Tag: poaching

July 5, 2018

Are poachers to blame for Idaho’s declining curlews?

What’s killing the curlews? Mostly poachers, according to Boise State University researchers. Long-billed curlews (Numenius americanus) nest in the mountain West, but biologists found their population in southwest Idaho was...

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...

June 29, 2018

The July/August Issue of The Wildlife Professional

Poachers and smugglers try to outwit wildlife conservation officers on a daily basis. Efforts to combat wildlife crime and change these illegal behaviors are the focus of the July/August cover...

April 20, 2018

Michigan State students, Ugandans collaborate for wildlife

Students at Michigan State University are training to be the next leaders in wildlife conservation while helping people in Uganda develop novel solutions to conservation problems. The students are taking...

April 12, 2018

Putting a price on wildlife helps locals conserve them

In the last decade, an innovative community-based ecotourism strategy has attracted attention in Laos for saving wildlife and supplementing local people’s incomes. Researchers found that paying villagers for tourists’ wildlife...

January 31, 2018

Human conflict kills wildlife as well

The toll of war isn’t limited to human casualties. Biologists recently found that since the mid-20th century, as conflict has become more common across Africa, mammal populations in turbulent areas...

The African savanna elephant
July 10, 2015

DNA Reveals Major Ivory Poaching Hotspots

While most anti-poaching efforts for elephants have focused on curbing demand of illegal ivory products, a recent study went straight to the source — poaching hotspots in Africa. In the...

Tiger skin
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...

June 1, 2015

Large Herbivores at Risk of Extinction

When you think of valuable tangible goods, items such as gold come to mind, but there might be valuable items that you haven’t considered including rhinoceros horns and ivory tusks...