Articles About Wildlife

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

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...

Wildlife Research Grants Available from AWI

AWI is now accepting applications for its 2021 Christine Stevens Wildlife Award grant program. Established in 2006 and named in honor of the organization’s late founder and long-time president, this grant program provides grants each...

A Call to Phase Out Mink Farms

Ever wonder where the fur in that celebrity’s designer parka came from? Chances are, it came from a terrified mink in a tiny cage. About 85 percent of the fur used in coats, scarves, wraps...

Using Acoustics to Reduce Avian Collisions with Tall Structures

Billions of birds fatally collide with human-made structures each year. These mortalities have consequences for avian population viability and the conservation of endangered species. This source of human-wildlife conflict also places economic and operational constraints...