Month: March 2017

March 3, 2017

Ontarians debate snapping turtle hunting

In the growing debate over snapping turtle hunting in Ontario, a number of wildlife biologists and conservation groups are calling for an end to the practice. Snapping turtles (Chelydra serpetina)...

March 2, 2017

Ryan Zinke confirmed as Secretary of the Interior

On Mar. 1, the Senate voted to confirm Ryan Zinke as the 52nd Secretary of the Interior. Zinke received bipartisan support in a 68-31 vote, with 16 Democrats and one...

March 2, 2017

How to deter black bears? Educate people

If people are more educated about ways to deter black bears from their neighborhoods, they will have fewer problem bears, according to new research. As part of a study published...

March 2, 2017

Resolve in the New Year

The idea of resolutions may seem antiquated to some, but I believe it’s important to reflect on each passing year and what you want to make of the next. As...

March 1, 2017

Announcing the March/April issue of
The Wildlife Professional

A growing number of fungal diseases are affecting wildlife in North America and around the world. This issue of The Wildlife Professional looks at the wave of fungal disease taking...

March 1, 2017

Hotter days could kill more desert songbirds

From the raucous cactus wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus) to the wheezy lesser goldfinch (Spinus psaltria), desert songbirds face an increasing risk of death from dehydration in a warming climate, new research...