RECENT POSTS - April 2020
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Open Letter to World Health Organization and United Nations Environment Programme
The Wild Sheep Foundation joined an international coalition of wildlife and habitat conservation organizations in sending a unified message to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Environment Programme. The letter encourages equitable and sustainable solutions when formulating new global policies to improve human and planetary health when addressing future zoonotic pandemics. The message addresses potential overreaction and shortsighted indiscriminate bans on wildlife trade and consumption, which science and history shows would have disastrous consequences to people, wildlife, and our systems of wildlife and environmental conservation.
Wild & Wool Trailer
Bighorn sheep, an icon of the American West, battle to survive as contact with infectious diseases carried by domestic sheep threaten these wild herds. The respiratory pathogen mycoplasma ovipneumoniae (M.ovi), while benign in their domestic sheep hosts, can present deadly complications for bighorn sheep and often leads to widespread pneumonia outbreaks and significant die-offs.
Managing “Cheatgrass” and other Annual Invasive Grasses
This video was produced from a scientific presentation during the January 15 Wildlife Professionals meeting held during the Wild Sheep Foundation’s 2020 Sheep Show® convention in Reno, Nevada. In this video Stuart Jennings introduces a new and exciting enhanced soil fertility technology that can be used to manage or minimize “cheatgrass” and other annual grass infestations.