"Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius."
Edward O. Wilson
You may never see a black-footed ferret. Or a Mexican gray wolf. Or a California condor.
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Before leaving for its August recess, the US House of Representatives spent several days debating a bill to fund the Department of Interior and Environmental Protection Agency for fiscal 2012, which includes 40 or so provisions blocking various environmental regulations, but that debate is unlikely to resume when lawmakers return next week, a top House . . . → Read More: Most Interior/EPA riders likely to drop from omnibus appropriations bill
The embattled Mexican gray wolf’s future is at last looking a little brighter by Tim Vanderpool You needn’t wander far into the hill country along the Arizona-New Mexico line, nor linger long among its rustic country stores and rural diners, before you’ll soon hear about the wolf. That would be the Mexican gray wolf, reintroduced here in 1998 and serving as the whipping boy for anti-government sentiment in this deeply conservative region ever since. Such animus has resulted in the poaching of wolves and unexplained disappearances. It has prompted artificial boundaries beyond which wolves are not allowed to roam—lest they be removed—and led to a dysfunctional management regime that seemed doomed from the get-go. READ MORE at http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/recall-of-the-wild/Content?oid=3144589 . . . → Read More: Recall of the Wild