Month: December 2022

December 7, 2022

Could an extinct sea mammal offer lessons for conservation today?

Over 200 years ago, the Steller’s sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas) swam along the coasts of the northern Pacific, consuming massive amounts of kelp and seaweed. “These animals are very voracious...

December 6, 2022

Wildlife Vocalizations: Amanda Veals

Wildlife Vocalizations is a collection of short personal perspectives from people in the field of wildlife sciences. When I first started my PhD in Texas, I was told by a...

December 6, 2022

Virginia Tech grad students share love of wildlife with young people

Graduate students at Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment have turned their love of wildlife into a project to turn young people on to conservation. They created the...

December 5, 2022

Why do zebras have stripes? Flies may have the answer

Zebra stripes have long amazed the public and researchers alike. What role could black and white stripes possibly serve an animal on the African savannah? One benefit seems pretty clear,...

December 5, 2022

Northern long-eared bat reclassified as endangered under ESA

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently strengthened Endangered Species Act protections for the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis), upgrading the species from a threatened to endangered status. The species,...

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December 2, 2022

Student’s snake discovery becomes an Internet sensation

Coming across a Northern pine snake (Pituophis melanoleucus) is a pretty rare event, so it’s easy to understand wildlife enthusiast Christian Cave’s excitement when he came across one in southern...

December 2, 2022

Nutritional ecology workshop polishes unique skills

While a lot of wildlife research often requires vegetation surveys or other nutrition-related information, many wildlifers don’t have the background or experience to know how to collect, analyze and interpret...

December 1, 2022

TWS updates positions statements on climate change and grazing

The Wildlife Society’s governing Council has recently released updated position statements on two issues of importance to wildlife professionals. The updated position statements on Climate Change, Sustainability, and Wildlife as...

December 1, 2022

Making international partnerships more equitable

Avoid tokenism. Be collaborative. Those are some of the suggestions Colombian biologist Dolors Armenteras offers for scientific partnerships involving researchers from both high- and low-income nations. “Imbalances can result in...