Poachers and smugglers try to outwit wildlife conservation officers on a daily basis. Efforts to combat wildlife crime and change these illegal behaviors are the focus of the July/August cover feature of The Wildlife Professional, “Tracking Crime in the Wild.”
A companion article from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service also describes the work of federal agents at ports of entry like Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to help the United States fulfill its commitment to wildlife conservation. It’s a fascinating look at what’s legal and what’s not.
You will also want to read how one woman in British Columbia is working to protect connectivity for grizzly bears in the Kootenay Region. Gillian Sanders works with residents to properly install electric fences to keep the bears from depredating livestock and crops and avoid lethal removal of offending animals.
Is wildlife management really based on science? Five wildlife leaders take on a discussion of this topic, challenging readers to think about how wildlife science influences wildlife policy decision makers.
In Idaho, a group of wildlife biologists is taking steps to save the state’s tiny threatened ground squirrel though strategic habitat restoration activities. And in Arizona and northern Mexico, dedicated wildlife biologists are fighting to save endangered jaguars from poaching. The story of the big cat’s uncertain future is one you won’t want to miss.
You can read these and other articles in our new 64-page issue.
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