Items by Craig Welch

The Butterfly Sting
The Butterfly Sting
How a federal wildlife agent brought down one of the world's most notorious insect thieves.
A poacher's menagerie
A poacher's menagerie
Some of the more dramatic recent arrests involving wildlife trafficking in the Western U.S. are briefly described.
Park to scientists: Shut up!
Park Service scientists charge that the park suppressed research on grizzlies and elk foraging.
Are bears counted twice?
A National Park Service scientist complains that there are no reliable statistics on grizzly populations in Yellowstone.
The plan in brief
The National Park Service's plan for grizzly recovery in Yellowstone is summarized.
Grizzly recovery plan could doom bears, critics say
Environmentalists and wildlife biologists criticize a Forest Service plan to manage grizzlies in Yellowstone.