Thursday, August 9, 2012

Baring the "Bones" of the Endangered Pet Trade

Are you a fan of FOX's hit crime show, Bones?

If so, keep your eyes open this fall for an episode about the sale of endangered species on the black market

"It’s a story about smuggling endangered species into the states as pets,” Producer Stephen Nathan told TVLine

Old school TV: a promotional photo card from Garfield Goose and Friends (with Geronimo, the Capuchin monkey butler).

The episode won't air for a month or more, but it's already causing a stir among exotic pet owners

As I understand it, the show will focus on endangered species, which (in theory) are protected by CITES and related laws. So, it's not really a matter of exotics being bred in captivity (that's another storyline). 

It's hard enough to help endangered animals maintain footing in an increasingly uninhabitable world. I don't think there's any credible defense for wild capture, smuggling, and illegal sales.

Tune in and decide for yourself. 

Season 8 premieres on September 17.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wild Wednesday Jobs Post

This will be my last Wild Wednesday Jobs Post for the foreseeable future, but I won't leave you empty handed. 

Below, you'll find an amazing opportunity to apply for the Refuge Manager position at Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in Hawaii. How cool would that be?

In addition, I'm including a list of online job boards that regularly post new positions in every facet of wildlife management. Good luck landing your dream job!

Photo courtesy of NOAA

Employer: Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (which includes the Midway Atoll and Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuges)
Location: Honolulu, HI
Basic Requirements: Please see the federal job announcement.
Duration: Permanent
Application Deadline: August 10, 2012

Online Job Boards: