A new law in California bans the sale of all ivory products, including walrus ivory.
Many of the animals were found headless, their tusks apparently harvested, and locals say some carcasses were found riddled with bullet holes.
Seal pups are occupying beaches in greater numbers this year, due to a warm winter and earlier breakup of sea ice.
This January, Story49 features Jeremiah James of Yakutat, AK. Jeremiah is a Tlingit artist who specializes in seal and sea otter skin and fur production. In…
In Monday’s news: Governor Sean Parnell seeks federal disaster declaration for king salmon fisheries on Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers; Alaska Nanuuq Commission, U.S. Fish & Wildlife…
The Alaska Nanuuq Commission and the US Department of Fish and Wildlife were in Shishmaref Friday to detail a new international quota for subsistence hunting of polar bears in the Bering and Chukchi Seas.
Ten men from Savoonga receive federal citations for selling raw ivory to non-Natives, violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act; Kuskokwim River contamination linked to the Red Devil mercury mine sparks community meetings with BLM; an Eagle River man treated for wounds from a grizzly bear attack; and retail hours at rural Alaskan post offices may be cut under a cost-saving plan by the postal service.