Gumbel, Andrew and John Lichfield
An Ending Made in Hollywood for an Epic Fight Over Foie Gras
"The headlines proclaim that Arnold Schwarzenegger has saved the geese of California from cruelty. But is the ancient delicacy really off the menu?" asks this report for The Independent.
The Shameful and Painful Spotted Owl Saga: Shhoting stripes to save spots
"Spots versus stripes? Which do you prefer? Our federal government prefers spots and is moving forward with a million-dollar-a-year plan to remove 9,000 striped owls from 2.3% of 14 million Western acres of protected spotted owl habitat."
Seeing Spots : The Spotted Owl Fiasco
"Hindsight is 20/20, they say, and sometimes we can get mad enough to see spots. The spotted owl fiasco being a case in point. In February 2003, after completing a 12-month review as required by the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the California spotted owl ... doesn't warrant any protection under the ESA."
Management by Majority: Who should decide if trapping should be banned - the public or wildlife professionals?
From 1970 to 1975, the author was information officer with Massachusetts's Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. This article first appeared in Audubon Magazine, June 1999, and is reproduced with the author's permission. (This article is categorized under Management / Conservation)