Mr. Graves has been an avid hunter, fisherman and sportsman since his youth. While still a college student at the College of the Americas in Mexico City, studying Spanish and international marketing, he was hired by U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industry in Mexico. In that capacity, he worked for American-Mexican Commission to Eradicate the Foot and Mouth Disease (CAMPEFA), an organization formed to prevent the spread of the foot and mouth disease from Mexico into the U.S. He became the Chief of a Livestock Inspecting/vaccinating Brigade in a horseback only area in a tropical rain forest with headquarters in the village of Cozolapa, Oaxaca.
In 1965, he started research about the American wolves and focused on the differences in reported wolf behavior in Russia and the reported behavior of wolves in the U.S. He continued his research on wolves in Russia and the U.S. throughout his career in government service where he utilized his linguistic and research skills. Graves believes that wolves have a legitimate role and place in the ecosystem. He also believes that their numbers need to be carefully managed as a result of scientific research on their impact on given areas. Following his retirement he completed his first book, Wolves in Russia, and is now working on a second book on the same topic.
Wolves in Russia: Anxiety Through the Ages
By Will N. Graves
Edted by Dr. Valerius Geist, Ph.D.
Wolves in Russia unmasks the Disneyesque view of wolves propangandized in the U.S.
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Will N. Graves
900 Hillen Drive
Millerville, MD 21108