All That is Protected Does Not Thrive

The following is a rebuttal/explanation of what was written in a National Wildlife Federation publication about species and extinction. The rebuttal was written by Dr. Valerius Geist. ~~~~~~~ Dear _____, I had not seen this particular announcement, but it does not surprise me. This is part and parcel of the same phenomenon: the belief in […]

Rare Wolf or Common Coyote? It Shouldn’t Matter, But It Does

The Canadian government has spent more than 10 years deliberating over whether Algonquin wolves are a unique species. In a key decision on June 14, they decided they were and listed them as “threatened,” which makes it illegal to hunt them. But last month, new genetic research in the journal Evolutionary Genetics asserted just the opposite. That study suggests that between 50 and […]