The July/August issue of The Wildlife Professional

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In the July/August issue, The Wildlife Professional looks at ways in which Indigenous knowledge and Western science are being interwoven to lead to more successful outcomes in wildlife conservation and management. Sometimes viewed as conflicting, these approaches can actually be complementary, from helping to manage logging operations in British Columbia to protecting endangered wetlands birds in Hawaii. Often called traditional ecological knowledge — or “two-eyed seeing” by some researchers — the approach seeks to integrate approaches to understanding the natural world.

Contributed articles also include novel approaches to research and management. Amid controversies surrounding the conservation of northern goshawks in the Southwest, U.S. Forest Service researchers found that improving conditions for the goshawk also improved forest health. Biologists seeking to detect a cryptic snake in the Northwest turned to eDNA for answers. And in a look into the history of wildlife biology and conservation, we show the important but forgotten roles that pioneering women have played.

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