Do Feral Dogs Threaten Argali?

Argali are the largest wild sheep on the planet. Inhabiting areas ranging from the Gobi Desert to the Himalayas, these massive mountain ungulates are prized by hunters seeking high adventure. However, a study conducted in the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia shows the lowest of predators threatens these great animals.

DOI’s Continued Commitment to Conservation

Funds Approved for Wetland Conservation The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, chaired by Secretary Bernhardt, approved more than $130 million in public and private funding for various wetland conservation projects on Sept. 10. The Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and its partners will use the funds to conserve or restore more than 157,000 acres of wetland […]

NZ Hunting Organizations Express Dismay with Government Tahr Plan

In late June, various community stakeholders and hunters in New Zealand called for an injunction to stop Department of Conservation’s plan to cull all tahr in New Zealand National Parks. Although the injunction was granted in mid-July, the resulting Tahr Control Operation Plan has not reflected the science-backed policies that were already established in the […]

Scientists Call for Shift in Global Food System, Not Wildlife Trade Ban

The coronavirus pandemic has brought new attention onto wildlife trade and markets. But, the concerns are not only that a wildlife market ban would be costly to both people and wildlife, but also that the true driver of the emergence of infectious diseases is being completely overlooked. A new study in World Development Journal recognizes […]