From the monthly archives: June 2013

Boulder, Colorado. This past week the Savory Institute sponsored an International conference in Boulder, Colorado with a title of “Transforming the Landscape: Using Holistic Management to Create Global Impact”. The conference featured Allan Savory, a former Rhodesian game warden and parliament member. For forty years Savory has been promoting the idea that rangelands suffer from […]

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I recently had encounters with three state wildlife agency biologists. All of them were quite open with their criticisms of their agencies predator policies.  I can’t reveal their names and I will change a few details to hide their identities.

The first biologist told me there was no reason to kill predators. He said […]

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Editorial- by Ralph Maughan

With developments like and similar rating services you can find a good restaurant, motel, entertainment. It makes trips easier, more productive and fun too if it is a vacation. There is often more to a purchase than these things, and so there are other sites that rate products for safety, ease […]

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It is time for a new “wildlife news” thread.  Please put  your news, links and comments below in comments (“Leave a reply”)  

Here is the link to the thread being retired (June 5, 2013).

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Recent conversations with scientists at conferences, along with several comments made recently by readers of The Wildlife News got me thinking about this question. In one of the more bleak moments, a reader commented:

After years of reading and posting here, I finally got enough that I spoke out. I am a conservationist, I commit […]

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From my youth, I’ve always heard that rhinos, elephants, tigers, and other species would be lost from our world during my lifetime.  The most recent, but surely not the last, highly recognizable species to be lost is the western black rhino.  This species became extinct for the most superficial reason of all.  People believe that […]

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Bozeman, Mont.—Conservationists are offering a $6,500 reward for information leading to the arrestand conviction of the person(s) responsible for killing a grizzly bear in the Centennial Mountains ofsouthwest Montana last fall.

The collar of “Grizzly #726” was recovered from a stream on USDA Sheep Experiment Stationproperty on September 12, 2012. He had been fitted with […]

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Black Forest Colorado fire destroys almost 400 homes-

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Update: On June 20 the Black Forest fire was contained after 500 houses had burned. RM

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The first day of summer is just about here, and wildfires are breaking out across much of the Western […]

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Wildlife conservation needs big money to beat back militant ignorance-

Over the years those favoring wildlife conservation found a strategy that worked to build up both the number and diversity of wildlife in the United States.

Until recently those who saw wildlife only as (1) pests or potential pests or (2) animals waiting to become […]

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June 2013


‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey