Earth Island Journal’s Summer 2019 issue, which is now out on newsstands and online, leads with an intriguing, deeply-reported story about the faux-frontier world of manufactured deer and canned hunts in Texas that reveals how the industrial-agriculture model came to be used for deer-breeding. Written by a former Texan who spent two years investigating this subject, this narrative feature explores how canned trophy-hunts of of deer manufactured to grow massive antlers toys with our notions of what defines “wild.”
Other articles in the issue include, an uplifting story from Rio de Janiero, where conservation biologists are embarking on what may be the world’s most ambitious ecosystem-wide rewilding project; a thought-provoking piece exploring luxury ecotourism in Africa; an optimistic feature from the Peruvian Andes, where agronomists are partnering with Indigenous potato farmers to develop climate resilient potatoes; and a conversation with author Barry Lopez.
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