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One Bear’s Bad, Last Human Encounter

One Bear’s Bad, Last Human Encounter

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 9, 2015 17

Almost a year ago, in July 2014, Washington state experienced the worst string of wildfires ever in its history. The first fire began on July 8 near the Entiat River. Then, on July 14,

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Wildlife Photo of the Week: Queen of Ranthambore

Wildlife Photo of the Week: Queen of Ranthambore

Kendal Bower May 29, 2015 0

Every Friday we choose our favorite photo of the week from our new Wildlife Photo of the Day website. This week we chose this majestic tiger in Ranthambore National Park, India. Photographer Ranjan Ramchandani says this

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Declining Wildebeests: Why Conserve Nonthreatened Species?

Declining Wildebeests: Why Conserve Nonthreatened Species?

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 19, 2015 0

The classical elemental forces of nature are air, earth, fire and water. But there are other great environmental powers that have a beating heart, such as when millions of wild animals come together as

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National Parks Poster Project: Q & A with Artist Rob Decker

National Parks Poster Project: Q & A with Artist Rob Decker

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 28, 2014 13

A photographer and graphic artist living in Nederland, Colorado, Rob Decker is currently working on creating WPA-style posters for all fifty-nine of our national parks. He hopes to have them completed by the National

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Counting Wild Tigers by 2016: Will It Help Save Them?

Counting Wild Tigers by 2016: Will It Help Save Them?

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 14, 2014 11

On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 13 countries that have wild tiger populations agreed to take part in a global census of the endangered big cats. The hope is that this count will then lead to

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Grizzly Bear Travels: A Photo Essay

Grizzly Bear Travels: A Photo Essay

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 11, 2014 21

Being close enough to view a grizzly bear in the wild inspires feelings of awe and nostalgia: wonder at their size and power, and a longing for an America that once was—when the land

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50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act: the Meaning of Wilderness by 10 American Authors

50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act: the Meaning of Wilderness by 10 American Authors

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 2, 2014 5

Tomorrow, September 3, 2014, will mark the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. In 1964, the bill that created the act passed the Senate by a vote of 73–12 and the House by 373–1. It’s

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Places of Peace: Video of Veterans in the Wilderness

Places of Peace: Video of Veterans in the Wilderness

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 7, 2014 3

From the moment I read John Muir’s sentiment about going to the mountains—that “thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, overcivilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is

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