Wildlife Services Reposts Public Data

Coyote caught in a trap (click for more)

Looking for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Wildlife Services (WS) annual tables? They’re a moving target. First it took us 8 months to get them to post their 2005 data–as required by a federal court order the the Freedom of Information Act, and shortly after they posted it, they took it all down. Meanwhile, Sinapu posted a portion of their data to fill in the gap, but then WS reposted their data (without building a link from their broken page.) So here’s a link to their new home (click here) — at least for now!

For your convenience, you can download WS’s tables which show animals killed and by what method here for 2005, 2004, and 2003.

If you’re interested in seeing the numbers of native (mammalian) carnivores killed and by what methods in a more readable format, download Sinapu’s spreadsheets here for 2005, 2004, and 2003.

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