Residents of New Jersey have reported sightings of a young black bear walking on its hind legs due to his front paws either being missing or injured. The bear's whereabouts are currently unknown, but many citizens have signed a petition to search and rescue the injured animal before the scheduled state-wide bear hunt on December 7th, which could put both the bear and those searching for him in jeopardy. Read about it here.
The owner of a 31-acre stretch of land in Warren County has given his property to nature conservation organizations to be guaranteed protection and maintenance of the land. With the state's rapidly-expanding manufacturing industry, it's important that land is set aside to take in animals such as box turtles, bobcats, salamanders, and owls, whose habitats are destroyed. Read about Mr. Gerson's generous offering.
A perfect example of the importance of New Jersey wildlife to both the state economy and the area's beauty: migrating warblers attract numerous tourists from all over the country, bringing not only profits to the county and state, but also an atmosphere of appreciation for New Jersey's nature. Read about how warblers help Cape May here.