Portia Bharath’s Archive

A black and white dog sits up on its hind legs with its tongue slightly sticking out. In front of the dog are several plastic bags full of samples.

Unleashed: Exploring the Work of Conservation Dogs

Imagine a wildlife research project that takes you face to face with a jaguar in Guatemala, thanks to the good work of your conservation dog. Man’s best friend has a long … Read more

A mule deer (brown with white fur in its ear) looks backwards towards the camera in a snowy landscape.

New Public Lands Rule to Benefit Mule Deer & More

The federal Bureau of Land Management stewards 245 million acres of public land that provide habitat for 3,000 wildlife species and more than 300 threatened or endangered wildlife and plant … Read more

A burgundy-brown fish can be seen with its mouth open in the water.

Ridding Waters and Wildlife Habitat of Toxic Chemicals

Waterways and the aquatic habitats of many wildlife from kingfishers to polar bears are contaminated with highly toxic “forever chemicals.” These chemicals — known as Per-and-Polyfluoroalkyl Substances, or PFAS — … Read more

An owl (squat and brown with white and tan spots) perches on a rock.

New Oil & Gas Rule Will Benefit Wildlife on Public Lands

Wildlife – from majestic elk to small burrowing owls – depend on our public lands and waters for their survival. Elk use large intact landscapes and migration pathways to access … Read more

A bird with tan and brown feathers, a long beak, and blue legs stands on a shore.

Big Steps from Biden to Curb Power Plant Pollution

I am a huge fan of refrigerator magnets. They proudly hold my kids’ artwork in temporary exhibition as well as this week’s grocery list. These magnets are also a walk … Read more

An otter (dark brown with small ears) pokes its mouth into the water.

Restored: Your Voice for Wildlife

The National Environmental Policy Act is the nation’s most fundamental tool for properly vetting the impacts of major federal projects on wildlife, our environment, and people; for identifying less environmentally … Read more

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Unraveling the Monarch Mysteries of Deep South Texas

Deep South Texas is nestled along the mighty Rio Grande River that leads to the sandy shores of South Padre Island. Deep South Texas, also known as the Lower Rio … Read more

QUIZ: Who’s Visiting Your Garden?

By planting native and providing wildlife with food, water, cover, and places to raise young, a garden of any size can become a wildlife haven. Many of the gardening strategies … Read more

A mountain lion (tan and white fur with a few black patches) can be seen trotting through a desert area at night.

Los cruces de vida silvestre son necesarios

¿Quién no ha visto con tristeza a un animal atropellado en una carretera, víctima de una colisión con un vehículo? Las colisiones entre vehículos y animales son una de las … Read more

A mountain lion (tan and white fur with a few black patches) can be seen trotting through a desert area at night.

Wildlife crossings are a win-win

Who hasn’t sadly seen an animal on the side of the road, a victim of a collision with a vehicle? Collisions between vehicles and animals are one of the leading … Read more