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Wolves and Animal Protection

In the middle of December 2014, U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell reversed a 2012 decision of the US Fish and Wildlife Service that declared wolves were fully recovered in the midwestern Great Lakes region. Because of that decision management of … Continue reading

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The Outdoor Cat. Two Years On

Two years ago today I gave a keynote on the ethical dimensions of managing outdoor cats. It was to The Outdoor Cat, the first international conference to take up the conservation and welfare considerations of companion, community and feral cats. … Continue reading

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Ethics and Barred Owls in Conservation Magazine

Warren Cornwall has written an excellent article on the ethics of managing barred owls for Conservation magazine — There Will Be Blood. The article focuses on the moral conundrum of choosing the flourishing of a species over the well being … Continue reading

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Coyotes: We Can’t Kill Our Way to Conservation

Reposted from the blog of the Center for Urban Resilience. In late September 2014, the California city of Seal Beach ignited a controversy by adopting a proposal to trap and kill coyotes. To date several coyotes have been killed with … Continue reading

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Urban Ecology and Hope

Last week my colleague Erik Strauss gave a talk on urban ecology as as part of a seminar series, “The Urban Ecosystem of Los Angeles: A Discussion of Our Cities Future”. Eric is Presidential Professor of Biology at Loyola Marymount … Continue reading

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