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Judge: Slaughter of Yellowstone Bison Can Commence

Yellowstone Bison

Yellowstone Bison

Saying that the slaughter of 500 Yellowstone National Park bison would not harm the long-term survival of the species, U.S. District Court Judge Charles Lovell signed a ruling allowing the Interagency Bison Management Plan (IBMP) to begin putting them down.

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Feds Ease Brucellosis Rules; Will Yellowstone-Area Attitudes Change?

Yellowstone Bison

Yellowstone Bison

The Obama Administration has eased brucellosis management and detection rules in the states bordering Yellowstone National Park, but will the changes lead to reforms in bison management?

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Yellowstone Area Webcams: Mammoth Hot Springs

Mammoth Hot Springs
Mammoth Webcam

Streaming from the second floor of the Albright Visitor Center, the Mammoth Hot Springs webcam is popular for viewing wildlife in the general area right outside the center. It's a popular place for elk, but occasionally you'll see other wildlife wandering through.

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Endangered Species Coalition: Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Merits Protection

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone SignIn a move that doesn't surprise Yellowstone National Park observers grappling with climate change, the Endangered Species Coalition named the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem as one of the 10 most endangered areas on the globe.

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As the Results Come In: Wolves Are Not Saving Yellowstone’s Aspen

Wolf

WolfBack in the 1990s, when wolves were re-introduced to Yellowstone National Park, there was a lot of speculation among biologists about how the wolves would affect the ecology. It was important speculation because such a large-scale re-introduction of wolves had never been tried before, and there was a lot riding on its outcome. Not too surprisingly, as research on the results of the re-introduction comes in, not all of the speculation turns out to be true.

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Surprise, Surprise: Elk Far From Yellowstone Bison Significant Source of Brucellosis

Elk

Elk

Researchers tracing outbreaks of brucellosis in the greater Yellowstone Ecosystem have discovered "hot spots" of the disease far, far removed from Yellowstone bison -- and squarely in the midst of the elk population.

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Study: Elk Are Smarter/Dumber Than We Thought

Elk

Elk

A study of migration patterns among Yellowstone National Park elk indicate they're smart enough to move onto safe land during hunting season but not smart enough to flee from wolves in their immediate territory.

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Brucellosis Infection on the Rise in Yellowstone Elk

Elk

Yellowstone ElkBrucellosis infection among elk in the greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is on the rise, according to a U.S. Geological Survey study recently released in the publication Ecological Applications.

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Wolves Driving Down Yellowstone Elk Numbers: Study

Elk

Elk

A new study shows that the wolves of Yellowstone are affecting elk populations in very surprising ways. Since 1995, elk populations have been declining. It was estimated in 1995 that elk populations in the northern range numbered somewhere between 17,000 and 19,000. In the three winters prior to 2008, the estimated elk population has dropped to somewhere between 6,279 and 6,738.

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