Category Archives: wildlife

Ranchers and Oil Industry demand the right to destroy everything for a profit. Government agrees. Win-Win?

So, ranchers and oil companies have destroyed 80% of the habitat of the lesser prairie chicken and want the other 20%? Greedy much? And the county government serves the money, not the public and certainly not the creatures that lived … Continue reading

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Let the wolves into El Malpais

If wolves can survive in El Malpais, let them in. Those of us who hike in that area would love the chance to see them. Gray wolf breeding pair released in Arizona | Albuquerque Journal News The U.S. Fish and … Continue reading

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Slaughtering wild creatures is “cruel and moronic” — and barbaric

In New Mexico, we have coyote slaughters by similar morons. 10,000 Birds | Rip Van Winkle’s Crow Killing Contest The “Crow Down” is a “hunting contest” where both adults and children slaughter as many crows as they possibly can in … Continue reading

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The Hunting Industry is out-of-control

Letters to the editor | ABQJournal Online Industry corrupts hunting RE: MARCH 5 OP-ED from the NM Council of Outfitters and guides I agree with one assertion from the executive director of the New Mexico Council of Outfitters and Guides: … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Merlin

Just this morning, as I walked Luke to the park, I thought about how we didn’t see our usual merlin (falcon) this winter. In years past, it occupied a particular telephone pole top almost every late afternoon from October to … Continue reading

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Monarch butterflies drop, migration may disappear | ABQJournal Online

Life on earth will be so much poorer when the monarch butterflies are gone, when the polar bears are gone, when the oceans are dead. Exterminated by humankind, nature’s biggest mistake. Monarch butterflies drop, migration may disappear | ABQJournal Online … Continue reading

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The slack-jawed bird-gawker in Belize …

… stalking the Tawdry Motmot and Malodorous Blackbird We made our first trip to Belize recently, staying there 9 nights. For five nights, we were in a jungle eco-lodge near the Guatemalan border. Three nights were spent in a luxurious … Continue reading

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Keep your dogs on leash

Remarkably, people who let their dogs run free also tend to be very belligerent about their “right” to violate laws and to behave recklessly and dangerously. Keep your dogs on leashes or take them to dog parks. Period. Group questions … Continue reading

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Trapping is loathsome

The following link leads to a story about an effort to remove a leg trap and the Kafka-esque reaction of a game warden. 10,000 Birds | Shutting Your Trap The states which have essentially banned leghold traps are Florida, Rhode … Continue reading

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I-70 Wild Byway | Growing a Bridge

This is a very cool idea: an Interstate overpass for wildlife. Much better than sending them under the road through a dark, wet tunnel. I-70 Wild Byway | Growing a Bridge Colorado is ready to grow its first vegetated wildlife … Continue reading

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Poll Shows Residents of NM and AZ Overwhelmingly Support Restoration of Mexican Gray Wolves in the Wild | New Mexico Wilderness Alliance

Poll Shows Residents of NM and AZ Overwhelmingly Support Restoration of Mexican Gray Wolves in the Wild | New Mexico Wilderness Alliance 87% of voters in both states agree that wolves are a “vital part of America’s wilderness and natural … Continue reading

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Who is behind the Alamosa Land Institute? #abqbosque

Alamosa Land Institute is prominently listed on the Planning Team for remaking the Albuquerque Bosque. Who are they? Everyone else on the team is an architectural or construction firm. Do we need to know more than that to judge this … Continue reading

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We know “improving access” to the Bosque hurts it

Protect our Bosque from the Proposed Rio Grande Vision Plan / Hawks Aloft Inc. Hawks Aloft Blog Protect our Bosque from the Proposed Rio Grande Vision Plan September 4th, 2013 It is not often that we, at Hawks Aloft, take … Continue reading

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Help Preserve the Rio Grande Bosque in Albuquerque

From Gail Garber, director of Hawks Aloft: I am writing to you to request your help in protecting and preserving the Rio Grande bosque within the Albuquerque City Limits. Although Hawks Aloft has not often taken an activist role in … Continue reading

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