AWI Quarterly » 2014 Fall

AWI and Wildearth guardians plan to sue the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Wildlife Services program over the program’s failure to take steps to ensure that its activities do not harm endangered ocelots. On September 3 the two groups, through their legal representative, the Western Environmental Law Center, gave USDA the required 60-day notice of intent to sue.
Recent events have moved domestic violence out of the shadows and into public consciousness where it can be addressed as the serious crime that it is. But still hidden from view is an all-too-real obstacle many survivors face when trying to leave their abusive partners: the fear that those partners will harm or kill their companion animals.
Slayed in Iceland: The commercial hunting and international trade in endangered fin whales is the result of a joint investigation into Iceland’s fin whaling industry by AWI, the Environmental Investigation Agency, and WDC-Whale and Dolphin Conservation. The report provides an in-depth look at the hunt for the majestic fin whale, the second largest animal on earth.
The number of humans on Earth has risen dramatically over the past two centuries, and our population—now over 7 billion—continues to grow. Meanwhile, we are consuming more per capita than ever before.
EARTH A New Wild is an upcoming series that will air on PBS and document a five-year, global journey, capturing encounters between wild animals and the people who live and work among them. The five episodes focus on different habitats and aspects of human-wildlife interactions: Home, Plains, Forests, Ocean and Water.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has postponed its decision on listing the northern long-eared bat as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) until April 2015. The decision was originally due this past October (see Summer 2014 AWI Quarterly), but USFWS capitulated to objections from industry groups and several state natural resource agencies.