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9
Mar 16

Wyoming adopts new wildlife conservation guidelines

Wyoming has adopted a new state guideline. Wyoming, being an energy-rich state which repeatedly looks to equilibrize conservation with development of fossil fuels, look to save some of the longest wildlife-migration routes in North America from oil as well as natural gas practicing on public lands.

The new guidelines were adopted earlier on Thursday by state Game and Fish Commission call on state wildlife authorities to carry on to identify paths traveled two times a year by thousands of antelope, elk and mule deer. Tracking technology has allowed scientists in Wyoming as well as elsewhere to map these type paths with increasing precision — and even find out new ones. Continue reading →


17
Oct 14

India comes out as number two tourist source market for Scandinavia in Asia

India appears to be the 2nd top tourist source market in Asia for Scandinavian nations, after China. This was brought out in a roadshow which finished in Delhi today, arranged by Scandinavian partners – Visit Copenhagen, Visit Denmark, Visit Flåm and Visit Norway. The roadshow would take place in Bengaluru tomorrow and would take place in Mumbai on 9th October.
Scandinavian Tourist Board’s Indian Representative Mohit Batra stated that there has been a very healthy development in the number of Indian travelers selecting these destinations and they are primarily from Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai producing a huge chunk of business. Places like Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune and Ahmedabad have also been reflecting positive results.
Batra further added that there has been coherent growth from Indian market to Scandinavian nations. Copenhagen has seen more than 50000 room evenings from India each year. A whole lot of fixed departures to Norway are also getting good business. They have lately been gaining a whole lot through word-of-mouth publicity. At present, their only dispute is to step-up awareness regarding the destinations. In recent future, they are expecting to get direct air-link from Mumbai and New Delhi, through Emirates, Lufthansa, KLM, Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways.
Visit Denmark campaign has been quite active in Indian market as it has helped travel agents as well as top tour operators to sell their destination with Familiarisation tours. They are expecting twenty percent more tourists this year.

India appears to be the 2nd top tourist source market in Asia for Scandinavian nations, after China. This was brought out in a roadshow which finished in Delhi today, arranged by Scandinavian partners – Visit Copenhagen, Visit Denmark, Visit Flåm and Visit Norway. The roadshow would take place in Bengaluru tomorrow and would take place in Mumbai on 9th October.

Scandinavian Tourist Board’s Indian Representative Mohit Batra stated that there has been a very healthy development in the number of Indian travelers selecting these destinations and they are primarily from Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai producing a huge chunk of business. Places like Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune and Ahmedabad have also been reflecting positive results.

Batra further added that there has been coherent growth from Indian market to Scandinavian nations. Copenhagen has seen more than 50000 room evenings from India each year. A whole lot of fixed departures to Norway are also getting good business. They have lately been gaining a whole lot through word-of-mouth publicity. At present, their only dispute is to step-up awareness regarding the destinations. In recent future, they are expecting to get direct air-link from Mumbai and New Delhi, through Emirates, Lufthansa, KLM, Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways.

Visit Denmark campaign has been quite active in Indian market as it has helped travel agents as well as top tour operators to sell their destination with Familiarisation tours. They are expecting twenty percent more tourists this year.


29
Sep 14

Judge reestablishes Wyoming wolves protections

The wolves of Wyoming are back under the federal projection following a ruling earlier on Tuesday by a federal judge in Washington DC. On Tuesday, Amy Berman Jackson, the United States District Judge rejected a Wyoming wolf management plan which had declared wolves unprotected predators which could be shot at sight in a large part of the state. Her judgment sided with national environmental groups which had argued that Wyoming’s management program afforded deficient protection for the wolves.
Center for Biological Diversitys endangered species director Noah Greenwald told that they are really happy that protections for Wyoming’s fragile wolves population have been restored, with Wyoming letting wolves to be shot on sight throughout over 80% of the state and there is no way wolves protections must have ever been removed.
Berman ruled that United States Fish and Wildlife Service was not right to trust nonbinding hopes from the Wyoming to keep up with at least hundred wolves that includes ten breeding pairs, outside Yellowstone National Park and  Wind River Indian Reservation.
According to reports, on Tuesday, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead released a statement that said that they believe an emergency rule could remedy this situation, and he has instructed Wyoming Game and Fish Department as well as Attorney General to proceed accordingly.
In Spring, Mead introduced a survey which he said proved Wyoming’s wolf population was static and that finishing federal protections was the right move.

