The November/December issue of The Wildlife Professional

Still Alive: On its 50th anniversary, the Endangered Species Act may be more relevant—and controversial—than ever

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When the Endangered Species Act passed 50 years ago, it received nearly unanimous support. Today, the act has legions of both supporters and critics, and it’s seen its share of successes and challenges. The November/December issue of The Wildlife Professional takes a look at the past half-century of this cornerstone of conservation legislation and glimpses into what the future may hold.

Other articles look at what last summer’s heat wave may tell us about climate change, how a better birdcage can capture nuisance starlings, amping up biosecurity to protect herps from disease, reaching underrepresented students with immersive experiences, and becoming a better biologist—by bartending.

We also take a look at TWS’ 2023 award winners.

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Header Image: The San Clemente Bell’s sparrow is among the most recent species removed from Endangered Species Act protections. Credit: Susan Meiman