Biodiversity loss in our Southwestern deserts is part of a larger global trend. Wildlife “management” is making this worse.
NOTE: Originally appeared on WSJ.com September 30, 2014:
By GAUTAM NAIK
Analysis by WWF and Others Was Based on Thousands of Species in Rivers, on Land and at Sea
EARTH: A New Wild takes a fresh look at humankind’s relationship to the planet’s wildest places and most fascinating species. Produced by National Geographic Studios in association with Passion Planet, the series is hosted by Dr. M. Sanjayan, leading conservation scientist, who takes viewers on a stunning visual journey to explore how humans are inextricably woven into every aspect of the planet’s natural systems.
Every month we edit 5,000 game photos from 13 cameras across the Circle Ranch. We have many species, and large animal numbers, as these photos show. The idea that these animals “compete” or otherwise “harm” each other, or their habitat, is contradicted by massive photographic evidence accumulated over many years. These pictures were taken in late summer 2014.
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