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  • Underworld

    In a dark, narrow storm drain below the border town of Douglas, Ariz., eight illegal immigrants drowned in the summer of 1997

  • Apprehension

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Officer John Schaefer is one of only two officers patrolling the 860,000 acres of Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, a thoroughfare for illegal immigrants and armed drug smugglers

  • Perseverance

    Illegal border crossers face a dangerous journey filled with heat, dust, flies and thirst, and always the danger of capture and deportation

  • Hope

    After 16 years of living in the shadows in Pasco, Wash., Wendy and Erendira Santana finally win legal residency

  • Critter contraceptives

    Critter contraceptives

    Scientists are working on effective birth control methods for wild animals.

  • The ugly economy of killing wildlife

    Lisa Upson and Wendy Keefover-Ring believe that Wildlife Services’ predator control program is ugly, ineffective, inhumane and indiscriminate.

  • Predator control looks a lot different on the ground

    Bonnie Kline says Wildlife Services, the federal agency in charge of predator control, helps keep rural economies alive.

  • Heard Around the West

    Who stops for pedestrians?; rude coyotes in Phoenix; Starbucks in Saudi Arabia; America’s public-lands birthright – NOT; bear-(and human)-resistant Dumpsters in Vail

  • Politics, prejudice and predators

    In Predatory Bureaucracy, Michael J. Robinson traces the history of the U.S. Biological Survey, particularly its war on wolves

  • Remembering those forgotten in the desert

    In his book, The Devil’s Highway, Luis Alberto Urrea tells the tragic story of a group of poor immigrants who tried to get to a better life, and died in the Arizona desert

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