Wildlife Journal

Audubon Article Backs Hunting to Manage Deer

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/13/2012

The March-April, 2002, issue of Audubon Magazine featured “Wanted: More hunters,” by Ted Williams and a supporting commentary by editor David Seideman.

Raging Fires Devastate Forests, Destroy Homes, and Wipe Out Wildlife

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/12/2012

After a relatively calm 2001 fire season, Vulcan has returned with a roar this year, blackening more than six million acres in states from Maine to California.

Returning River Otters to Former Habitat Thank you Mr. Sevin, Sir

By Tom Krause | Published: 01/12/2012

The coastal marshes of southern Louisiana have been blessed since creation with fertile sediment that has been carried by the Mississippi and other large rivers on a slow, southerly path into the Gulf of Mexico.

Keiko Just Says No to Freedom

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/12/2012

Keiko, the killer whale that starred in the Free Willy movies of the 1990s, turned his back on the freedom of the open seas in favor of close company with humans, leading a marine mammal specialist to note that the whale would be…

Africans Want to Trade Ivory

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/12/2012

Several African nations plan to petition the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species for the authority to trade ivory from current stockpiles and from legal hunting and tusks impounded from poachers in the future.

Bambi has Outgrown the Forest, and Alternatives for Control are Elusive, Inefficient or Unpleasant

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/12/2012

It’s late afternoon at Big Meadow in Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park, and dozens of deer mosey along, nibbling on tender shoots and keeping wary eyes on people trekking across the open expanse or hiking along Rapidan Road.

West Nile Invasion Devastates Wildlife

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/12/2012

West Nile virus spread across the US in 2002, leaving more than 200 people dead and thousands more infected.

The Invaders: New Darlings of the Drive to Gain Power and Money at the Altar of Environmentalism

By Jim Beers | Published: 01/12/2012

This article explores similarities between the current endeavors to bring “invasive species” under the control of the federal government and the campaign that led to passage of the Endangered Species Act more than 30 years ago.

Predator Return Successful for Wolves, Environmentalists, But Devastating for Ranchers, Cattle, Shee

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/12/2012

On April 1, the Bush administration downgraded the gray wolf (Canis lupus) from endangered to threatened in northwestern Montana and in Michigan and Wisconsin.

CITES Grants Ivory Exemptions

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/12/2012

The November 2002 CITES conference in Santiago, Chile, brought victory to supporters of limited sales of ivory in several African nations but declined to lift restrictions on hunting some whale species.


By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/12/2012

The NAIA Purebred Rescue Symposium was held in Raleigh, NC, March 16 & 17th. Speakers brought a wealth of information to about 60 rescuers who attended with topics ranging from the human animal bond to preventing burnout.

Tuna Fishermen VS Environmentalists

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/10/2012

Fishermen developed the purse seine method of catching large yellowfin tuna in 1957 and began casting these nets around dolphins swimming above schools of mature yellowfin. Even with the introduction of the back-down method of releasing…

The Tuna-Dolphin Connection

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/10/2012

The simple facts are: Dolphins are marine mammals; they swim near the surface of the water and break through the surface to breathe. Marine mammals exist in all the world’s oceans.

Greenpeace, Other Groups Praise New US Congressional Effort

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/10/2012

While nations grapple with decimation of fishing stocks in the North Atlantic Ocean, tuna fishermen in Southern California, Mexico, and Central and South America may finally begin to reap the fruits of their conservation labors…

Summary Judgment

By William Perry Pendley | Published: 01/10/2012

Years ago, when I was just starting out as an attorney, I worked on a criminal case in Wyoming that involved and alleged sexual assault. Since Wyoming had not changed the sexual assault portion of its criminal code after becoming…

Tuna Time in DC!

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/10/2012

Against overwhelming odds, the Pacific tunafleet made enormous strides in the public debate in 1995 and 1996. But all they can say now is, “Tunafish! Are we there yet?” Not quite. And everyone who cares about the oceans…

Tuna Bill Sweeps Senate

By Teresa Platt | Published: 01/10/2012

After lengthy negotiations brought all but the most extreme into agreement, the International Dolphin Conservation Program Act (IDCPA) swept the United States Senate on July 30 by a vote of 99-0 and was signed into law during August…

1998 Election Gains

By Stephen S. Boynton | Published: 01/10/2012

Hunters, trappers, and wildlife management experts gained ground in the November elections, approving measures that keep control of natural resource management in the hands of professionals and protect the right to hunt and trap.

Feds Drop 29 Species From ESA

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/10/2012

With a pair of Bald Eagles and their chick in the background, Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt announced that the federal government will drop 29 species from the Endangered Species Act list of protected species at a May 5 press…

The Strange Politics of the Marine Mammal Protection Act Steals Puppets from Native People

By Sheila Watt-Cloutier | Published: 01/10/2012

Over the weekend of July 17-18, American border officials in Buffalo seized six Inuit marionettes en route to a puppeteer in Rhode Island for repair. The puppets were made in Pelly Bay, a tiny Inuit village in Nunavut, of hair from…

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