Articles About Wildlife

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

Study Examines Pandemic Potential of Climate Change

COVID-19—the most recent example of a zoonotic pathogen causing a global pandemic—continues to claim human lives, even as vaccines and other strategies return us to some semblance of normalcy. However, as many as 10,000 other...

New Hope to Solve an Old Threat for Hawaiian Birds

by Chris Farmer, PhD, Hawai‘i Program Director, American Bird Conservancy, and Lisa “Cali” Crampton, PhD, Project Leader, Kaua‘i Forest Bird Recovery Project The Hawaiian Islands are full of astounding beauty and an incredible diversity of...

Flu Outbreak Fells Wild Horses in Holding Facility

Since April, over 140 wild horses have died from influenza exacerbated by a bacterial infection at a Colorado holding facility in Cañon City in what is thought to be the largest disease outbreak in the...

COVID-19 Mink Variant Infecting Humans

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has now confirmed four cases of humans infected with a variant of the coronavirus originating in farmed mink during an outbreak in Eaton County, Michigan, in late 2020...

Red Wolf Births Boost Chances for Species

As spring brought budding trees and new shoots to Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina, it also brought renewed hope for the survival of the red wolf, the most critically endangered canid in...

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...