Month: April 2015

April 13, 2015

New Farm Bill Could Present Conservation Opportunities

An imminent correction in land values could usher in new conservation opportunities, according to a researcher. Larkin Powell is the director of the Great Plains Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit —...

April 10, 2015

Climate Change Could Affect Habitats in Alaska

Climate change could mean an increase in some species and a decrease in others in Alaska’s Arctic and subarctic regions, according to a newly published study. Researchers projected the effects...

April 10, 2015

City Ants Love Fast Food

Some ants have a craving for hamburgers with a side of fries, according to a recent study. Researchers from North Carolina State University tested isotope levels in ants that dwell...

April 9, 2015

Researchers Decipher More Than 450 Gibbon Words

Scientists have decoded more than 450 lar gibbon (Hylobates lar) calls to find the apes in Thailand make distinctive “hoo” sounds for other animals like eagles and leopards. Aside from...

April 9, 2015

Natural Bat Bacteria Could Provide Cure for Killer Fungus

A naturally occurring bacteria found on some bats could be the key to fighting a deadly fungal disease affecting the flying mammals around the world. “What’s promising is that the...

Black-footed ferret
April 9, 2015

Kansas State Students Contribute to Ferret Recovery

When the crew saw the signature emerald-green eye shine, they knew they had found their quarry. The crew chased the ferret down a nearby prairie dog hole, set a cage...

Sea Otter
April 8, 2015

TWS Signs On for Bristol Bay Management

TWS signed onto a letter along with 17 other professional, conservation, and sporting organizations, regarding development of the Pebble Mine deposit in the Bristol Bay region, Alaska. All the organizations...

Bird Feed
April 8, 2015

Supplemental Feeding: To Feed or Not to Feed Wildlife

When it comes to the age-old question of whether or not to feed wildlife, a new study is finally providing us with a step in the right direction. Depending on...

April 8, 2015

Lizard Activity Can Act as “Barometer” to Environmental Change

Cold-blooded lizards can be notoriously finicky over the weather, so much so that tracking the activity of certain species could give researchers a way to measure environmental change, according to...

April 8, 2015

Northern Long-Eared Bat Listed As Threatened Species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) published final and interim rules regarding the status determination of the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) on April 1st. The final rule lists...