Tag: D.C.

November 25, 2019

Armed biologists to reduce deer in D.C. park

U.S. Department of Agriculture biologists who are trained firearms experts are taking to Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C., to reduce the urban park’s population of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)....

May 2, 2017

Birds change song to be heard above traffic noise

Vehicles are a major source of noise pollution for urban wildlife. That’s particularly a problem for birds that have to compete with the roar of engines to communicate. Recent research...

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June 16, 2015

New Exhibit Highlights Poaching’s Toll on Wildlife

Consider this: Last year, more than 1,200 rhinoceroses were slaughtered for their horns; in 2013, 20,000 elephants were killed for their tusks and ivory; and in the last century, the...