It's #SharkAwarenessDay, and our oceans' primary megafaunal predators continue their decline, victims of bycatch, habitat destruction and, perhaps most loathsomely, the Asian "delicacy" of shark fin soup. Here's a piece I wrote on shark conservation, done partly from the perspective of these ancient predators, the leopards and lions of the sea.
A Century of Protecting Virginia's Wildlife Resources
Government for the people … and their wildlife. I was honored to be chosen to write a longform piece for Virginia Wildlife magazine honoring the Department of Game & Inland Fisheries's centennial year. Conservation officers and an informed and concerned citizenry are all that stand between healthy wildlife populations and an emptied world. Now them's my kinda cops...
William H. Funk
I'm a freelance writer focusing on natural history, conservation, and environmental law, policy and politics.