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On Friday the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) along with the Department of the Interior and leaders of the Rosebud Sioux tribe transferred and released 100 plains bison from the National Park Service to the newly-created Wolakota Buffalo Range on the land of the Sicangu Oyate, commonly known as the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
This 27,680-acre area of native grassland, when at capacity, will become North America’s largest Native American owned and managed bison herd. The release of the bison is part of an ongoing effort by WWF to establish 5 herds of at least 1,000 individuals each in the Northern Great Plains to increase the genetic diversity of the species.
Check out this video of the bison being released, it’s truly a sight to behold!
by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer A new study suggests that baby sharks are being born tiny, tired, and malnourished as a result of rising temperatures in the ocean. Scientists analyzed the effects of warming waters on young epaulette sharks — a small, egg-laying species that lives in the Great Barrier Reef. These researchers examined […]
In a story for the New York Times,Sam Anderson documents the lonely lives of the two beautiful creatures and details what we lose when a species vanishes before one’s eyes — it brings gravity to the extinction process that numbers and statistics just can’t.
Why This Matters: In 2019, the United Nations released a report detailing accelerating extinction rates.
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