The wolves of Wyoming are back under the federal projection following a ruling earlier on Tuesday by a federal judge in Washington DC. On Tuesday, Amy Berman Jackson, the United States District Judge rejected a Wyoming wolf management plan which had declared wolves unprotected predators which could be shot at sight in a large part of the state. Her judgment sided with national environmental groups which had argued that Wyoming’s management program afforded deficient protection for the wolves.

Center for Biological Diversitys endangered species director Noah Greenwald told that they are really happy that protections for Wyoming’s fragile wolves population have been restored, with Wyoming letting wolves to be shot on sight throughout over 80% of the state and there is no way wolves protections must have ever been removed.

Berman ruled that United States Fish and Wildlife Service was not right to trust nonbinding hopes from the Wyoming to keep up with at least hundred wolves that includes ten breeding pairs, outside Yellowstone National Park and  Wind River Indian Reservation.

According to reports, on Tuesday, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead released a statement that said that they believe an emergency rule could remedy this situation, and he has instructed Wyoming Game and Fish Department as well as Attorney General to proceed accordingly.

In Spring, Mead introduced a survey which he said proved Wyoming’s wolf population was static and that finishing federal protections was the right move.


10
Sep 14

Chinese people not traveling to Thailand following military coup

Chinas largest online travel agency is extending a thirty percent discount on tours to the beaches and malls of Thailand. The Chinese people are not buying it. A tour operator reportedly stated that Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore are traditionally the favorite tourism route for the Chinese, This year, that route was affected a lot.
Travelers from China made up a tenth of all arrivals in the year 2012 in Southeast Asia. The very recent falloff jeopardizes an industry which employs millions and also contributes billions and billions of dollars to the gross domestic product of the region.
Chinese visitors have been the fastest developing tourism market for ten member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, describing for the majority of the addition over the last decade, according to a leading economist.
Chinese visitors have been discouraged by the political violence of Thailand as well as the mysterious disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane that was bound for Beijing. Thailand saw 342547 travelers from China back in July, a twenty five percent drop from the similar time a year earlier, showed a data from Ministry of Tourism and Sports. Travelers from the whole of China accounted for 18 percent of total travelers to Thailand that month, compared with twenty one percent a year earlier.
The number saw a decline after the countrys army seized the power on a coup on 22nd May. Some believed the airline disaster and the military coup are temporary factors which would dissipate in time.

Chinas largest online travel agency is extending a thirty percent discount on tours to the beaches and malls of Thailand. The Chinese people are not buying it. A tour operator reportedly stated that Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore are traditionally the favorite tourism route for the Chinese, This year, that route was affected a lot.

Travelers from China made up a tenth of all arrivals in the year 2012 in Southeast Asia. The very recent falloff jeopardizes an industry which employs millions and also contributes billions and billions of dollars to the gross domestic product of the region.

Chinese visitors have been the fastest developing tourism market for ten member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, describing for the majority of the addition over the last decade, according to a leading economist.

Chinese visitors have been discouraged by the political violence of Thailand as well as the mysterious disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane that was bound for Beijing. Thailand saw 342547 travelers from China back in July, a twenty five percent drop from the similar time a year earlier, showed a data from Ministry of Tourism and Sports. Travelers from the whole of China accounted for 18 percent of total travelers to Thailand that month, compared with twenty one percent a year earlier.

The number saw a decline after the countrys army seized the power on a coup on 22nd May. Some believed the airline disaster and the military coup are temporary factors which would dissipate in time.


