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Grey Wolf: Howling Iby WhiteSpiritWolf
magicalnaturetour:

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wolveswolves:

Proposals 1 and 2: Protect the wolves or make them game?
Michigan voters in November will decide whether wolves are a game species and open them up to hunters.
Ballot proposals 14-1 and 14-2, referendums of Act 520 of 2012 and Act 21 of 2013, respectively, have been passed in the Legislature. The ballot proposals leave it up to the voters to further endorse or outright reject the two laws.
Proposal 1 would designate wolves as game species, authorize the first wolf hunting season, allow the state Natural Resources Commission to schedule further annual wolf hunting seasons, create a Wolf Management Advisory Council, and establish licensing and penalties for lawful and unlawful hunters of wolves.
Proposal 2 would deal with broader hunting measures as well as the regulation of hunting wolves. The proposal would allow the state NRC to decide what animals are game and when they can be hunted without legislative action, would keep the current designation of wolves as game and allow the NRC to designate wolf hunting season, grant the state legislature sole power over removing a species from the list of game animals, would eliminate the one dollar licensing fee for military personnel inside or outside of Michigan, and would give the NRC sole power over the regulation of fishing.
The pending proposals have caused the NRC to cancel this year’s wolf hunt; the first organized hunt of wolves in Michigan was held last year. Even if the proposals pass, the NRC would not have enough time to establish the wolf hunt for this year.
Read the complete story on WatchdogWire.com

wolveswolves:

Proposals 1 and 2: Protect the wolves or make them game?

Michigan voters in November will decide whether wolves are a game species and open them up to hunters.

Ballot proposals 14-1 and 14-2, referendums of Act 520 of 2012 and Act 21 of 2013, respectively, have been passed in the Legislature. The ballot proposals leave it up to the voters to further endorse or outright reject the two laws.

Proposal 1 would designate wolves as game species, authorize the first wolf hunting season, allow the state Natural Resources Commission to schedule further annual wolf hunting seasons, create a Wolf Management Advisory Council, and establish licensing and penalties for lawful and unlawful hunters of wolves.

Proposal 2 would deal with broader hunting measures as well as the regulation of hunting wolves. The proposal would allow the state NRC to decide what animals are game and when they can be hunted without legislative action, would keep the current designation of wolves as game and allow the NRC to designate wolf hunting season, grant the state legislature sole power over removing a species from the list of game animals, would eliminate the one dollar licensing fee for military personnel inside or outside of Michigan, and would give the NRC sole power over the regulation of fishing.

The pending proposals have caused the NRC to cancel this year’s wolf hunt; the first organized hunt of wolves in Michigan was held last year. Even if the proposals pass, the NRC would not have enough time to establish the wolf hunt for this year.

Read the complete story on WatchdogWire.com

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Black Rhino by Brendon Cremer

animalkingd0m:

Black Rhino by Brendon Cremer

via the humane society ( international )

via the humane society ( international )

magicalnaturetour:

(via Stealing a Kiss by Doug Dance / 500px)
I hope you all have a happy tuesday :)

I hope you all have a happy tuesday :)

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alex-cowan:

Polar bear jumping between ice floes in the Arctic Ocean
For an animal that probably weighs 700-800lbs it’s pretty sprightly. It is remarkable to us that something so heavy and so bulky is able to achieve such feats of agility, especially on such a fragile surface, but the environment in which it lives demands this combination of great size, great shape and great agility. Not only must they travel in this environment, but they hunt in a remarkable way; one of the classic Polar bear hunting techniques, known as the aquatic stalk, involves swimming on or under the surface to the edge of an ice floe on which a seal rests. In a fraction of a second the bear will explode from the water, hauling its enormous bulk out of the water and on top of the seal. They really are one of the most remarkable animals on the planet, combining behaviour so adaptable that it reminds us of ourselves with strength and power that would be considered superhuman.
I shot the sequence from the which the gif is created at around 80N, out in the Arctic Ocean east of the island of Nordaustlandet in the archipelago of Svalbard.

alex-cowan:

Polar bear jumping between ice floes in the Arctic Ocean

For an animal that probably weighs 700-800lbs it’s pretty sprightly. It is remarkable to us that something so heavy and so bulky is able to achieve such feats of agility, especially on such a fragile surface, but the environment in which it lives demands this combination of great size, great shape and great agility. Not only must they travel in this environment, but they hunt in a remarkable way; one of the classic Polar bear hunting techniques, known as the aquatic stalk, involves swimming on or under the surface to the edge of an ice floe on which a seal rests. In a fraction of a second the bear will explode from the water, hauling its enormous bulk out of the water and on top of the seal. They really are one of the most remarkable animals on the planet, combining behaviour so adaptable that it reminds us of ourselves with strength and power that would be considered superhuman.

I shot the sequence from the which the gif is created at around 80N, out in the Arctic Ocean east of the island of Nordaustlandet in the archipelago of Svalbard.