Shooting life above, below, and on the ocean
A legal complaint says the three leaders are in violation of a 20-year-old law and casts doubt on whether they have any authority at all
A new report suggests that the answer is no, which could impact hunted species across the U.S. and Canada
I’m also an avid sportsman and one of my firearms is an AR-15. So you might be surprised that I've never joined the NRA—nor ever will.
A very serious look at the most fatal critters in the country
The cinematographer of episode four talks log chasing, finding small but amazing stories in a vast ocean, and not being afraid of sharks
The big cat might be officially extinct—but it’s also making a comeback
A semi-detailed list of everything we know (and we still have plenty of questions) about possible public land closures starting tomorrow if the lights go out for the feds
A plan to bring some 200 bears to Washington's North Cascades was reportedly stopped by the Department of the Interior, jeopardizing the species' recovery.
More than any other animal, ducks depend on hunting to survive
The family has long argued that the government was willing to bend the rules to put the family away—now a judge seems to be listening
In a world where our time and attention are fractured into smaller and smaller bits, legendary biologist and runner Bernd Heinrich is a throwback, a man who has carved a deep groove in his patch of Maine woods
In the last 18 months, long-simmering disputes have boiled over amid claims of trespassing, political meddling, government bullying, and retaliation. Some worry that what’s happening there may harbinger what’s to come on public land across the nation. It’s enough to call the situation, well, you know.
A bee sting won't hurt you unless you're allergic—or so you thought until you disturbed a hive of African bees
Arguments against opening the last great American wilderness to oil companies tend to get emotional, but the best argument may be the cost
The Echo Meter Touch 2 lets you identify ultrasonic bat calls in real time
He was the alpha male of the first pack to live in Oregon since 1947. For years, a state biologist tracked him, collared him, counted his pups, weighed him, photographed him, and protected him. But then the animal known as OR4 broke one too many rules.
Plus two more books we're reading this month
We raise $3 billion every year for conservation, then we go out on those public lands and help manage wildlife populations—for free
Boulder, Colorado, celebrates 50 years of Open Space this year. Here’s what I’ve learned as a 16-year resident.
A leaked five-year strategic plan has zero mention of “climate change” or “diversity,” marking a major pivot away from its predecessor
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—one of our most threatened landscapes—may be opened up to drilling, and opponents are taking to Instagram to protest
We're starting a Facebook group where it's safe to dig deep into politics
Our writer sent us a dispatch from the frontlines of the blaze, where the air is thick with smoke and the wildlife is taking shelter
Normally, not something you want a shark scientist to say. But Eric Stroud is talking about his chemistry-lab quest for the ultimate shark repellent, which he appears to have found. The questions that remain: Does it work on the great white, the ocean’s most fearsome predator? And can a couple of rookie entrepreneurs get it to market?
Raiding troops of baboons face off against city employees armed with paintball guns on a regular basis. And it brings into question the very way we coexist with nature.
In our ongoing Weekly Escape series, we aim to transport you from your desk to an incredible place in two minutes or less.
Photographer and Filmmaker Abraham Joffe has always been drawn to places that see very few visitors and the polar region fits that criteria like nowhere else.
The GOP's war on public lands threatens to alienate a key part of its voting base—sport hunters
A new group of movers and shakers, aptly named Artemis, could be just what we need to get more politicians to care about conservation
Nomadic herders have brought guns and hundreds of thousands of livestock into the green expanses of Laikipia County, starving out wildlife and shooting the area's megafauna. As police burn homesteads and shoot civilians in response, the future of one of the most iconic regions on the planet hangs in the balance.
Turns out the former Secretary of the Interior is a total book nerd
Idaho is the first Western state to take some action on dangerous cyanide traps, but it's not enough
A new photo book documents the diverse community behind the original national park
Congressman Rob Bishop of Utah wants to transfer federal land to the states, gut the Endangered Species Act, and eliminate the Antiquities Act—and D.C. is starting to listen
Here are some innovative ideas towns and cities across the country have adopted to make the world a better place, one mile of singletrack at a time
If the budget is a political document that reflects a president’s priorities, Trump’s priorities are clear—and the environment, wildlife, and the Great Outdoors don’t rank particularly high
When the grind of working in broadcast television pushed Paul Manning to his breaking point he dove headfirst into a passion that could not be more different: falconry.