7
Aug 14

Wyoming law-regulators to look at poaching bills

A Wyoming legislative committee is getting ready talk about 2 proposed bills which would tighten up the state’s ability to engage in poaching as well as the penalties for those convicted. According to reports, the Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Interim Committee would meet on Thursday in Thermopolis to consider bills for the legislative session that would take place next year.
A bill given before the committee would make it a state crime to knowingly trade, buy or sell illegally taken wildlife. Another bill would base the amount of damages paid by poachers on illegally taken wildlife’s economic value.
Those, who play an indirect role in poaching, can also be prosecuted under the federal law. But advocates of making it a state crime to wittingly traffic in illegally cracked wildlife say it would serve the authorities of Wyoming to crack down.
This proposal would make being tangled in poaching a high violation if the deal were valued at US$ 1000 or less than that. The crime would rise to an offense, punishable by up to ten years in jail along with a US$ 1,000 fine, if the dealings were valued at US$ 1000 or more than that.
Sen. Bruce Burns, committee co-chairman, told that if they could not catch the poacher himself and the animal was taken illegally, he does not know why people down the line should be benefiting from a crime. This would make wildlife regulations consistent with other criminal statutes.

A Wyoming legislative committee is getting ready talk about 2 proposed bills which would tighten up the state’s ability to engage in poaching as well as the penalties for those convicted. According to reports, the Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Interim Committee would meet on Thursday in Thermopolis to consider bills for the legislative session that would take place next year.

A bill given before the committee would make it a state crime to knowingly trade, buy or sell illegally taken wildlife. Another bill would base the amount of damages paid by poachers on illegally taken wildlife’s economic value.

Those, who play an indirect role in poaching, can also be prosecuted under the federal law. But advocates of making it a state crime to wittingly traffic in illegally cracked wildlife say it would serve the authorities of Wyoming to crack down.

This proposal would make being tangled in poaching a high violation if the deal were valued at US$ 1000 or less than that. The crime would rise to an offense, punishable by up to ten years in jail along with a US$ 1,000 fine, if the dealings were valued at US$ 1000 or more than that.

Sen. Bruce Burns, committee co-chairman, told that if they could not catch the poacher himself and the animal was taken illegally, he does not know why people down the line should be benefiting from a crime. This would make wildlife regulations consistent with other criminal statutes.


1
Apr 14

American Indian casinos in Wyoming

In Wyoming, the Indian casinos were among the fastest increasing in 2012. And overall spending by the gamblers at Indian casinos has been across the nation that year. The 2 resident Indian tribes in Wyoming, the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho, both operate casinos.

On Wednesday, the Casino City’s Indian Gaming Industry data showed that the Wyoming Indian casinos were just 2nd behind those in Texas. In the year 2012, the Wyoming casinos had gone up from fourteen tables to seventeen tables.

The date does not offer profit figures for Wyoming’s Indian casinos. But it stated that the casinos in the state saw a 4.3 percent increase in the year 2012. Across the nation, the profit increase at the Indian casinos had gone down 2% (to US$ 28.1 billion), which is 3.4 percent down from earlier year.

Meanwhile, Wyoming Game and Fish Department has stated that their elk hunting season in 2013 had registered an almost record number. The report shows that 25968 were hunt down. Still, the number was less than it was in the year 2012 when 26365 elk were reported to have taken.

According to reports, a release from t he department stated that the Wildlife managers continue to look after the fall in elk productivity as well as subsequent hunter opportunity in some places of north-west Wyoming, which is near the Yellowstone National Park. The hunter success is quite high on a statewide basis, there continues to be elk herd units in Cody and Jackson Regions where the hunters are now concerned about lower numbers of elk, and low hunter success. The calf productivity in many of these areas has been less.


21
Jan 14

Wyoming expecting strong tourism

Whiteout conditions forced the shutdown of parts of 2 interstates in Wyoming – a hundred mile stretch of I 80 between Rawlins and Laramie was shot down earlier on Tuesday afternoon, and another hundred mile stretch of eastbound roads between Rawlins and Rock Springs was also closed.

Along with a ten mile section of I 25 south of Cheyenne to Colorado State was closed. National Weather Service stated that high winds in the south part of state of Tuesday – the winds are as high as 89 mile per hour was registered in Platte County. The winds triggered significant drifting and blowing show and slick conditions on several railways.

Meanwhile, as gasoline prices are still very high in Wyoming region, Wyoming is still anticipated to have a large tourism season in the summer as people come to this beautiful state from all around the world to see all that it has to give in terms of other sightseeing adventures as well as adventures. As of now, there is a suggestion that tourism period would go quite well in Wyoming.

