Fish and Wildlife Service

News Releases

POLITICS DOMINATED WOLF DE-LISTING MEETINGS

Science Was Afterthought in Developing Preferred Alternatives for Wolf Recovery

THREE RARE FLORIDA PANTHERS PERISH IN ONE WEEK

With 19 Deaths So Far This Year, 2012 Could Become Deadliest on Record

FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE ACQUITS ITSELF ON MEXICAN WOLF SCIENCE

Cursory Findings by FWS Official Prompt Calls for Independent Scientific Review

POLITICAL MUDWRESTLING ON MEXICAN WOLF SCIENCE

Documents Show Bargaining to Shape Scientific Findings to Meet Political Ends

POLITICS MOLEST MEXICAN WOLF SCIENCE

Improper Pressure to Lower Recovery Threshold for Wolf Numbers and Habitat Size

TWO RARE FLORIDA PANTHER KILLED THIS WEEK; 11 SO FAR THIS YEAR

Latest Panther-on-Panther Deaths Reflect Shrinking Habitat for Territorial Cats

FEDERAL WILDLIFE AGENCY FLAYS JERSEY POMPTON LAKES PLAN

Fish & Wildlife Service Conditions Restructure Cleanup and Spur Damage Payments

MANATEE SAFEGUARD LIMITS UNDERMINE EFFECTIVENESS

Pending Kings Bay Manatee Refuge Long Overdue But May Be Too Little Too Late

FLORIDA PANTHERS DYING AT A RECORD RATE

Conservation Groups Launch Appeal to Win Critical Habitat for Endangered Cat

OFFICIAL ABETTING FLORIDA ECO-TRAIN WRECK GETS PROMOTED

Fish & Wildlife Service Gives “Litigation Magnet” National Endangered Species Slot

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