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India: Enviros say it's time for tiger reserves near Bhopal

Concerned over the movement of tigers near Bhopal, the environmentalists, even as they fight legal battle in the high court and NGT, have reiterated their demand for the protected areas for tigers.

Editorial: No changes should be made to Cascade-Siskiyou NMon

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke visited the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in mid-July as part of the Trump Administration's review of selected monuments established under the Antiquities Act.

Vermont launches Civil War Heritage Trail

On behalf of fellow sites and partners throughout the state, the Milton Historical Society and General Stannard House Committee has announced the launch of the Vermont in the Civil War Heritage Trail.

Conservationists in southern Texas fight back as Trump wall threatens wildlife refuges

MISSION, Tex. — Last month, Marianna Wright, the executive director of the privately owned National Butterfly Center here, discovered survey stakes on the property marking out a 150-foot-wide swath of land.

Canada: Qausuittuq NP officially opened by Parks Canada and Qikiqtani Inuit Association

Qausuittuq National Park, composed of a cluster of islands in the High Arctic, has been a significant historical site for Inuit dating back 4,500 years. The new national park is a traditional hunting and fishing area that has sustained Inuit of Resolute Bay in the recent past.

Thirty national park advisory committees in limbo while Zinke reviews whether they should be allowed to continue

Across the National Park System, there more than 30 advisory committees made up of individuals who weigh in on how individual parks are managed. Earlier this year, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke suspended the meetings of all these committees until their value could be evaluated. When they'll be able to get back to work is unknown.

In Olympic NP, salmon recolonizing areas upstream of former dam site

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Josh Geffre has watched with awe as salmon return to the uppermost reaches of the Elwha River.

Geffre, a fisheries technician for Olympic National Park, started monitoring the fish for the park in 2014 and has marveled as he’s seen most species swim upstream of the former Glines Canyon Dam.

Zinke will approve land-donation plan that will open up landlocked designated wilderness area to public access

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Wednesday he intends to approve a plan to accept the donation of a 3,600-acre ranch that would open the landlocked Sabinoso Wilderness in northeastern New Mexico to the public.

Confrontation over removal of Confederate statue turns deadly; racist protester charged with murder

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The city of Charlottesville was engulfed by violence on Saturday as white nationalists and counterprotesters clashed in one of the bloodiest fights to date over the removal of Confederate monuments across the South.

USBLM declines to significantly reduce cattle grazing in Crater of the Moon NMon

BOISE, Idaho – Cattle grazing will continue at a south-central Idaho national monument known for its ancient lava flows following a challenge by an environmental group, federal officials announced this week.

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