Wildlife For All is a national campaign to reform state wildlife management to be more ecologically-driven, democratic, and compassionate.

 

  • Ecologically-driven, because that is what is needed to protect species and ecosystems in the face of a global extinction crisis.
  • Democratic, because wildlife is a public trust and everyone should have a voice in wildlife decisions.
  • Compassionate, because wild animals deserve to be treated humanely and with respect.

Wildlife For All is a national campaign to reform state wildlife management to be more ecologically-driven, democratic, and compassionate.

  • Ecologically-driven, because that is what is needed to protect species and ecosystems in the face of a global extinction crisis.
  • Democratic, because wildlife is a public trust and everyone should have a voice in wildlife decisions.
  • Compassionate, because wild animals deserve to be treated humanely and with respect.

Wildlife For All

Wildlife For All is a national campaign to reform state wildlife management to be more ecologically-driven, democratic, and compassionate.

  • Ecologically-driven, because that is what is needed to protect species and ecosystems in the face of a global extinction crisis.
  • Democratic, because wildlife is a public trust and everyone should have a voice in wildlife decisions.
  • Compassionate, because wild animals deserve to be treated humanely and with respect.

 

August 2022 Newsletter

August 2022 Newsletter

From the Desk of the Executive Director: What is conservation? Wildlife for All brings reform message to prestigious science conference, Did You Know: R3 efforts, Out Coalition Partner: Project Coyote, Monthly memberships

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Roadblocks to good wildlife management: beavers could be the answer to flooding and drought issues caused by climate change

Roadblocks to good wildlife management: beavers could be the answer to flooding and drought issues caused by climate change

With climate change transforming the American West, an industrious mammal could help mitigate some of the worst of the coming drought and flooding crises. The West is getting drier in the dry season and more prone to flooding in the wet season. Beavers could well be a relatively low-cost part of resiliency efforts. As natural ecosystem engineers, these largest-of-North-America’s rodents “increase water storage in ponds and surrounding floodplains, thus slowing winter flows, increasing riparian and meadow water availability and extending stream flow up to six weeks into dry summer seasons.”

Read more at Daily Jstor

Op-Ed: It’s Time to Decouple Wildlife Conservation From the Gun Lobby’s Agenda

Op-Ed: It’s Time to Decouple Wildlife Conservation From the Gun Lobby’s Agenda

Op-Ed in Truthout by Wildlife for All’s Executive Director, Kevin Bixby

It’s time to get guns out of wildlife conservation.

The firearms industry and state wildlife agencies have been joined at the hip since Congress passed the Pittman-Robertson (PR) Act in 1937. The law redirected an existing federal tax on firearms and ammunition to the states to help restore depleted game populations. The model worked as intended for years, but nonhunting gun buyers have far surpassed hunters as the main source of PR Act funds. At a time of rising gun violence, when there are more guns in the U.S. than people, does it make any sense to be using public funds to encourage more gun use?

Read more at Truthout

Editorial: Why does NM give elk-hunt permits to private landowners, fire commissioners who question the status quo?

Editorial: Why does NM give elk-hunt permits to private landowners, fire commissioners who question the status quo?

By Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board

This editorial looks at the current flawed system in which New Mexico Game and Fish Commissioners are appointed and removed by the Governor with little to no oversight. This year, two commissioners were dismissed because their positions clashed with those of the governor. All appointed commissioners are supposed to by confirmed by the state Senate, although that has not happened in recent years.  “The system is stacked so the only qualification to serve is showing fealty to the governor rather than making independent decisions about a resource you’re entrusted to manage and protect on behalf of the residents of New Mexico. That has to change.”

Read more at Albuquerque Journal

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