Friday, January 17, 2014

Friday Roundup: This Week's Wildlife Links (January 17th, 2014)

There has been a lot of wolf talk recently, and not just on this blog:

California prepares for the return of the wolf.

Debate continues over whether Maine is wolf habitat.

While California and Maine discuss, wolves have been creeping back into Missouri.

Over in Europe, wolves are doing fairly well, "After an absence of 70 years, the wolf is back in the Guadarrama hills and breeding just 40 miles from Madrid."

In other news:

When people think they see penguins in Hawaii, what common bird are they actually looking at?

Lions are nearly extinct in western Africa.

A symbol of the range returns home: restoring Bighorn Sheep in Utah.

There has been a lot of news recently about a permit to hunt Black Rhinos being sold. Can trophy hunting really help conservation?

The fight to save the Hellbender.

How studying ocean currents may help eel conservation.

Bolivian Blue Macaw refuge doubles in size.

A long read about the recent death of a Costa Rican sea turtle advocate.

Narwhal smuggling ring busted.

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