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The January issue of the Journal of Wildlife Management

Articles include a look at how climate change is affecting mountain goats in Washington, monitoring brown lemurs and more

Read Now December 5, 2023
December 8, 2023

Manatee feeding effort ends

Biologists believe the mammals are in better health heading into this winter

December 7, 2023

Mount Graham red squirrel population declines

Biologists say the numbers show the need to continue conservation measures

December 6, 2023

Pollution leads to the birth of more female sea turtles

Contaminants seem to exacerbate similar effects caused by climate change

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October 7, 2016

Burmese pythons breeding in the Florida Keys

For the average person, finding a giant invasive snake might sound worse than finding a small one. But the opposite is true on Key Largo in Florida, where locals and...

October 6, 2016

Endangered ferrets thrive in their ancestral home

This past September in Meeteetse, Wyoming, biologists panned spotlights over a moonlit prairie dog town. Each flash of emerald eyeshine marked a captive-bred ferret living wild in its ancestral home. “Once...

October 4, 2016

How bats hunt in noise pollution

Robotic frogs with inflatable throat pouches are revealing how bats hunt in noisy conditions. Ordinarily, the bats locate their amphibian prey by following frog mating calls. But when noise pollution...


September 30, 2016

Western land, wildlife contaminated with mercury

An extensive analysis led by the U.S. Geological Survey has found widespread mercury contamination in western habitats and wildlife. Mercury levels varied from place to place, fluctuating with factors such...

September 29, 2016

JWM study: Wind farms in Canada kill tens of thousands of bats

Each wind turbine in Canada kills an average of 15.5 bats per year, adding up to a death toll that could someday threaten populations, according to new research. In Canada’s...

September 23, 2016

Multiple males help female pheasants with parenting

Few females are lucky enough to have a group of males doting on their offspring. But female pheasants in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park are getting exactly that, thanks to an...


September 19, 2016

Chytrid fungus survivors suffer stunted growth

It’s easy to see that frogs are in trouble when their breeding ponds are littered with carcasses. But even in places with no visible die-offs, the fungal disease that is...

September 14, 2016

Migrating birds rush to spring breeding grounds

When it comes to spring migrations, the early bird gets the best breeding site. Now, radar data have revealed that birds rush for that advantage, flying faster than they do...

September 12, 2016

Climate change wipes out pikas on isolated peaks

Pikas are a textbook climate tragedy. As temperatures rise, the fluffy, cold-loving mammals retreat higher and higher up mountain slopes, eventually perishing on the too-warm peaks. But that isn’t happening...