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Q&A: Conserving bear culture

For decades, wildlife managers have worked widely with different bear species, from controlling problem bears in campsites, to conserving imperiled species like polar bears. This work has evolved greatly. For example, 60 years ago, managers

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Q&A: How can colonialism hinder ecology?

A colonial mindset can hamper wildlifers’ science or fieldwork in a number of ways without them even realizing it. When Madhusudan Katti and his co-authors recently published a paper examining how colonialism affects ecology, they

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Q&A: David Steen, giving snakes a voice

Sometimes he’s identifying snakes from tweeted pictures. Sometimes he’s reaching out to the public to increase awareness — and ease people’s phobias — of snakes. To his colleagues, David Steen is a herpetologist — a