Articles About Wildlife

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

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...

Tiger King Cohorts Collared

The major players perpetuating the big cat trade in the United States are a small network of eccentric individuals who have been profiting off animal suffering for decades. The hit Netflix series Tiger King: Murder...

Forest Elephant Conservation Has High Economic Value

Forest elephant populations throughout Central and West Africa have declined from 700,000 to 100,000 animals over the past several decades, primarily due to poaching and habitat loss. In Central Africa alone, scientists have reported a...

Elephants Nearly Eliminated in Ivory Coast

One hundred years ago, Côte d’Ivoire—a nation that takes its name from the once-flourishing ivory trade that ran through its ports—was home to between 3,000 and 5,000 forest elephants. Today, according to a study by...

California Clamps Down on Rodenticides

In September, California enacted a law placing a moratorium on the use of second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs) until new restrictions are adopted to better protect wildlife from these highly toxic chemicals. The law also bans...

AWI Continues Campaign to Reform Wildlife Services Program

In 2019, Wildlife Services killed 2.2 million animals, including 1.2 million native wildlife species, according to data released in October 2020. AWI is co-leading a coalition of organizations working to ensure that this US Department...