Bipartisanship Once Took Flight—To Protect Birds
by Will McLean Greeley
Senator George McLean's successful effort to pass the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, one of the most important conservation laws in American history, reflected two virtues in short supply in Washington today: bipartisan cooperation and humility.
SOURCE: Washington Post
The Real Story Behind "Cocaine Bear"
The real story of "Pablo Escobear" involves far less action by the bear and much more by a ring of smugglers during the cocaine boom of the 1980s.
SOURCE: The New Republic
If a Biotech Firm Can Revive the Woolly Mammoth, There's No Law Stopping Them
Governments are entirely unprepared to respond to the potential of private companies to produce de-extinction of wildlife.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
Does DNA Clear Up the Origin Story of Chincoteague Horses?
Investigations of the origins of the wild horses of the mid-Atlantic coast remain inconclusive with respect to the horses, but they do demonstrate the human capacity to invest in a romantic narrative.
SOURCE: Seattle Times
Seattle's Audubon Chapter to Rename, Distance from Namesake's Racist Views
“The shameful legacy of the real John James Audubon, not the mythologized version, is antithetical to the mission of this organization and its values,” said Claire Catania, executive director of the Seattle chapter, in a statement.
SOURCE: Bloomberg CityLab
Peter Algona: How Cities Became Accidental Wildlife Havens
Algona's book traces the history of land use decisions that inadvertently allowed species, particularly the coyote, to spread across the United States even as the nation became more urbanized.
What's in the Infrastructure Plan for Animals?
Collisions between wildlife and vehicles are bad for animals and dangerous and costly to people and governments, too. The United States may take steps to catch up with technology to mitigate them.
SOURCE: Public Books
When Nature is Valued over Human Life
A review of Jacob S. T. Dlamini’s "Safari Nation: A Social History of Kruger National Park" examines how the government of South Africa used tourism promotion to justify the establishment of its apartheid regime.
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
Trump is Rolling back Protections for Migratory Birds. That’s a Problem
by Kristoffer Whitney
Relaxing regulations protecting migratory birds has potentially serious environmental consequences and throws out decades of science-driven activism.
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