group calling for national monument in Utah By BRIAN MAFFLY | The Salt Lake Tribune, First Published Apr 27 2016 06:00PM Making good on his recent threat to investigate Bears Ears supporters, Utah lawmaker Mike Noel on Wednesday persuaded colleagues on the state Constitutional Defense Council to ask Attorney…

The war on elephants

The war on elephants How the very existence of Africa’s elephants is threatened by poachers, traffickers and Asia’s appetite for ivory By Alastair Leithead, BBC News Magazine, April 28, 2016 Every year in Africa between 30,000 and 40,000 elephants are poached for their ivory, and it’s thought there are only 400,000 left. Even accounting for…

Yukon North Slope Wildlife Conservation and Management Planning Webinar

Webinar – Yukon North Slope Wildlife Conservation and Management Planning Developing a Baseline Ecological and Cultural Conservation Assessment and Decision-Support Tool Kim Heinemeyer (Lead Conservation Scientist, Round River Conservation Studies) and Lindsay Staples [Chair, Wildlife Management Advisory Council (North Slope)] Wednesday April 13, 2016, 2-3pm MDT The Yukon North Slope (YNS), Canada, is one of…

Judge says climate change threatens wolverines

APNewsBreak: Judge says climate change threatens wolverines BY MATTHEW BROWN, ASSOCIATED PRESS Apr 4, 5:45 PM EDT BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Obama administration brushed over the threat that climate change poses to the snow-loving wolverine when it denied protections for the elusive predator also known as the “mountain devil,” a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District…

Obama designates new national monuments in the California desert

Mojave Trails National Monument, credit: In Photos: President Obama Designates 3 National Monuments in California; February 17, 2016 White House Office of Digital Strategy, by Tanya Somanader, Clay Dumas.   Obama designates new national monuments in the California desert By Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post, February 12, 2016 President Obama has set aside more of America’s lands and…