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NEW BISON RANGE-TRIBAL PACT VULNERABLE TO LEGAL CHALLENGE

Latest Version Does Not Cure Earlier Violations While New Creating Ones

NEW BISON RANGE TRIBAL AGREEMENT REPEATS SAME OLD MISTAKES

Employee Comments Detail Why New Agreement Will Work to Refuge Detriment

FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE SUED OVER SCIENTIFIC FRAUD DOCUMENTS

Records Show Why Director Did Not Act After Investigations Proved Misconduct

REFUGE OIL & GAS DRILLING REGULATIONS ON VERY SLOW TRACK

After Years, Fish & Wildlife Service Still Unprepared to Propose Specific Safeguards

FEDERAL MANAGERS NAILED FOR AIDING POLLUTER

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Leadership Yet to Remedy Scientific Misconduct

CORMORANT SLAUGHTER REAUTHORIZATION ON AUTOPILOT

Feds Consider No Alternates to Killing 43,000 Double-Crested Cormorants Annually

FROM WOLVES TO BEETLES – FISH & WILDLIFE SCIENCE TARNISHED

Service Manufactures Scientific Studies to Support Politically Negotiated Deals

GRAY WOLF PEER REVIEW PANEL PURGED BY AGENCY

Fish & Wildlife Service Forces Contractor to Axe Scientists Due to Sign-On Letter

WOLF DELISTING SCIENTIFIC SHELL GAME BEGINS

Contract for Quick Limited Peer Review Designed to Give Illusion of Impartiality

POLITICS DOMINATED WOLF DE-LISTING MEETINGS

Science Was Afterthought in Developing Preferred Alternatives for Wolf Recovery

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White Papers
Swan DiveTrumpeter Swan Restoration Trumped by Politics (August 2001)
Swan Dive traces how the declining prospects for the survival of Greater Yellowstone's trumpeter swans have intertwined with decisions by the agencies charged with ensuring their survival. Unfortunatley, these decisions have imperiled this last native nesting population of trumpeters in the lower 48 states. more >>

Sitting DucksUSFWS Assaults the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (June 1998)
According to its own law enforcement personnel, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is bowing to intense political pressure to allow unethical hunting techniques, principally baiting, which they believe will facilitate detrimental over-harvesting of migratory game birds. The Special Agents are outraged by what they see as their agency's retreat from strong enforcement against hunting practices which contradict the principles of fair chase and damage the very resource whose survival makes recreational hunting possible. more >>

Grizzly ScienceGrizzly Bear Biology in the Greater Yellowstone (October 1997)
Experts from various state and federal agencies chronicle the conflict between the practice of wildlife biology and the reality of bureaucratic politics within public resource agencies of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Their professional experiences exhibit common problems of bureaucratic dysfunction, including suppression of science, falsification of information, and harassment of those working to ensure the survival of the grizzly bear. more >>

Noah's Ark is LeakingThe Department of Interior Abandons International Species Protection (May 1997)
The FWS has abandoned its legal obligation to protect international threatened and endangered species. There has been a decade-long de facto moratorium on the listing of foreign species. Commercial interests abuse the process by importing rare animals. more >>

Tarnished TrophiesThe Department of Interior's Wild Sheep Loophole (October 1996)
According to its own specialists, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is driving protected foreign game species to extinction through the illegal issuance of permits to import game trophies. Despite mandates to enforce both the Endangered Species Act and international conservation treaties, the Assistant Directorate for International Affairs (AIA) within the Fish & Wildlife Service is promoting importation of sports-hunted trophies of threatened and, in some cases, endangered species. more >>

Surveys
2005  Politics Trumps Science At U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

1998  U.S. Fish & Wildlife Law Enforcement Survey

Other PEER Activities
Craig Manson for Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks

PEER Campaign: Scientific Integrity