Tag: supplemental feeding

March 29, 2022

With warm weather, manatee feeding program to end

As warmer weather comes to Florida, wildlife agencies say they are phasing out an emergency program to provide supplemental food for manatees in the Indian River Lagoon. Wildlife officials plan...

January 31, 2022

Watch: Manatees take to supplemental feeding

After a slow start, efforts to feed Florida manatees in the wild to protect them from starvation in the winter are showing some success. About three dozen manatees (Trichechus manatus)...

July 6, 2021

Birds don’t rely on feeders

Are the bird feeders your putting in your backyards causing birds to develop an unhealthy reliance on it for food? Researchers say no. In a study published in the Journal...

March 19, 2021

Watch: Supplemental feeding can boost small caribou herds

Supplemental feeding may help boost the population numbers within small caribou herds by improving their nutrition and increasing survival. “We were motivated to do this study because most caribou in...

October 11, 2019

JWM: Ban doesn’t halt cervid feeding in Norway

After deadly chronic wasting disease appeared amid cervids in Norway in 2016, government officials decided to implement a supplemental feeding ban throughout the entire country. That prompted a team of...

April 10, 2019

Human emotion and behavior at bird feeders may impact conservation

Some 57 million households in the United States have birdfeeders. The food can benefit the birds, but what effect do birdfeeders have on the people who hang them, fill them...

June 4, 2018

Illinois Chapter opposes supplemental deer-feeding bill

The Illinois Chapter of The Wildlife Society (ICTWS) has opposed a state bill that would amend the state’s Wildlife Code to allow supplemental feeding of deer outside hunting season. Illinois...

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July 21, 2015

Supplementary Gamebird Feeding

A bird in hand is worth two in the bush, the old saying goes. But a bird feeder can be worth a lot more to farmers in England who participate...

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April 8, 2015

Supplemental Feeding: To Feed or Not to Feed Wildlife

When it comes to the age-old question of whether or not to feed wildlife, a new study is finally providing us with a step in the right direction. Depending on...