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The island life of Kenai Refuge brown bears

Every year, Alaskans head to the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge for boating, hiking, fishing, spotting animals, and much more. An increasing number of people are calling the Kenai Peninsula home, too. A few hundred brown bears call the peninsula home as well—and human expansion and human-caused deaths of those bears pose a huge risk to that population.… Read More

Trump targets wildlife in Alaska

Despite the global pandemic and significant civil unrest, this administration has been relentlessly dismantling bedrock environmental laws and regulations. In its latest actions affecting Alaska, the Interior Department takes aim at wolves, bears, coyotes, and other wildlife in National Preserves in Alaska and in the most-visited wildlife refuge in the state, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.… Read More

Donuts and bears don’t mix

It sounds sketchy because it is—using spotlights in dens to kill grizzly sows with cubs, wolves with cubs, or using donuts to bait grizzlies, or dogs to hunt black bears. Yet right now, the Department of the Interior has proposed … Read More

Protect bears, wolves now!

Two Alaskans made the news last month after lying about unlawfully killing a female bear and her cubs. One of the headlines noted the vulnerability and timing of the killing: A mother bear and two ‘shrieking’ newborn cubs were killed … Read More