Seeing polar bears in the wild has always been on my bucket list. I was lucky enough to fulfill that dream with a number Defenders supporters recently. And what an adventure it was!
Posts Categorized: Alaska
In remote Alaska, we’re testing the next generation of polar bear resistant food storage containers. Keeping polar bears out of human communities keeps both bears and people safe.
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.
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.
More than 109 million acres of protected public lands are officially designated as wilderness areas. Do you know what these lands mean to the wildlife you care about?