Wildlife officials are weighing new rules at Skyway Fishing Pier to reduce bird entanglement

St. PETERSBURG — Florida wildlife officials are weighing new rules for hunters at Skyway Fishing Pier State Park after thousands of birds got stuck in fishing gear over the past two years. Since January 2021, at least 3,300 seabirds have required rescue from the pier after they were tied or wrapped in fishing gear at … Read more

Lisa Jablow: In the Fish and Wildlife Survey, nearly two-thirds of Vermonters oppose trapping

This comment was written by Lisa Jablow, a Brattleboro resident. The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife recently conducted a survey about Vermonts’ attitudes toward trapping. Documents obtained through a public records request show that the department seemed more interested in advancing a pro-detention agenda than in truly understanding the public’s attitudes. Despite this bias, … Read more

Crew poaching caught in California by Fish and Wildlife in Card Reprint Scheme

Six people are in custody and authorities are looking for a seventh after California Fish and Wildlife rangers busted an alleged multi-year poaching ring that involved a local grocery market co-op. Dubbed the E-Bike Crew, they are a group of six men believed to be responsible for dozens of illegal killings of local wildlife. Ventura … Read more

Brenna Galdenzi: Once again, Fish & Wildlife is unwilling to look at the cruelty of trapping

This comment was written by Brenna Galdenzi of Stowe, President of Protect Our Wildlife. In the most recent legislative session, Vermonters were excited by the prospect of a bill, S. 201, that would ban the use of leg traps. I testified on the bill and was overjoyed at the amount of public support the bill … Read more

WSDOT builds wildlife crossings over I-90 near Snoqualmie Pass

When animals become isolated, they can lose genetic diversity making them less resistant to diseases and changes in their environment. EASTON, WA — The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) began phase three of construction this year on a 15-mile stretch of Interstate 90 between Hiack and Easton that will include new wildlife crossings. The … Read more

Pathan Pastoral Vision

Environmentalism is a word that is often misunderstood these days – someone who espouses wildlife protection is seen as elitist oblivious to the plight of hill-dwellers who face the brunt of human-animal conflicts. As a result, many of the Greens were in the back, fearing a public reaction, and some even jumped to the other … Read more

Wildlife expert who directs the Dallas Coyote Management Program

Photo by Julia Cartwright. Please do not feed the animals What you do know for sure is that wolves like to live among people, especially when they associate a human with a food source. “It makes them want to hang out.” And this turns into a habit for the animals and their offspring. “People who … Read more

Wildlife Control: Grizzly Bear Management

This story is excerpted from MT Lowdown, a weekly newsletter with original reporting and analysis published every Friday. In anticipation of eventual delisting, the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department made a proposal to direct the management of grizzly bears in Montana, which is home to more than half of the under-48 grizzlies. In an … Read more

What happens to cold-blooded wildlife in cold weather?

The entire country is bracing for record low temperatures this week as the winter solstice approaches. While most northern states have passed their worst, some southern states are still waiting out Winter Storm Elliott. Temperatures in the Deep South are expected to drop into the teens Thursday night, which could spell disaster for fish, reptiles, … Read more