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Sportsmen: Better planning means better balance – National Wildlife Federation


Sportsmen are urging the Bureau of Land Management to chart a more effective and efficient course for the future of land use planning as the agency holds a series of meetings as part of the revision of its current planning process.In the coming days, two public listening sessions will be convened by the BLM on its initiative dubbed “Planning 2.0,” a way to “improve our land use planning process so that we can more effectively plan across landscapes at multiple scales and be more responsive to environmental and social change,” according to the agency. The meetings will take place in Denver on Oct. 1 and in Sacramento, California, on Oct. 7.

via Sportsmen: Better planning means better balance – National Wildlife Federation.

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New Report: Summer Pests like Ticks, Mosquitoes & Toxic Algae Worsened by Climate Change – National Wildlife Federation


Toxic algae outbreaks like the one that poisoned drinking water in Lake Erie are just one of many summer threats being worsened by manmade climate change, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation. Ticked Off: America’s Outdoor Experience and Climate Change explains how deer ticks, tiger mosquitoes and fire ants are getting a boost from warmer temperatures and milder winters – and in the case of poison ivy, from carbon pollution itself.

via New Report: Summer Pests like Ticks, Mosquitoes & Toxic Algae Worsened by Climate Change – National Wildlife Federation.

Get close to mule deer, Nov. 1


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Green River–November is the perfect time for wildlife watchers and photographers to get close to mule deer without spooking them. Instead of worrying about humans, mule deer bucks spend their energy breeding or fighting other males.

The start of November is a great time to see mule deer. Their breeding season starts then, and the deer are less wary.
The start of November is a great time to see mule deer. Their breeding season starts then, and the deer are less wary. Photo by Brent Stettler

The start of November is a great time to see mule deer. Their breeding season starts then, and the deer are less wary.

Photo by Brent Stettler

To take advantage of this time of year, Division of Wildlife Resources personnel will host a free Mule Deer Watch on Nov. 1 at the Nash Wash Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in southeastern Utah.

Because deer hunting is restricted in the Book Cliffs (just north of Nash Wash), the WMA is one of the best places to see deer, especially bucks. Viewers can watch deer from their vehicles as they drive along the WMA’s network of maintained roads.

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Sea Shepherd :: Namibia Trots Out Old and Useless Tricks to Defend the Seal Slaughter


April 13, 2012Namibia Trots Out Old and Useless Tricks to Defend the Seal Slaughter Commentary by Captain Paul Watson, Oswald Theart pretends to love a seal. It is an old Wise Use tactic from the Reagan era to create organizations that sound like they are for conservation but, in fact, represent just the opposite. For example back then we had Friends of the Sea Lions and Friends of the Dolphins, both groups created and funded by the tuna industry that in reality supported the killing of sea lions and dolphins.

via Sea Shepherd :: Namibia Trots Out Old and Useless Tricks to Defend the Seal Slaughter.

Operation Infinite Patience: April 4, 2012 – Sea Shepherd


Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Operation Infinite Patience: April 4, 2012

Taiji, it’s not goodbye…until the slaughter ends.

Harpooned dolphinAs our last week in Taiji came to an end and Operation Infinite Patience 2011-2012 came to a close, four Cove Guardians were met with the return of Campaign Coordinator Scott West and his daughter Elora West.

via Operation Infinite Patience: April 4, 2012 – Sea Shepherd.

3,000 Dolphins Found Dead on the Coast of Peru : TreeHugger


3,000 Dolphins Found Dead on the Coast of Peru.

Along just one stretch of coastline in Peru, more than 3,000 dead dolphins have washed ashore in just the last 3 months, and the disturbing trend may only be escalating. With the latest discovery of 481 lifeless dolphins there in recent days, residents have begun to demand an explanation for the mysterious mass deaths — and as far as enlisted experts can tell, offshore oil exploration in the region is the most likely culprit.

 

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Sea Shepherd :: Scapegoating + Bad Math = Devastation for Federally Protected Sea Lions at the Bonneville Dam


April 2, 2012

Scapegoating + Bad Math = Devastation for Federally Protected Sea Lions at the Bonneville Dam

Article by guest columnist and activist Sandy McElhaney

File photoThe concept of scapegoating has been around since the times of the Ancient Greeks. They used the term “pharmakos” to describe a person (often a beggar or criminal) who was cast out of the community following a natural disaster. In some accounts, the pharmakos was stoned or beaten. In others, he was executed and the ashes were spread to the ocean.

via Sea Shepherd :: Scapegoating + Bad Math = Devastation for Federally Protected Sea Lions at the Bonneville Dam.