Geographical Location: Southeastern

Bald eagle
March 14, 2023

Avian flu challenges bald eagle comeback

The virus was responsible for at least three bald eagle deaths in Georgia

March 9, 2023

What’s causing the East Coast whale die-off

Nearly two dozen whales have washed up dead on eastern U.S. shores since December

March 6, 2023

Severely burned areas benefit southern Appalachians birds

Their diversity and overall numbers climbed after a 2016 wildfire

March 2, 2023

Bee-friendly planting increases diversity, abundance

Pollinators respond well to effort in North Carolina to improve habitat around farms

September 28, 2022

Rare Florida sparrow makes a comeback

A rare bird in Florida is staging a remarkable comeback thanks to a reintroduction effort intended to boost its numbers in the wild. Only about 80 Florida grasshopper sparrows remained...

September 23, 2022

Conserving the best lands for longleaf pine

Not all land is equal when it comes to the best acquisitions to maintain and connect longleaf pine ecosystems in North Carolina. The specialized ecosystem in the Southeast has been...

September 21, 2022

USFWS declares victory over Nutria in Maryland

For over 20 years, wildlife managers have worked to remove nutria from the Chesapeake Bay area of Maryland. Now, officials say they have succeeded in removing the invasive rodent from...

September 8, 2022

What killed North America’s rarest snake?

When North America’s rarest snake made an appearance in the Florida Keys for the first time in four years, it should have been good news for conservationists. But the snake...

August 26, 2022

Rare sea turtles make surprise appearances

For the first time in 75 years, biologists have spotted sea turtle hatchlings in Louisiana. The Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) hatchlings were found in the Breton National Wildlife Refuge, located...

August 10, 2022

Georgia sea turtles reach nesting record

Georgia is seeing a record number of nesting loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta). Biologists have counted more than 3,960 nests along the coast since May. That’s 10 more than the...