Is Sport Hunting on its Way Out in Israel?

Green Prophet

Wild Boars are hunted illegally as well. Wildlife in Israel have always been under threat from economic over-development and hunting, including poaching by migrant farm workers. Local Druze for instance are hunting porcupine to extinction.

Polar Bears on Hunting Quota won't be hunted this year in Russia. Thanks Vladimir Putin

Celsias

Polar bears are classified as endangered but there was still a small quota of 29 bears a year each allowed to be hunted by both the US and Russia to allow for indigenous practice.

Jordan: Two Men Boast About Killing Owl

Green Prophet

Reports did emerge that Gray wolves in Jordan were being hunted, poisoned and ran over as they are considered a huge threat but surely, it’s different for such a clearly harmless creature? Jordan’s Gray Wolves Are Hunted, Poisoned and Run Over.

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Duck Numbers And Duck Stamp Sales No Longer Correlate

10,000 Birds

The number of people who hunt waterfowl in the US has declined since the mid 1990s. Sales of duck stamps have funded the preservation of wetlands and other wildlife habitat, which in turn has supported an increase in waterfowl populations.

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Peregrine Falcons at the National Wildlife Refuges

10,000 Birds

Peregrine Falcon at Delevan National Wildlife Refuge. BBC Nature has a really cool video of the Peregrine hunting a pigeon in a stoop. Obviously, our National Wildlife Refuge System is one of our most cherished environmental treasures.

The World’s Oldest Living Olive Trees Are Lebanese

Green Prophet

“Sisters” or the the Olive trees of Noah, are the 16 oldest olive trees in the world found in the community of Bechealeh, Lebanon. Some 6,000 years old, folklorists say these have Biblical origins.

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Connecting The Ocelot’s Home on the Range

Nature Conservancy - Science

Fish and Wildlife Service has done a remarkable job in working with willing landowners to acquire and protect habitat – the subject of yesterday’s blog. We even see zebras and waterbuck, far from there African home but now living here thanks to the abundant hunting ranches in the area.

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Change Comes to the Eastern Forest: Five-Part Series Begins Today

Nature Conservancy - Science

I’ll be exploring these questions this week in a five-part blog series on the issues faced by one seemingly pristine forest preserve in north-central Pennsylvania, a microcosm of the complexities faced in forests in the eastern United States. Woodbourne Forest Preserve.

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