Articles About Wildlife

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

Eagles Poisoned at High Rates by Lead Ammunition

A recently published study in the journal Science (Slabe et al., 2022) documented alarmingly high levels of lead in bald and golden eagle populations across the United States. Nearly half of the animals tested from...

Big Trouble for the Great Bear

The grizzly bear—sometimes referred to as the “great bear”—is a study in contrasts: powerful yet vulnerable, long-studied but mysterious, admired and feared. Grizzlies have inhabited North America for tens of thousands of years, persisting through...

AWI Aids Wildlife Impacted by Australian Fires

The wildfires that raged across Australia in late 2019 and early 2020 were unprecedented in scope and severity. Nearly 3 billion animals, it is estimated, were killed or displaced, including numerous young wombats. Many were...

Court Restores Federal Protections for Gray Wolves

In a much-needed win for gray wolves, a federal court recently scrapped a rule issued by the US Fish and Wildlife Service in 2020 that removed Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections from wolves across most...

Parliamentary Report Condemns Current Kangaroo Management

In October, Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) Parliament published a blistering report entitled Health and wellbeing of kangaroos and other macropods in New South Wales, taking to task the NSW government for serious issues regarding...

Building Back a Better Climate

This is part two of a two-part series. In our previous issue, we described the devastating impacts that a warming planet is having on wildlife and its habitat. Here, we examine initiatives the Biden administration...

AWI Funds Innovative Wildlife Science

Since 2007, the Christine Stevens Wildlife Award, named after AWI’s late founder and long-time president, has provided over $900,000 in grants in total to over 85 award recipients to support innovative research to humanely study...