A new book profiles people who have devoted their lives to protecting the world’s at-risk animals
Upon a closer examination, wildlife interacts with the world in a fascinating and complex way.
When photographer David Gonzales Buendia learned that the expedition sailing ship Barba was looking for a resident photographer he was all aboard.
Conservationists don’t have enough money to save all the endangered species. How do we decide which ones live and which ones die? A controversial ranking system to answer that question may be coming to the U.S. soon.
Wildlife Filmmaker Alex Goetz is on a mission. He values wildlife conservation to a degree that he's dedicated his life to it.
The curious and backpacking-friendly life of Brent Nearpass, whose art is antlers and mounts
The Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit is a group of women who patrol this reserve and surrounding communities, unarmed, in search of poachers.
In South Florida, cane toads are so numerous that they seem to be dropping from the sky. They're overtaking parking lots and backyards, can weigh almost six pounds, and pack enough poison to kill pets. Why the surge?
From We Are The Arctic, this film brings to light the beauty and wilderness within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
This segment, The Fox Hunt, from GoPro's upcoming feature "Mongolia Eagle Hunters," captures the essence of the sport perfectly.
Nansen Weber grew up spending years Canada's Arctic region. With wolves as his neighbors, he continues to feel a strong connection to the area.
With more people recreating outdoors and encountering wild animals there, we need to rethink laws that require the government to shoot bears and other carnivores who are protecting their young
Janette Brimmer works for the nonprofit environmental law firm Earthjustice, where she defends vital regulations that keep our lands healthy
We’re going to make your first smart decision of the new year a quick and easy one
Australian conservationists want to lease animals to private landowners. Environmentalists are not convinced.
Last week's viral video illustrated how dangerous bears can be—and taught us a few lessons on how to survive such an attack
We break down what's in the can, plus how to use it effectively
The ocean is a dynamic and shifting energy that greatly impacts the makeup of our world, where whole undiscovered ecosystems still exist.
Professional wildlife photographer Aaron Baggenstos travelled to Costa Rica to photograph the incredible biodiversity that teems throughout the country’s jungle
Who should we blame for the death of the Cincinnati Zoo gorilla? We can start with ourselves.
The film examines some of the common myths surrounding the grizzly bear.
SeaWorld's new CEO made a shocking announcement today about the future of its entertainment and breeding programs for killer whales. But what does that really mean for the future of its animals in captivity?
Affordable new camera traps allow you to easily, and surreptitiously, photograph local wildlife
Spaceports and wildlife refuges have traditionally gone hand in hand. But with so many new commercial launch sites in the works, it's time to ask whether nature can handle the 21st century space race.
More than ever, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is using drones to understand climate change
When an unidentified hunter took out an alpha wolf that has long been a favorite of park tourists and an important part of ongoing research, he unwittingly drew many once-casual observers into a contentious battle between wildlife management, scientists, and hunting advocates
Four options for the wildlife-conscious traveler
While many gun proponents remain adamant that firearms offer better protection against a charging bear than pepper spray, a growing body of scientific research suggests otherwise
Is it a bird or a haunting memory? Wells Tower tracks an uncertain resurrection of the ivory-billed woodpecker in the big woods of Arkansas.
He's a loner, he's lethal, and he's got your scent. Feline phantom, ultimate predator, the cougar has ghosted back into the American wild and your backyard. (Hey, Marge, have you seen the poodle lately?)
The cassowary—Australia's six-foot-tall, 180-pound jungle bird—is a pushy, hard-pecking, head-butting, talon-swiping thug on the loose, and humans trespass in its habitat at their own risk. But on our writer's wary quest to confront this beast, he learns to spare a little sympathy for a fightless victim just fighting to stay alive.
For 90 million years the turtles have massed to lay their eggs. This time they gathered for their own mass murder…