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The Hidden Works of J. N. “Ding” Darling

Anyone who has ever marveled at the sight of ducks in flight should appreciate the legacy of Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling — the Pulitzer prize-winning cartoonist and pioneering conservationist whose link to The Wildlife Society goes backto [...]

Game Ranching in South Africa

“Auction turnover breaks the billion-rand barrier” (Farmer’s Weekly 2014). This recent headline from a periodical in South Africa highlights the phenomenal growth in game ranching — the practice of extensive ranching, breeding, and selling game species such as Cape buffalo, [...]

Keeping Cattle Tick Fever at Bay

During a recent horseback patrol along the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) employees known as Tick Riders discovered cattle fever ticks (CFTs) on four white-tailed does that had been harvested on private property in [...]

Now in Print: The Wildlife Professional Summer 2014 Issue

The summer issue of The Wildlife Professional is in print featuring a cover package of articles about the importance of wildlife and habitat management on private lands, including the use of agroforestry, prescribed burning, and game ranching. [...]

A Win-Win on Agricultural Lands

The 2014 Farm Bill reduces conservation program spending by $6 billion — the first decrease in conservation funding by a Farm Bill since the inclusion of conservation incentives in 1985. These funding cuts will impact habitat [...]

The Wildlife Professional Summer 2014 Table of Contents

A Win-Win on Agricultural Lands Creating Wildlife Habitat through Agroforestry By Gary Bentrup Keeping Cattle Tick Fever at Bay Concern about Cattle Fever Ticks Sparks Efforts at Control By Hank C. Birdsall et al. Game Ranching [...]

The Wildlife Professional, Summer 2014 Letters to the Editor

Wolf Recovery: A Response to Mech David Mech’s claim in “The Challenge of Wolf Recovery” (Spring 2013) that original recovery goals for wolves reintroduced to the Northern Rocky Mountain (NRM) region were “science-based” is unsubstantiated. “Ten [...]

The Wildlife Professional, Summer 2014 Bibliography

A Win-Win on Agricultural Lands By Gary Bentrup Adamson, N., T. Ward, and M. Vaughan. 2011. Designed with pollinators in mind. Inside Agroforestry: Vol. 20(1). Anderson, D.R. 1997. Corridor use, feeding ecology, and habitat relationships of [...]

Silent Slaughter of Africa’s Vultures

On July 15, 2013, on a farm in the sleepy mountainous area of Swartberg, South Africa, the sky was silent. More than 55 Cape vultures (Gyps coprotheres) — listed as “vulnerable” on the IUCN Red List [...]

Tackling a Dreaded Disease

In May 2011, the World Organization for Animal Health (Office International des Epizooties or OIE) declared that rinderpest, an infectious viral disease of cattle and wild ungulates, had officially been eradicated. This was extraordinary news for [...]