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Bison Named Our National Mammal: Bad Omen for the Species?

Bison Named Our National Mammal: Bad Omen for the Species?

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 17, 2016 3

We now have a national mammal, and it’s Bison bison. On Monday, May 9, 2016, President Obama signed the National Bison Legacy Act, honoring American bison with this first-ever designation. It’s easy to think

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Five Recent Gains for Endangered Wildlife Species

Five Recent Gains for Endangered Wildlife Species

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 31, 2015 12

There has been a lot of good news for endangered and “missing” wildlife lately, which seems like a breath of fresh air amid all the dire headlines about rapid climate change and environmental degradation.

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Rewilding: Reintroducing Wild Wood Bison to Alaska

Rewilding: Reintroducing Wild Wood Bison to Alaska

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 29, 2013 8

After more than 100 years of absence from the United States, a wild population of North America’s largest land mammal may soon be reintroduced to Alaska: wood bison. Larger than plains bison (Bison bison bison)—which

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