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…

  •   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…

  • Editorial- by Ralph Maughan With developments like TripAdvisor.com 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…

  • 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).

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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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George Wuerthner is an ecologist and writer who has published 38 books on various topics related to environmental and natural history. He has visited over 400 designated wilderness areas and over 200 national park units.

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