This is good trend for the whole state. After all, tourism is one of the largest industries in Wyoming, offering almost $ 2.8 billion as well as creating thousands of jobs for local people who live there.

A tourism director stated that this would be a good year for tourism. It is expected to create around 30000 jobs in the travel industry.


25
Nov 13

Mead to participate in national quail hunting

Gov. Matt Mead is all set to travel to Enid in Oklahoma, to take part in the forty seventh Grand National Quail Hunt. This trip is not an official one; therefore, Matt Mead would go there at his own expenses, stated Renny MacKay, the communications director.

Even though he was invited to take part in the past, this would be a very first time when Matt Mead would attend the event. The website of the Grand National Quail Hunt said that entry is by invitation only. It said that the event offers the tiptop for the country’s top wing shots as well as most avid quail hunters.

The website told that there is nothing else like this, no other place where a participant can join with a select fraternity of sportsmen as well as celebs dedicated to the enhancement of long standing game bird hunting traditions of United States.

The quail hunt idea issued from a discussion in the year 1966 by 3 participants from Oklahoma in Wyoming’s 1 Shot Antelope Hunt.

Bellmon stated that Wyoming’s antelope are almost as plentiful as quail of Oklahoma. He thought why Oklahoma could not also have a celeb type quail hunt. Tonight, Matt would go to a reception in Enid. The participants, on Thursday, would engage in the informal trap as well as sporting clays open shooting at Grant National Gun Club. Later there is also a stag dinner and an auction.


24
Sep 13

Wyoming cabin made of ossified dinosaur bones

Fossil Cabin in Wyoming near Como Bluff‘s dinosaur graveyard is called the Oldest Building in the World. The cabin was made in the year 1933. It has got the oldest building name as the cabin which is located inside the cabin in the Carbon County line on United States route – thirty is mainly made of petrified dinosaur bones that were unearthed from Como Bluff.

National Registry of Historic Places stated that the bones were of different kinds of species but the bone collection did not have a complete specimen. Reports suggest that the cabin weighs 102116 pounds as well as it has 5796 dinosaur bones with little amount of rocks.

Thomas Boylan, person responsible for the interesting cabin, arrived at Wyoming in the year 1892 and after he worked as a cowboy for many years, he registered for a landed estate near the Como Bluff in the year 1908. He started collecting bones in the year 1916.

University of Wyoming’s history professor Phil Roberts stated that originally Boylan had intended to piece the bones together and set them up as sculps as a roadside attraction to his soon to be opened gas filling station on the side of the highway.

In 1938, he told a journalist that at first, he planned to get enough of them together to mount a full dinosaur skeleton. However, setting up such a frame is a costly and long job for someone to undertake.


22
Jul 13

Como Zoo tadpoles

Recently, over four thousand Wyoming Toad tadpoles are bred and hatched at the Como Zoo were sent to a Wyoming wildlife refuge. They were released in the wildlife refuge as part of a national program to strengthen the numbers of this rare species.

For the last 3 years, Como Zoo has worked with several other zoos across the nation to breed adult toads as well as ship tadpoles to the Mortenson Lake National Wildlife Refuge, which is near Laramie. This is the place where the toad was discovered in the late 80s after scientists thought that this species had gone extinct.

This toad is one of the 4 endangered amphibians that are found in North America. Como Zoo’s thirty adult toads that are kept in aquariums, are seen daily by Bree Barney. Como Friends, which us the nonprofit partner of the zoo, received the funding to purchase a hibernation chamber for these toads as well as cover staff training for the whole program.

This week, Bree Barney will go to Laramie to do some research and to meet the representatives from some other zoos that are working for the survival of the toad.

Wyoming has an increasing tattoo culture and it requires a convention to show its artists. The the owner of a tattoo shop stated the city officials regarding putting on an exhibit or convention in the state. Trinidad Serrano is guiding a bunch of people to put on the convention, stated Wyoming Tribune Eagle on Thursday. The tattoo artists are working with environmental health division of Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department to make a special event permit which could be utilized to put on tattoo conventions.