Tag: captive breeding

December 19, 2017

JWM: Red wolf reintroduction on path toward extinction

Current efforts to recover the red wolf (Canis rufus) in North Carolina are bound for failure, a team of researchers concluded, unless releases of captive wolves are resumed and takes...

August 14, 2017

Wyoming Chapter comments to improve sage-grouse regulations

New policies and regulations regarding greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) management were proposed in the state of Wyoming earlier this year in response to new legislation, specifically relating to the practice...

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...

August 4, 2016

Black-footed ferret recovery comes full circle

Twenty-nine years ago, biologists traveled to the ranching community of Meeteetse in Wyoming to trap the last few black-footed ferrets (Mustela nigripes) in existence. Now, the descendants of those ferrets...

February 26, 2016

Welcome to Rattlesnake Island, Massachusetts

Wildlife managers in Massachusetts are moving forward with plans to develop a colony of state-endangered rattlesnakes despite the poisonous politics. “If this happens successfully, we are confident the snakes will...

A great Indian bustard
June 1, 2015

Captive Breeding for Endangered Species May Not Be Answer

Taking some of the last few remaining animals into captivity in hopes of breeding shouldn’t always be the last resort to save species, according to new research. Instead, agencies and...