Defenders Magazine

Summer 2010

Volume 85, Issue 3

Feature

“It was the most mesmerizing sound that I had ever heard,” David Bolin recalls of listening to wolves howling in Denali National Park. Bolin, a photographer from Black Forest, Colorado, was visiting the iconic Alaska park in September 1995 when he first heard that call of the wild. A decade later, Bolin and his wife were visiting the park again on a snowy January day, and they noticed a group of four or five wolves moving in and out of the woods. The couple spent two or three hours taking pictures of the animals despite the blustery conditions. As the afternoon light was fading, David made this haunting portrait with a long lens attached to his camera.

Articles

Maligned as killing machines, sharks are an essential part of healthy oceans. Millions of sharks are killed every year to fill soup bowls.
These furry engineers play a crucial and largely unrecognized roles in conservation - Eager for Beavers
If you were driving a car toward a cliff, would you step on the gas pedal or hit the brakes? Would you try to stop the car or keep driving, thinking that any injury you sustained would be patched up in the hospital later?
For sea turtles, fish, shorebirds, seabirds, corals, dolphins, whales and other wildlife that live part or all of their lives in the Gulf of Mexico, the unprecedented oil leak is catastrophic.
While the desert may look deserted to some, the land where these companies want to site their projects is often home to species such as the threatened desert tortoise that don’t have other places to go.
A group advising the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agreed on draft wind energy siting recommendations detailing how to avoid sensitive wildlife habitat and decrease the chances of birds and bats being killed by wind turbines.
Wrong Turn for Right Whales, Fishers Gets Traction, Giving Back on Earth Day
This is the heart of wolf country in the West, a place where Defenders of Wildlife is helping ranchers keep both their flocks and resident wolves safe.
The pair of stubby-nose porpoises surfaces as though parting a glossy veil. The vaquitas take a quick gulp of air, and then just as suddenly as they appeared, they sink back into the Sea of Cortez’s murky waters.
Although the supermarket’s canned food aisle may be the closest many Americans have come to a school of tuna, the species is among the oceans’ most fascinating fish.
Wildlife features in Defenders Summer 2010 Magazine: Have Fur, Will Travel; Global Warming National Park?; The High Price Isn’t Always at the Pump; Bycatch Be Gone; Sweet Flowers Lure Ladies
“It was a dark day for polar bears,” says Defenders’ Peter Jenkins, director of international conservation.