Posts Categorized: Alaska

whale, © Brian Johns

Playing Ocean Detective »

Since May, there have been 30 reported dead whales washed up on Alaskan shores. NOAA has officially declared an Unusual Mortality Event – the term for when large numbers of dead marine mammals wash ashore and scientists can’t easily identify why.

Polar bears, © Jeannette Howard

What Will It Take To Clean Up the Arctic? »

As sea ice continues to decline, more ships are venturing further into the Arctic Ocean and it seems that an oil spill impacting wildlife is all but inevitable. If it were to happen, we want to make sure the response gives the region’s wildlife the best possible chance to survive and recover.

oceanic whitetip shark, © Jim Abernathy/NGS

Wildlife Weekly Wrap Up »

FedEx – Stop Shipping Shark Fins; Can DNA Help Combat Illegal Parrot Trade?; Help protect the imperiled Archipelago wolf!; California Wolves Are Getting The Warm Welcome They Deserve; Say “No” to Congress’ War on Wildlife

rainforest wolf, © Sam Catron

Win for Alaska Wildlife! »

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has secured a pivotal victory for wildlife, watershed, and forest conservation, striking down the Bush Administration’s illegal attempt to exempt Alaska from the Forest Service’s Roadless Rule. There will be no more roads through the wildlands of the Tongass National Forest.