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Washington State to Kill Pack of Endangered Gray Wolves

OPEN LETTER to the Department of Fish & Wildlife in response to the decision to kill an entire pack of endangered wolves in Washington State. Director, Jim Unsworth: director@dfw.wa.gov     Dear Mr. Unsworth, I read about this motion to completely exterminate a pack of […]

Photo Courtesy of Cheetah Conservation Botswana

The New Puppy

Great news from Botswana! Following this incident on the Flattery’s farm in the Ghanzi District of Botswana where jackals were killing off sheep and other predators were about in the region, the farmers are trying a new method other than hunting. Take a look at […]

Botswana: When Predators & Farmers Collide

As seen in National Geographic: These people work hard out here; the conservationists, the farmers, everyone.  The hot days of October dictate an early rise to reach the far-flung locations that entail research, data gathering and community outreach. I’m in the central Kalahari region, just […]

Me & a gentle giant, the Anatolian Shepherd livestock guard dog

The Livestock Guard Dogs

I attended a talk by Dr. Laurie Marker of the Cheetah Conservation Fund on her US speaking tour at the Oakland California Zoo where she discussed the program to donate livestock guarding dogs to local farmers. The giant dog in this picture is the Anatolian […]