Mountain Lion, Bobcat, and Bear Hunting Challenged in AZ

mane Society, Center for Biological Diversity, and the Mountain Lion Foundation have a new target for the New Year: the complete elimination of the hunting of mountain lions, bears, and bobcats in Arizona. This plan coincides with the release of the proposed 5-year hunting management guidelines by the Arizona Fish and Game Department. 

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Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon See Record High Returns

In a year when salmon and steelhead returns were seeing historic lows across the Pacific Basin, Bristol Bay, Alaska noted record-high sockeye salmon returns at over 66 million fish, shattering the 2018 record of nearly 63 million. Bristol Bay salmon returns have been studied since the 1940s, and this year was only the third time a sockeye return has broken 60 million fish. Conversely, Alaska’s Yukon River saw some of the lowest Chinook and chum salmon returns on record.

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Northern Long-eared Bats Survive White-nose Syndrome in Man-made Habitats

of the muzzle, ears, and wings of hibernating bat species across 35 states and seven Canadian provinces at present1. The fungus thrives in cold, damp conditions, perfectly suited for winter cave hibernacula. As it grows, the fungus causes changes in hibernating bats that make them become more active than usual and burn fat they need to survive the winter2.

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Feral Pigs Release Same Amount of CO2 as 1 Million Cars

We talk about invasive species at just about every opportunity we get. These animals are classified as invasive because they are usually non-native, and cause damage to native flora and fauna in some manner. Most of these animals can also be excellent food sources that can help fill your belly while protecting the environment and the local wildlife.

We have plenty of recipes that show how to eat invasive species but never really have gone in-depth into their detriment to our environment, so when I ran across a study that was published this week, I had to share it.

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