TAG: National parks

Wolves Under Fire

Wolves Under Fire

Wolf hunts in Wyoming have been sanctioned this last autumn for the first time in decades. After facing near extinction, wolves were reintroduced into the North America’s Rockies in the mid 1990’s. Since then, the population has been resilient, but fluctuations remain. There has already been a 60 percent population loss since 2007. This is illustrated throughout Yellowstone where the wolf population was reduced from 171 in December 2007 to just 80 in December 2012. This is in part due to human-induced mortality both within and outside of the park. Things seemed stable from 2009 to 2011, however, 2012 has brought… read more

Proud and Protected

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Whether home or abroad, it is helpful to visit protected sites as interest and revenue keep them alive. Conservation sites are not there to bar wildlife from everyone around it. They keep the wilderness in the area healthy so species within the site can thrive. In most cases this means protecting species from human threats, including hunters and industrial progression. Those with genuine curiosity and non-threatening intentions shouldn’t feel put off. Not only can you visit these breathtakingly unspoilt areas, there are times when you are encouraged to. Visiting conservation sites benefits them and you. In addition to the knowledge you gain, your visit helps keep the site… read more