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The May/June issue of The Wildlife Professional

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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June 6, 2018

JWM: Harvest may not impact where wolves rear pups

How does hunting affect where gray wolves (Canis lupus) bring up their pups? A new study from Idaho suggests that despite the presence of hunters, wolves rear their offspring in...

June 4, 2018

Lab method could help detect pollutants’ effects on wildlife

Contaminants in the environment can have a range of harmful impacts on threatened wildlife, but without extensive field work, it’s hard to gauge what those impacts are. A group of...

May 31, 2018

WSB: In dwindling forest, caribou lay low to avoid biting flies

As the timber industry cuts into the boreal habitat of threatened woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou), Canadian law shields the species from hunting, but the caribou have little protection against...


May 29, 2018

Seal ‘symphony’ unravels mysteries of seal migration

What’s musical composition got to do with wildlife biology? Scientists suggest it can provide an insightful approach to following the movement and behavior of large groups of elephant seals and...

May 23, 2018

Pacific marten populations face extinction

The Pacific marten (Martes caurina) is a mysterious little predator that lurks in remote slivers of dense forests in coastal Oregon and northern California. But researchers warn populations may vanish...

May 17, 2018

Hooded warbler males ditch nestlings to molt

Hooded warbler (Setophaga citrina) moms must do double duty when the fathers tend to their feathers rather than their chicks. When nesting male hooded warblers replace their plumage in the...

May 16, 2018

Rare cuckoo bee’s known range expands in Canada

Like the cuckoo bird, the rare macropis cuckoo bee (Epeoloides pilosulus) sneaks its eggs into the nests of another species and lets the unwitting host raise its young. While news...

May 14, 2018

WSB: Structured decision making helps set cougar harvest

As any wildlife manager can attest, managing species can be difficult when it involves groups of people who come to the table with conflicting interests. But tools are available to...

May 10, 2018

Tweeting helps scientists get cited

You don’t have to be a celebrity — or a president — to benefit from a social media presence. Researchers recently found that scientists can likely boost the number of...