Wildlife

Huh. wildlife rehabilitators say good intentions can lead to poor outcomes for distressed animals

At the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center in Boyce, Virginia, a recent lecture focused on the issue called “Best Intentions Gone Wrong.” The photo of two Eastern Cottontail bunnies shows the difference evident when wildlife are cared for by finders who mean well, but don’t contact a rehabilitator right away, versus those who get immediate care …

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Iowa sees surging numbers of racoons amid less trapping

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA — Virtually any experienced wildlife control specialist has a good raccoon story or two. Some incidents showcase the nocturnal creature’s skill and finesse. Wildlife biologist Joe Taylor recalled one case that stood out at his business, Paw Control Wildlife Solutions in Hiawatha. “The raccoons … traveled to the basement, came up the …

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Need dedicated division to tackle human-leopard conflict: Wildlife biologist Sanjay Gubbi

Man-leopard conflict, earlier limited to five districts, is spreading to more places due to the rampant mining and quarrying activities, wildlife biologist Sanjay Gubbi has warned, urging the government to set up a separate wing in the Forest Department to handle the situation. Over the last two weeks, spotting of the big cats on the …

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$2.67 million land deal to create wildlife area near Rochester

December 9—ROCHESTER — A $2.67 million land purchase is the first step toward local people who hunt and fish having access to a 420-acre public wildlife management area, just minutes from Rochester. The Nature Conservancy and Trust for Public Land purchased 420 acres of former farmland and woodlands along 75th Street Northwest, just west of …

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The Latin America-to-Asia Wildlife Trade

To examine the role of the international community in shaping Latin America’s environmental agenda, the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program, Brazil Institute, the Environmental Change and Security Program, China Environment Forum, and Global Europe Program launched a collaborative research project in 2020, Latin America’s Environmental Policies in Global Perspective. The latest paper in this series …

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DVIDS – News – Familiar face takes on role as wildlife biologist at Fort McCoy

Kevin Luepke just finished working his first gun-deer season as the Fort McCoy wildlife program manager and wildlife biologist with the Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division Natural Resources Branch (NRB). Luepke began his duties Oct. 1 — shortly after his predecessor longtime Fort McCoy Wildlife Biologist David Beckmann retired in late September. But Luepke …

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Foxes, butterflies, snakes: Montrealers hope COP15 attention will help urban wildlife, too

Despite a constant, cold drizzle on a Montreal afternoon, Chris Breier thought it was as good a time as ever to do his volunteer work at Falaise St-Jacques, an escarpment west of downtown. Five days a week for most of the past year since he retired, Breier has tended the slope of forest sandwiched between …

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Bill offers the opportunity to fund threatened wildlife in Kansas without new taxes

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Michael Donnelly is a member of the Audubon of Kansas communication and Celebration of Cranes committees and is editor-in-chief of Prairie Wings magazine. Residents and visitors …

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US Fish and Wildlife Service steps in at DNR to resolve acrimony over logging on public hunting lands

The US Fish and Wildlife Service will help train Department of Natural Resources (DNR) employees and monitor the agency’s forest management to address long-simmering conflict over logging on state hunting lands acquired with millions of dollars in federal aid, according to an agreement announced Thursday. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Director Charlie Wooley and DNR …

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