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Defending Our Wildlife Heritage

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Continuing the chronicle he began in Wildlife Wars (1999) and For the Love of Wildness (2000), former conservation officer Grosz adds to the story of his years defending the nation's natural resources and wildlife. The author and his colleagues arranged the surprise dawn arrest of a group of hunters slaughtering ducks, and meanwhile they started a myth of paratrooping California wildlife agents. A promotion to a special-agent position with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service then broadens the field for this wildlife policeman. Posted to the northern plains, he battles Native Americans who illegally sell eagle feathers, catches farmers as they drain and fill wetlands in the middle of the night, ambushes American hunters smuggling their kills into the U.S., and helps start a wildlife forensics laboratory. Throughout the breezy, entertaining book, Grosz's intellectual and emotional commitment to the cause shines through, and his many scathing remarks about how wildlife agencies are badly underfunded really hit home.

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