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August 6, 2022 Chimpanzees in Need – A  Success Story; Southern Nevada Areas Closed to Trapping; Alerts from American Wild Horse Campaign

June 2, 2022 Case against Vaske family for freeing a fox is dismissed; Opportunity to volunteer for American Wild Horse Campaign

May 1, 2022  Nevada anti-trapping coalition; Basic trapping facts for public education; non-target  trappings data.

April 5, 2022 Announcing Nevada Trapping Victim Fund; Roxy’s Law in New Mexico “On April 1, 2022—traps, snares, and poisons were banned on nearly 32 million acres of public lands across the Land of Enchantment.”

March 17, 2022 Action Alert – Family fined more than $700 for compassionate release of fox. Story at KTNV Las Vegas: 13 Investigates Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) delivers citations to a family because of “trapper pressure”.  

March 1, 2022Cleveland Amory “The founding father of the modern animal protection movement”;
Ethical Trapping: An Oxymoron! by Trish Swain; Animal Protection Affiliates take aim at trapping by
Annoula Wylderich; Book Review: Once There  Were Wolves review by Carol Garlington and Martin David; Cheyanne Neuffer is now Nevada Wildlife Engagement Coordinator for WildEarth Guardians

February 1, 2022 – Incidental trapping of Nevada mountain lions – Dr. Donald A. Molde; The Fox Running the Henhouse??? – Dr. Donald A. Molde ; Report from Las Vegas protest against Safari Club International Convention – Stephanie Myers;  Flicker Rescue – Carol Garlington; Urge Secretary of Interior Haaland to protect our wolves

January 1, 2022No winter break for “furbearers” by Trish Swain; A classic time to watch the comings and goings of wildlife by Caron Tayloe; Wild Earth Guardians take on Wildlife Services; Tribute to the late Senator Harry Reid by Trish Swain; Fauna Tomlinson shares insights on reforming Nevada’s wildlife boards, one seat at a time.

December 1, 2021 –  Wildlife Board splits 5-4 against banning wildlife killing contests by Trish Swain; Who is enforcing our wildlife trafficking laws? by Annoula Wylderich; Nevada legislature passed the first state based endangered species law in the nation by Tina Nappe; My mission is to create justice for predators in Wyoming and our country by Kylie Brown

October 24, 2021Action Alert from Project Coyote; Preserving Your Past for the Future by Tina Nappe; Bat Week by Caron Tayloe; So You Want to Help Wildlife? by Therese Campbell; Grateful Skunk by Trish Swain.

 October 1, 2021  –  a report on the emerging Nevada Trapping Coalition by Chris Smith of WildEarth Guardians; mystical and heartfelt snake encounter by Wildlife Watcher Carol Garlington; reflections on success of the Wildlife Trafficking Bill by Dr. Cathy Smith; the story as only Dr. Karen Layne can tell it: her years spent as a minority voice on the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners; the tragic situation of Nevada Black Bears by Kathryn Bricker, Executive Director of No Bear Hunt Nevada.

September 1, 2021 – Reno City Council will consider resolution to ban Wildlife Killing Contests Sep. 8, 2021;  Link to recording of webinar Trapping in Nevada  hosted by Wild Earth Guardians; Reflections on wildlife by some Wildlife Watchers;  Anthropomorphism: An Innate Human Tendency – by Trish Swain.

August 1, 2021 – Preparing for August 6 hearing on Wildlife Killing Contests. Caron passes editorship to Trish. Hoping subscribers will submit writing about wildlife, why they hold Nature and animals dear, what inspired them. Disturbing: photos from killing contests; disrespectful lingo.

May 19, 2021 – Happy Spring to all of those who hold wildlife so dear. Wildlife is out in abundance! In this issue we will discuss some of the “bluebirds” in Nevada; recognize a few reptiles; and see commentary by Trish Swain on the ranching aspect of the “regulatory capture” of our public agencies and lawmakers that continues to affect Nevada wildlife decisions.

March 1, 2021 – All About Coyotes: the threats they face; the reasons Wildlife Watchers values, admires and stands for their protection. Wildlife Watcher profile: Fauna Tomlinson.

January 1, 2021 – Happy New Year to all of you Nevada wildlife lovers! In this issue we will highlight the benefits of road overpasses (and some underpasses) for wildlife; highlight a Nevada wildlife watcher and prolific activist: Annoula  Wylderich; follow up on the petition regarding the use of dogs in bear hunts; and a commentary on science in wildlife management. 

November 1, 2020This last newsletter for 2020 is a commentary from Caron Tayloe all about Black Bears! In this newsletter she discusses black bears and efforts to help conserve and protect them; then one of the biggest wildlife killing schemes ever developed in the history of Nevada.
You guessed it….the bear hunt in Nevada.

October 1, 2020 – Great American Outdoors Act signed; Wildlife Watcher profile: Trish Swain and the iconic raccoon; Who should make decisions about wildlife; How to help wildlife

September 1, 2020 –  Definition of a wildlife watcher; Wildlife Watcher profile: Dr. Don Molde; Bobcats under siege; How to help wildlife; Nevada Dept. of Wildlife (NDOW) Webinars: learn about our magnificent and varied wildlife