Wolves

Endangered Species Act Caught in Congressional Crosshairs

 Endangered Species Act Caught in Congressional Crosshairs

The most powerful environmental law on Earth, the Endangered Species Act (ESA), is under the gravest assault it has ever faced. Last week I spent time in Washington, DC briefing US congressional leaders on ESA threats and brainstorming about how to safeguard this venerable law.

El Lobo’s Uncertain Future

 El Lobo’s Uncertain Future

In 1977, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) contracted Roy McBride to capture wild Mexican wolves in Mexico to begin a breeding program for this nearly extinct subspecies of gray wolf.

The Carnivore Way: All Who Wander Are Not Lost

 The Carnivore Way: All Who Wander Are Not Lost

Audacious as such dispersals may seem, these peripatetic carnivores can’t help making them. This behavior is imprinted in their DNA, in the shape of their bodies, and in how their minds work. Moreover, they do it with casual grace, as if such heroic dispersals amounted to just another day in their lives.