Tag: habitat loss

January 22, 2016

Mountain Goats Avoid Ski Resort Areas: JWM Study

Mountain goats don’t like to hit the same slopes as skiers, according to a new study that tracked goat activity around an Alberta ski resort. “The goats were really sensitive...

October 6, 2015

TWS Member Finds Mammals in Chernobyl Recovering

One of the world’s worst nuclear meltdowns may be less of a problem for large mammals than ordinary human habitation, according to new research on the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. “We’re...

Male Polar Bear Near Kaktovik Alaska
April 1, 2015

Polar bears Won’t Thrive on Land Food as Ice Melts

Polar bear populations whose main diet sources are disappearing with melting icebergs may not be able to subsist long on terrestrial food sources. “Although some polar bears (Ursus maritimus) may...

Eastern diamondback rattlesnake
January 16, 2015

Diamondback Rattlers Choose their Own Poison

Wildlife managers looking to categorize distinct population segments of some snakes could do well to start by naming their poison. A new study released last week in the journal GENETICS...