Month: August 2021

August 23, 2021

Watch: Washington team tracks Asian giant hornet to its nest

After fresh reports of invasive Asian giant hornets (Vespa mandarinia) in Washington state, staff members from the Washington State Department of Agriculture successfully tracked a hornet to its nest near...

August 20, 2021

JWM: Cougars prey on feral horses in the Great Basin

GPS tracking collars on cougars have revealed that the predators extensively prey on the burgeoning feral horse populations in the Great Basin. “We found that both male and female were...

August 20, 2021

Watch: Birds commonly pluck mammal hair for nests

While researchers have long known that birds often incorporate hair into their nests, researchers only recently confirmed that they sometimes don’t wait for these strands to fall naturally to the...

August 20, 2021

The June issue of the Wildlife Society Bulletin

The Wildlife Society Bulletin is a benefit of membership in The Wildlife Society. Published four times annually, it is one of the world’s leading scientific journals covering wildlife science, management and...

August 19, 2021

Emperor penguin proposed for ESA listing

Citing the threat of melting sea ice due to climate change, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  proposed listing emperor penguins (Aptenodyptes forsteri) as threatened under the Endangered Species Act....

August 19, 2021

Wildlife Vocalizations: Megan Helsel

Wildlife Vocalizations is a collection of short personal perspectives from people in the field of wildlife sciences. The biggest lesson that life has taught me is that “if it doesn’t...

August 19, 2021

In BC, grizzly groups and Indigenous groups show ‘striking’ overlap

Researchers in British Columbia have discovered a remarkable crossover between cultural diversity and biological diversity. The region hosts three distinct genetic groups of grizzlies (Ursus arctos). It’s also home to...

August 18, 2021

Senate infrastructure bill includes wildlife funding

The U.S. Senate passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill last week that will provide funding for wildlife crossings and invasive species control, among other funding for ground transportation and other...

August 18, 2021

Asian giant hornets spotted in Washington

Washington State Department of Agriculture workers are on the lookout for Asian giant hornets after a recent sighting. Team members set traps in the area in an attempt to tag...

August 18, 2021

Models say this African gecko shouldn’t survive in Florida—so why does it?

Ecologically, Madagascar day geckos aren’t supposed to be in Florida. The species didn’t arrive until the 1990s, when it was introduced to adorn gardens in the Florida Keys. According to...