Parkwire, The GWS Daily Digest of Global Protected Area News

India: Sex ratio-imbalance threatens viability of Gorumara NP's rhino population

WEST BENGAL, India — Nibbling at tender grasses, with its grey-brown skin partially camouflaged by the sandy river bed, a solitary rhinoceros slowly ambled along barely three feet away from us. Though it was not easy to discern the animal’s sex with certainty, our forest guide guessed it was probably a female.

Feature: Managing snow leopards in China's soon-to-be first NP

SANJIANGYUAN, China — Late at night on March 15, a snow leopard secretly entered the sheepfold of a Tibetan household in a remote pastureland in China’s western Qinghai province, killing one sheep. Local Tibetan nomads captured the cat and sent it back up into the surrounding mountains.

Alaska House votes for no-trapping zone for wolves in areas next to Denali NP&Pres

JUNEAU — The state Legislature opened a new front this week in a long-running war between supporters and opponents of wolf trapping near Denali National Park and Preserve — with sportsman's advocates on one side and proponents of tourism and conservation on the other.

Huge burial stone latest piece of complicated archaeological puzzle at Historic Jamestown

Six months after launching a painstaking probe aimed at English America’s second-oldest church, Jamestown archaeologists have unearthed a jumbled historical puzzle that reaches back 400 years.

Legal scholars' new paper says Trump has no authority to rescind NMons

WASHINGTON — Nothing gives U.S. presidents the authority to abolish, shrink or otherwise weaken national monuments, four legal scholars have concluded in a new analysis.

Vandals damage monument, tombs at Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial

PUT-IN-BAY - Authorities are offering a $1,000 reward for information on a recent vandalism of the Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, including the final resting place of three American sailors killed in the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie.

Editorial: North Rim bison herd at Grand Canyon NP an opportunity to try new methods of population control

To a park ranger, there must be days when he or she dreams of just letting the Grand Canyon be left alone.

Petitioners seek end to coyote hunts in Cape Cod NS

EASTHAM — Nearly 3,000 people have signed a petition calling for the Cape Cod National Seashore to ban the hunting of carnivores, such as coyotes, shorten the hunting season for other animals and fund the research of carnivores in the park.

England: 9th-century Viking base camp discovered

A huge camp which was home to thousands of Vikings as they prepared to conquer England in the late ninth century has been uncovered by archaeologists.

Established in Torksey, on the banks of the River Trent in Lincolnshire, the camp was used as the Vikings' defensive and strategic position during the winter months.

Guatemala: Illegal landing strip found in Laguna del Tigre NP

On the 26th of April, two reporters flew over the Laguna del Tigre National Park, located in the San Andrés municipality in the department of Petén, intending to monitor fires that were devastating the protected area.

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