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DSC Objects to USFWS Order 219

Arbitrary Decision Impacts Recreational Hunting and Fishing For his last hurrah before departing office, outgoing U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Director Daniel Ashe released USFWS Directors Order 219, expanding the use of nontoxic ammunition [...]

By |February 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

NYT Getting the Story Out

In the aftermath of the Cecil the lion controversy, there have been a number of stories, in print and video, about the benefits of hunting – the direct effect on conservation, the monies raised from [...]

By |February 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Goat Plague Could Bring End for Mongolian Saiga

The saiga antelope, or Saiga tatarica, may have survived for millions of years, but its future looks uncertain. Facing another deadly disease, the critically endangered species could lose up to 80 percent of its remaining [...]

By |February 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Another Legislative Session, Another Battle over Cougar Hunting

Oregon searches for best way to deal with cougar problems Every year, new bills and opposition arise over hunting cougars in Oregon. This session, three bills look to allow Oregon counties the choice to use [...]

By |February 13th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Animals or Cannibals?

In a recent New York Times Science article, “A Family Dinner,” Bill Schutt discusses how researchers have observed cannibalism in thousands of species. Although most common in insects, arachnids and fish, the practice occurs more [...]

By |February 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Second Largest Ivory Market to End in 2017

The State Council of China, the country’s main governing body, has released a four-part plan to close its legal ivory market by the end of 2017. Officials said that these actions should strengthen the protection [...]

By |February 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments