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Cameras gather key snake data on Guam

Brown treesnakes are known for their elusiveness, which makes it difficult for researchers and managers to assess the effectiveness of tools to manage them on the island of Guam, where they are invasive and incredibly

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Wildlife repellent trialed at U.S. airports

Since the beginning of aviation, wildlife strikes—and bird strikes in particular—have posed a hazard to human health and safety. Unfortunately, the potential for wildlife collisions with aircraft continues to increase as flight technology advances and as civil and military aviation expands. By deterring wildlife use of

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Protecting planes that don’t ever fly

It isn’t unusual for Wildlife Services airport biologists to be working at military airbases assisting in efforts to keep aviation personnel and assets, as well as birds, safe from bird/aircraft strikes. Most often the work

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A base for beaver research

One of the largest military installations in the world, Fort Bragg Army Base covers 251 square miles and is home to 57,000 military personnel. It also hosts a healthy—and increasing—American beaver (Castor canadensis) population. The

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Black vulture livestock program expands to Missouri

Over the past decade, USDA Wildlife Services has seen rising requests for assistance regarding damage caused by black vultures (Coragyps atratus), especially to agricultural resources. Nationally, concerns have moved steadily north and west, into Illinois,