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Unearthing Classic Articles from Previous Issues of The Voice Magazine

The United Nations marks March 3 as World Wildlife Day.  Our archives is bristling with wildlife references, and we chose this pair from Zoe Dalton’s Nature Notes column.

Humans in the habitat.  Zoe Dalton outlines some of the urban hazards to wildlife, and describes the wildlife rehabilitation services that assist injured urban wildlife.  “To the people involved in caring for those animals that fare poorly in the concrete jungle, the city also offers a million clues as to what can – and does – go wrong in human-wildlife interactions.”  Critters in the City:  Urban Wildlife and their Human Friends, May 7, 2003..

Killing with kindness?  Dalton describes how feeding wildlife can hinder rather than help.  “Unbeknownst to those dedicated folks out in the park on a cold winter’s day, the food they are offering to their furred and feathered neighbours can be a significant cause of malnutrition, disease, and unanticipated human-wildlife conflicts.”  Why Feeding Wildlife Isn’t all it’s Made Out to Be, March 3, 2006.