Camels betray their best mates in 'Judas' trials
Murdoch University researchers have successfully trialled an approach to control feral camel numbers in Australia's outback whereby a single animal is used to betray the whereabouts of its companions.
Scientist uncovers Australian predators' breakfast feast
Predators at one of Australia's most northern points are cleaning up frogs and toads hit by cars so quickly that the true cost of road kill could easily be underestimated, Deakin research has found.
Climate change threatens red knot population
In December, the red knot was added to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's list of endangered and threatened wildlife, making it the first bird whose listing identifies climate change as a principal threat ...
Genetics denote feral cat source
Feral cats arrived on Dirk Hartog Island in two separate waves, but are now reproductively isolated, according to genetic analysis.
Attitudes about knowledge and power drive Michigan's wolf debate
With both wolf proposals shot down by Michigan voters on election day, the debate over managing and hunting wolves is far from over.
Oil and gas development homogenizing core-forest bird communities
Conventional oil and gas development in northern Pennsylvania altered bird communities, and the current massive build-out of shale-gas infrastructure may accelerate these changes, according to researchers in Penn State's ...
Research indicates coyote predation on deer in East manageable
Coyotes are a major predator of white-tailed deer across the East, especially fawns born each spring, but wildlife managers nonetheless are able to stabilize and even grow deer herds, according to researchers ...
'Teenage' songbirds experience high mortality due to many causes, study finds
Nearly one-third of songbird species across North America are experiencing long-term declines. Scientists have spent years researching potential causes for these population declines, focusing on the birds ...
Beavers keep riparian systems healthy
In some circles, beavers have long been considered pests that damage trees, clog up culverts, and build dams that inhibit or alter the natural flow of waterways. But, to two University of Wyoming researchers, ...
Black bears: Here, gone, and back again
A new study from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) has pieced together the last 150 years of history for one of the state's most interesting denizens: the ...
First in-depth UK deer census highlights need for increased culls
Current approaches to deer management are failing to control a serious and growing problem, according to new research by the University of East Anglia (UEA).
Study: Wolverines need refrigerators
Wolverines live in harsh conditions; they range over large areas of cold mountainous low-productivity habitat with persistent snow. The paper suggests wolverines take advantage of the crevices and boulders ...
Texas AgriLife Research study updates population of endangered golden-cheeked warblers
The projected number of golden-cheeked warbler males across their breeding range in Central Texas is more than previous estimates had indicated, according to results from a Texas AgriLife Research study recently ...
Cougars are re-populating their historical range, new study confirms
American mountain lions, or cougars, are re-emerging in areas of the United States, reversing 100 years of decline. The evidence, published in The Journal of Wildlife Management, raises new conservation questions, such a ...
Study: Using a gun in bear encounters doesn't make you safer
Carrying a gun in bear country doesn't mean you're more protected in the event of a bear encounter, according to new research out of Brigham Young University.