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The Beaver Balancing Act: Are these ecosystem engineers saviors or pests?

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June 14, 2024

Artificial water sources help migrating cranes

Reservoirs, stock ponds and flooded meadows provide water in parched landscapes

June 14, 2024

Yellowstone calls for slightly larger bison herds

The proposal offers a middle ground on herd sizes

June 13, 2024

Can a little PR help rattlesnakes’ image?

Short videos can affect people’s perceptions of venomous reptiles

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October 26, 2018

Could beavers help deal with climate change?

As engineers of their wetland environments, beavers help conserve streams and lakes in ecosystems ranging from forests to prairies. But it turns out that water isn’t all they manage. Researchers...

October 19, 2018

Do animal brains spell trouble for humans?

Intelligence in crows (Corvus spp.), raccoons (Procyon lotor), coyotes (Canis latrans) and other species can make them an annoyance to people who live alongside them, but researchers found that tapping...

September 20, 2018

Scientists find 27 new bee viruses

Ever since the demise of bee colonies worldwide came to conservationists’ attention over a decade ago, the effort to better understand diseases afflicting bees has been gathering momentum. More recently,...

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August 17, 2018

Wildlife disease could spread faster in dry places

When people get sick, they tend to retreat to their beds, opting for rest and recovery instead of infecting others. It’s been widely believed that sick wild animals also isolate...

August 8, 2018

Removing invasive island rats could help coral reefs

Invasive rats are notorious for their devastation of island ecosystems, but their damage might go deeper than scientists once believed. Biologists recently discovered that nonnative rats could impede the flow...

July 26, 2018

Together, climate and land use change pose massive threat

For decades now, scientists have been trying to understand the implications of climate change for species around the world. But climate change isn’t the only major environmental transformation being driven...

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July 19, 2018

WSB: Integrating traditional knowledge and wildlife work

Wildlife professionals have for years recognized the value of indigenous perspectives on conservation, but it can be difficult to conduct wildlife research while incorporating indigenous knowledge in a culturally sensitive...

July 11, 2018

AI anticipates spring bird arrival as Arctic climate shifts

As temperatures rise and the Arctic climate becomes more unpredictable, birds could be following the shifting spring and showing up to nest off schedule. Researchers recently developed machine learning approaches...

July 3, 2018

Artificial intelligence can now analyze wildlife imagery

Around the world, motion-triggered camera traps capture millions of images of wildlife in natural environments. These images are an inexpensive method to monitor wildlife with little disturbance, but they create...