The entire report can be accessed online if you want to delve into the nuts-and-bolts of it. Its findings are important, and should--like the plight of the bobwhite quail--be getting more attention than it is. It's not an exaggeration to say that the slow, inexorable disappearance of the bobwhite quail is an environmental crisis. But it's a quiet one, and one that many of us have let slip by without notice or comment, while much smaller and isolated declines in other, more popular game species like deer, elk and turkey, generate reams of publicity and debate. That has to change.