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WCS at 120: Then and Now, Conservation Action Takes a Movement

John F. Calvelli | Posted 05.02.2015 | Green
John F. Calvelli

To pursue legislative action to restrict ivory sales in the United States, the 96 Elephants campaign has followed Hornaday's tested movement strategy: building coalitions with public and private partners, raising public awareness, and working with government leaders.

WCS at 120: Celebrating a 12-Decade Commitment to Protecting Wild Places

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 04.27.2015 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

It is perhaps fitting that the 120th anniversary of WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) this week coincides with the establishment of three new marine parks in Madagascar. Since its founding 12 decades ago, WCS has dedicated itself to the protection of wildlife and wild places.

Escaped Buffalo Herd Shot Dead In New York

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.25.2015 | Weird News

A herd of 15 escaped bison was shot dead Friday after hours on the run in upstate New York. The herd, which escaped Thursday night from a farm in R...

North America's Largest Land Mammal Will Soon Return To Alaska's Wilderness

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 03.20.2015 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wildlife officials are preparing to release North America's largest land mammal into its native U.S. habitat for the...

The Art of Slow Moving: A Journey Through America's Grasslands on Horseback

Robin Walter | Posted 03.06.2015 | Green
Robin Walter

July 26, 2014 About two weeks have passed since four horses, a white mule named Pearl, Winnie the dog, Sebastian Tsocanos and I were dropped off in...

Talking Grasslands With Ted Turner

Mark Tercek | Posted 04.05.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

Ted Turner is one of my personal heroes, going back to his 1977 win of the America's Cup in Newport, Rhode Island, at the helm of the boat Courageous. Back then I never would have guessed that I would someday be talking conservation with Ted at his Flying D Ranch in Montana.

A Horseback Account of America's Vanishing Prairie

Robin Walter | Posted 03.17.2015 | Green
Robin Walter

I peered through my mule's ears at a copper-coated bison squaring off with me in a remote corner of Northeastern Montana, and shortened my reins. Two weeks into a 3-month expedition to document the changing Great Plains landscape, this was our first bison.

The Gift Is Giving

Paula Gordon | Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Gordon

The only thing "new" in this personal litany is to see it illumined by the emotionally hollow, worldly "new" that I witnessed on a long ago airplane ride. What is not new is how deeply satisfying I find my own treasures.

How To Take A Bite Out Of Bison

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 12.22.2014 | Taste

Bison has always been somewhat of a vague, mythical beast for me. We'd briefly pass over the animal and its "almost extinction" in history class and s...

Saving the Last Wild Bison

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 01.12.2015 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

This week, 139 healthy, genetically pure, wild bison will reclaim a small part of their historic home on the Great Plains when they arrive at the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Northeast Montana on Nov. 13.

Men and Women: Their Changing Roles

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 12.21.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

Recent years show the line between male and female roles is becoming blurred. Men are taking a more active part in homemaking and child rearing, and women are thriving in the business world.

Wyoming: Where the Deer and the Antelope Play

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 11.22.2014 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

Jackson Hole is celebrating its centennial. Visitors have been drawn here since the late nineteenth century as dude ranches flourished and wealthy easterners sought the rustic lifestyle of the west.

Preserving the Legacy of North Dakota's Wild Horses

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 10.12.2014 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

To diminish the animal kingdom is to diminish ourselves. This is the realm of philosophers, poets, healers and shamans. It is not necessarily incompatible with humane and thoughtful management.

Extreme Weather Producing Anthrax

Thomas M. Kostigen | Posted 10.07.2014 | Green
Thomas M. Kostigen

The extreme weather the Midwest and Plain states have experienced so far this year has brought about another severe consequence: anthrax.

Bullish for Bison

Neil Zevnik | Posted 06.23.2014 | Taste
Neil Zevnik

Only a few years ago, you were lucky if you could find a small frozen package of ground "buffalo" tucked away in an obscure corner of a market's freezer section. Nowadays bison can be an integral part of a healthy diet.

Who Is Killing Yellowstone's Bison?

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2014 | Green

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho, March 18 (Reuters) - Three bison were shot and killed inside Yellowstone National Park, where huntin...

Metanoia, Ted Turner, and Eco-Capitalism

Brooke Williams | Posted 04.01.2014 | Books
Brooke Williams

Metanoia. The word can mean a "profound, usually spiritual transformation; or simply a change of mind. All of which made sense to me while reading Last Stand, Ted Turner's Quest to Save a Troubled Planet.

Beyond Yellowstone: When Conservationists Play Offense

Zachary Podmore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Zachary Podmore

When conservation plays offense, what's at stake is not so much some future loss, but a linked and living landscape that's out there right now, a landscape where it is still possible to see five bears pass by a campfire in a single night.

WATCH: Be Very, Very Quiet Around A Bison

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 09.09.2013 | Green

Should you encounter a large bison while strolling the paths of Yellowstone National Park, do keep in mind Elmer Fudd's timeless advice and "be vewy, ...

PHOTO: This Bison Really, Really Loves Carrots

Posted 08.05.2013 | Green

Who knew bison loved carrots so much? Emily Patrick found out that they indeed do adore the vegetable in a hilarious photo of pure culinary joy. ...

The Most Iconic Animals in America's National Parks

The Active Times | Posted 06.15.2013 | Travel
The Active Times

From great bison herds, howling wolf packs, ancient alligators, regal bighorn sheep, loping moose and elusive wolverines, the animals in North America's national parks are impressive to say the least.

Man Escapes Unharmed From Attack By 1,500 Pound Bison

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.29.2013 | Green

A man who was rammed into a fence by a provoked bison in Utah's Antelope Island State Park over the weekend survived the ordeal without so much as a s...

Alaska Scientists Discover Remains of 40,000-Year-Old Extinct Bison

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.30.2013 | Science
Alaska Dispatch News

As she scraped cold dirt from the remains of an extinct bison, Pam Groves wrinkled her nose at a rotten-egg smell wafting from gristle that still clun...

Wood Bison Will Return To Alaska's Wild

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2013 | Green

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Jan 17 (Reuters) - North America's largest living land mammals could roam the Alaska wilderness again by 20...

South Dakota's Bipartisan Bison

Pam Grout | Posted 02.06.2013 | Travel
Pam Grout

Anyone who longs to get up close and personal to nature (besides the bison, Custer State Park has elk, bighorn sheep, mountain lions, mountain goats and pronghorn) should plan a trip here soon.