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Wildlife on the Way Out While the World Wildlife Fund Lays a Policy Egg

Posted On: Sep 12, 2020   |   Posted By: Steady State

Wildlife on the Way Out While the World Wildlife Fund Lays a Policy Egg

By Brian Czech
It's been awhile since wildlife-not just a species here or there but wildlife at large-has been front and center in the news. Usually the biggest environmental news pertains to climate change at the global level, or local pollution problems such as lead in the water pipes. “Biodiversity” gained traction as an issue in the 1990s, but seems to have slipped off the public's radar. (When's the last time you saw it in a prominent newspaper headline?)
Rubber pandas and social science at the WWF? Another Living Planet Report leaves us without a clear message on economic growth. (Image: CC BY-SA 2.0 , Credit: DocChewbacca )
“Wildlife,” on the other hand, seems always to be waiting in the political wings. It has plenty of constituents, as evidenced by the millions of members of wildlife organizations including the World Wildlife Fund, National Wildlife Federation, and Defenders of Wildlife. Constituents range from the “hook and bullet” crowd of hunters and fishermen to organizations such as the...

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