Despite Opposition, Wyoming Approves Hunt of Grizzlies

On Wednesday, the commission overseeing the Wyoming Game and Fish Department voted 7-0 to go ahead with a hunt of up to 22 grizzly bears this fall outside Yellowstone and Teton National Parks; This, in spite of receiving more than 185,000 public comments opposing the hunt after it was proposed in March.

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Scientists Strategize to Help Protect Whooping Cranes

Critically endangered whooping cranes annually traverse a 2,485-mile corridor between Texas, where they winter, and their nesting grounds in Canada. But the habitat they rely on as they migrate is being lost at an alarming rate to agriculture and development, and the birds’ widely scattered movements make it difficult for conservationists to identify key areas for protection.

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