Wildlife

George: Oft-maligned trophy hunting is actually the key to conservation

George: Oft-maligned trophy hunting is actually the key to conservation

This is an opinion piece written by Bart George, a wildlife biologist and hunter in northeast Washington. For another perspective, read “Trophy Hunting Drives Out Would-Be Hunters,” by professor and author Paul Lindholdt. When it comes to wildlife management and hunting, I can’t get poetic and quote Shakespeare or ponder philosophical puzzles while drawing abstract …

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Lizard in your luggage?  We use artificial intelligence to detect wildlife trafficking

Lizard in your luggage? We use artificial intelligence to detect wildlife trafficking

Scanned image of a lace monitor (Varanus varius) produced using new technology. Credit: Rapiscan Systems, author provided Blue-tongued lizards and sulphur-crested cockatoos are among the native animals frequently smuggled overseas. While the number of live animals seized by the Australian government has tripled since 2017, the scale of the problem eludes us as authorities often …

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Going Elsewhere with People: Meet Rathika Ramasamy, India's First Female Wildlife Photographer

Going Elsewhere with People: Meet Rathika Ramasamy, India’s First Female Wildlife Photographer

In a male-dominated industry, Rathika Ramasamy is leading the charge as India’s first female wildlife photographer. Whether it’s battling tough situations in the jungle or choosing his favorite destinations for wildlife photography, the intrepid photographer puts up with it all to Travel + Leisure India & South Asia. By PayJain Excerpts from the interview with …

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A deer swims under the Verrazzano Bridge toward Jamestown in the West Passage of Narragansett Bay in August. LIZ REINSANT-LATAILLE/FACEBOOK

Swimmer deer spotted in the bay come as no surprise to wildlife experts – Jamestown Press

A deer swims under the Verrazzano Bridge towards Jamestown in the western passage of Narragansett Bay in August. LIZ REINSANT-LATAILLE/FACEBOOK Autumn is here, watch out for deer. And that also applies to boaters. The rut will arrive with the fall of the leaves at the end of the summer, which means that the males will …

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Wildlife monitoring: elk management under advisement

Wildlife monitoring: elk management under advisement

This story is from the MT Lowdown, a weekly newscast that features a more personal side to Montana Free Press reporting. Last week, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks released a list of proposals from the 12-member Citizen Elk Management Advisory Group, which was tasked with taking a “fresh look” at issues surrounding elk management. FWP …

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The natural world in motion: local wildlife documentaries on our radar

The natural world in motion: local wildlife documentaries on our radar

The global climate has been in decline for decades now. The natural calamities that are increasing in number and frequency are clear proof of this. Countries around the world are facing the real threats of climate change. Take Pakistan for example; since June this year it has been inundated with rain and in August more …

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Conservation groups study wildlife movements at border wall in Arizona

Conservation groups study wildlife movements at border wall in Arizona

Conservation groups set up cameras in the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge in southern Arizona to study the effects of the border wall on wildlife movements, including whether large mammals use the open floodgates during the monsoon to cross the border. Sky Island Alliance and Wildlands Network are expanding their wildlife research in the US-Mexico …

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Lawmakers and advocates seek to implement the Wildlife Corridors Act to make New Mexico roads safer

Lawmakers and advocates seek to implement the Wildlife Corridors Act to make New Mexico roads safer

September 19 – All the necessary ingredients were in place to create the perfect vehicular accident – more precisely, perfectly gruesome. It was a dark winter night, and two moose were crossing NM 68 south of Taos, probably looking for food. That’s when Garrett VeneKlasen spotted the animals while driving his aging Lexus. VeneKlasen had …

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Lawmakers and advocates seek to implement the Wildlife Corridors Act to make New Mexico roads safer

Lawmakers and advocates seek to implement the Wildlife Corridors Act to make New Mexico roads safer

All the necessary ingredients were in place to create the perfect vehicular accident – ​​more precisely, perfectly gruesome. It was a dark winter’s night, and the two moose were crossing NM 68 south of Taos, probably looking for food. That’s when Garrett VeneKlasen spotted the animals while driving his aging Lexus. VeneKlasen had just enough …

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