Articles About Wildlife

Please see the below articles about Wildlife from past editions of the AWI Quarterly Magazine.

The Promise of Castor Coexistence

One of the most misguided, counterproductive, and inhumane forms of wildlife management in the United States is the annual mass killing of beavers (Castor canadensis). Each year, tens of thousands of the reclusive animals are...

Mysterious Illness Killing Birds

In late May, a mysterious illness began killing songbirds in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Cases were then found in nine additional states (Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and West Virginia)...

Biden Administration Suspends ANWR Leases

The Biden administration announced in June that it would suspend all leases and leasing activities in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) until it completes a comprehensive environmental review of the program under the National...

BLM’s Adoption Incentive Program Under Scrutiny

On May 15, the New York Times published an investigation into the Bureau of Land Management’s Adoption Incentive Program (AIP), which pays individuals to adopt wild horses ($1,000 per animal). Some of these horses are...

Progress Toward Fur-Free Fashion

Around the world, tens of millions of animals are caged in filthy fur farms and subjected to cruel, body-crushing traps each year so their pelts can be turned into luxury fashion items. Fortunately, the global...

States Redouble Attacks on Gray Wolves

Since the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) stripped Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections from gray wolves across most of the country last year, the embattled animals have come under unprecedented attack in several states...