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November | 2009 | The Wildlife Society News

November, 2009

TWS Book Series Contract Signed

The Wildlife Society and Johns Hopkins University Press (JHUP) have signed a Council-approved contract formalizing the creation of a new book series on wildlife conservation and management. The edited volumes will cover a wide range of [...]

Every 20 Minutes An Animal Species Is Lost

Jeff Corwin, in the Los Angeles Times, states, “every 20 minutes we lose an animal species. If this rate continues, by century’s end, 50% of all living species will be gone. It is a phenomenon known [...]

Loss of Hunters Correlated With Nature Deficit Disorder

An article by Del Milligan in the Lakeland, FL The Ledger laments the dwindling number of hunters in the United States. In Florida, there has been a 30% decline in the number of resident licensed hunters [...]

Hunting: A Green Source of Animal Protein

The Diner’s Journal, the New York Time’s blog on dining out, recently ran an article on hunting as a source of “green” animal protein.  The author, Sean Patrick Ferrell, is absolutely right–both hunting and angling are [...]

Siberian Tiger in Trouble

A recent report by The Wildlife Conservation Society indicates that populations of the Siberian tiger–the largest of the extant big cats– continue their precipitous decline.  The primary causes appear to be habitat loss and poaching.  Russian and [...]

UN Declares Climate Change and Invasive Species as the Major Drivers of Biodiversity Loss

The United Nation’s Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has identified climate change and invasive species as the two primariy drivers of the loss of biodiversity around the globe.  In a recent press release, the CBD noted [...]

Saving Wildlife in a Warmer World

Whether it’s a polar bear clinging to a melting iceberg in the Arctic or a tiny, rabbit like pika panting atop a warming mountain in western North America, scientists say that these species and others could [...]

Nutria Fur: An Additional Economic Incentive for Eradication?

Nutria, a large semi-aquatic, herbivorous rodent imported from South America, has been highly destructive to North America’s wetlands. Many states, including my home state of Maryland, are trying to eradicate nutria to help conserve native wildlife and wetland [...]

More on the Catalina Bison

The Wall Street Journal has also published an extensive report on the non-native Catalina bison.  Besides pressure from animal rights activists, the author cites economic reasons for why the Catalina Island Conservancy, a “conservation” organization supposedly responsible [...]