Posts Categorized: Alaska

Beluga whale, ©NOAA

Court Takes a Stand for Marine Mammals »

In a recent court decision, a federal judge upheld the National Marine Fisheries Service’s decision to deny a permit to import 18 wild-caught beluga whales into the U.S. for display at the Georgia Aquarium, setting a meaningful precedent for marine mammal protection.

caribou in Denali, © Lawrence Metz

The Fantastic Fall Migration »

It’s fall in Alaska, and that means that a spectacular migration is in full swing. Each year, North American caribou undertake an epic journey from their breeding range to wintering grounds – one of the biggest large-mammal land migrations on Earth. But a changing climate and the threat of development could make this annual migration a challenge.

Florida panther, ©Connie Bransilver/USFWS

Wildlife Weekly Wrap-Up »

Construction of Major Dam on Yellowstone River Temporarily Halted; Victory in Alaska; Welcome to the World, New Orca Calf; We’re Expanding in the Southeast; A New Focus on Florida Panthers