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Supporting wildlife through conservation and management

Supporting wildlife through conservation and management

September 4 marks National Wildlife Day. Across the country, land-grant universities strive to support wildlife through conservation and management. Learn more about some of these NIFA-supported projects below. Understanding chronic wasting disease in elk Wyoming’s wildlife populations constantly face new and changing threats that force them to adapt. Chronic wasting disease (CWD) in cervids (the …

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Alaskan hunting guide serving 6-month prison sentence for 'years-long wildlife crime spree'

Alaskan hunting guide serving 6-month prison sentence for ‘years-long wildlife crime spree’

Hunting guide Stephen Jeremy Hicks, left, with a moose that federal prosecutors say was killed during an illegal hunt in October 2017. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Alaska) An Alaskan hunting guide is spending six months in an Oregon prison for illegally selling big game guiding services as well as multiple …

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Fort Leonard Wood DES: Knowing how to live alongside wildlife

Fort Leonard Wood DES: Knowing how to live alongside wildlife

A family of marmots look out from under a shed June 6 on Fort Leonard Wood. Sightings of young wild animals are common this time of year, according to the Fort Leonard Wood Conservation Law Enforcement Team. (Photo Credit: Photo by Amanda Sullivan, Fort Leonard Wood Public Affairs Office) SEE THE ORIGINAL FORT LEONARD WOOD, …

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Camp Pendleton takes big steps towards wildlife preservation

Camp Pendleton takes big steps towards wildlife preservation

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — April is widely considered “Earth Month” around the world. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton honors, protects, and conserves the Earth not just on this occasion, but every day of the year. A lot of land and resources are devoted to the conservation and care of wildlife on board the facility. The …

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Increasing Development in Southwest Florida Threatens Wildlife

Increasing Development in Southwest Florida Threatens Wildlife

Cleared land and construction sites are commonplace in Southwest Florida. According to US Census data, Lee County is the second fastest growing county in the state. With the increase in population comes the need for more development, raising the question of how to preserve the wildlife that makes this area so unique. “The development and …

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Farmers wiped out habitat to reduce disease caused by wildlife. For the birds, their efforts backfired.

A murderous year 2006 E.coli An outbreak linked to spinach on a farm in central California has prompted growers there to remove grasslands and woods bordering their fields, fearing they could harbor disease-carrying wild animals. It turns out that this strategy could have done more harm than good. Birds on California farms with nearby wild …

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Public weighs in on controversial hunting and wildlife bills

Public weighs in on controversial hunting and wildlife bills

One of the bills from the state’s Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee would ban hunters from using dogs to track and kill coyotes. Photo by Brett Sayles via Pexels Three bills from the state Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee are stirring controversy among hunters and animal welfare advocates. In a relatively rare public …

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