Articles About Wildlife

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

Aiming to End Wildlife Killing Contests

Wildlife killing contests are organized events in which participants kill animals for money, prizes, entertainment, and other inducements, with “winners” recognized in categories such as the number, weight, and size of animals killed. The contests...

IUCN Offers Grim Assessment of African Elephants

Based on genetic research and the latest status assessment of African elephants, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has formally split the species into forest and savanna elephants and designated them as critically...

Red Wolves Released into Wild in North Carolina

In late April and early May, four adult captive red wolves were released into the Red Wolf Recovery Area in eastern North Carolina, and four red wolf pups born in captivity were fostered to a...

Wildlife Services Kills Less (but a Lot) in 2020

The US Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program trapped, shot, and poisoned more than 430,000 native animals last year, including hundreds of wolves, bears, and mountain lions, thousands of foxes, more than 25,000 beavers, and...

Administration Shows Early Enthusiasm for Wildlife Protection

The president and the executive branch hold enormous sway in setting US wildlife policy—from signing (or vetoing) wildlife-related legislation, to issuing orders and regulations that enhance (or remove) protections for wildlife and habitat, to nominating...

Humane Control of Gray Squirrels in the UK

In the United Kingdom, gray squirrels are an exotic species, first introduced in the 1870s. While the gray squirrel population has grown to an estimated 2.7 million, native red squirrels have declined from a reported...

Efforts to Weaken Migratory Bird Protections on Hold

In the former administration’s final days, the US Fish and Wildlife Service published a rule that weakens the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) by no longer penalizing individuals and corporations for the “incidental” killing of...