Category: Wildlife Conservation

wildlife conservation

wolf delisting

Watersheds Vital To Homeland Security The United States has about 640 million acres of public lands—an area more than seven times larger than Germany. If America needs a wall for defense, we need it around our public lands—which are critical to our heritage and homeland security. “There is nothing more practical in the end than the preservation […]

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global warming and climate change

Deforestation Throwing Fuel On The Fire Deforestation generates about 20 percent of greenhouse gasses and cripples our planet’s ability to filter carbon dioxide from our air. Unfortunately, deforestation also threatens entire watersheds, endangered species and endangered cultures around the world. An international PR firm has launched a program to help reverse deforestation, while defending entire ecosystems. If all CO2 emissions stopped today, climate change […]

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wolf conservation

Killing Predators Undermines Science By Vic Van Ballenberghe In 1994, Alaska’s Legislature passed the Intensive Management Law intended to increase populations of moose, caribou and deer and thereby provide increased harvests for hunters. Hunting organizations supported the bill that paved the way for large-scale predator control programs. The prevailing model crafted at the time by Department […]

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CWD containment

Chronic Wasting Disease and Infectious Waste Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other forms of neurodegenerative disease are collectively becoming the leading cause of death around the world. Brain disease also continues to expand in wildlife. Is there a connection? Keep reading to find out why: Alzheimer’s disease is an infectious prion disease; Prion infectivity is in the […]

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wolf conservation

Wolves Critical To Healthy Ecosystems Evidence of a wolf in Modoc County was reported yesterday by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The 3-year-old male wolf, who is radio-collared and dubbed OR-25 by the state wildlife agency in Oregon, left his birthpack in northeastern Oregon in April, was in southwestern Oregon by December and recently […]

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wolf conservation

Pack Disruption Causes Depredation The best way to control wolf populations and minimize livestock predation may be to stop shooting, trapping and poisoning them, Washington State University researchers say. A review of 25 years of data from lethal control programs from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services found that shooting and trapping the carnivores leads […]

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wolf conservation

Wolf Conservation Critical To Healthy Ecosystems Whether you believe in god, science or both, wolves are here for a reason. They and all species are part of the web of life, which supports us all. To think that wildlife and forests require is arrogant and ignorant. They need protection from man and now they need […]

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prion disease research

Brain Diseases Linked By Prions By Martha Rosenberg It’s been over ten years since Wisconsin endured a kind of deer holocaust. The terminal deer and elk disease, chronic wasting disease (CWD), descended upon its deer population with such vengeance officials declared CWD eradication zones in which fauns and does would be killed before bucks. Thousands of deer carcasses […]

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Sumatra Indonesia

China Driving Wildlife Crisis The recent seizure of 645 illegally obtained and trafficked wolf pelts from Greece at Beijing’s Capital International Airport is a commendable act by the China’s General Administration of Customs. Together with other recent seizures of elephant tusks and rhino horns in Hong Kong, the Chinese government has shown the world its […]

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Sumatra Indonesia

China, Russia, India Agree On Tiger Protections Under attack for not cracking down on the use of tiger body parts in traditional medicine, China has finalized two separate agreements with India and Russia to step up protection of tigers and other endangered species, the state-media reported Tuesday. China reached an agreement with India at a […]

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prion disease research

Likely Caused By CWD Editor’s Note: I’m shocked to read this detailed article about moose mortality in Minnesota, but no one mentioned chronic wasting disease (CWD). Since this unstoppable disease is ravaging Wisconsin’s deer and Saskatchewan’s deer and elk. Connect the dots and you have CWD in Minnesota. This and other wildlife maladies are being […]

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prion disease research

CWD A Symptom Of Bigger Problems Editor’s Note: As we have suggested before on this blog, prion disease is impossible to stop. As a cluster of prion disease appeared last week in the human population near Vancouver, Canadian official’s today have announced that eradicating prion disease (chronic wasting disease or CWD) from the deer population […]

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