Nevada Wildlife Watcher Newsletter
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October 9, 2023 Alert! Proposed Winecup Gamble Ranch Land Exchange would close off public access, threaten critical wildlife habitat, and reserve this huge block of public land which will primarily benefit the ranch over public interest. Wildlife Watchers are strongly encouraged to send emails to Nevada Wildlife Commission.
August 19, 2023 Roxie, our neighborhood raccoon, survives and is out and about with her 4 kits despite her amputated front paw. It’s rewarding to see a neighborhood join together in support and sympathy. This newsletter issue includes some general raccoon facts which hopefully will inspire awe and admiration so well deserved by this indomitable species.
July 30, 2023 Update on trapped raccoon. She chewed off her front paw. This mama raccoon still has kits following her and now she is disabled and in danger of infection. Outrage and grief not only toward the cold-hearted person who set the trap, but toward a system that offers no help in a situation like this.
July 27, 2023 Raccoon trapped in Residential Neighborhood. Yes, it is illegal to set traps in a residential neighborhood. And we are not finding significant help to locate the poor raccoon and take the trap off her leg. We’ll follow this story until we get some help!
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, 2022 – Cleveland 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, 2022 – No 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, 2021– Action 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.