From October, 2015


the unprecedented scale of the wildlife crisis in the united states requires policymakers to develop new tools and strategies to halt the decline of wildlife species before they become imperiled and need the protection of the esa. this report proposes the establishment of a new category of wildlife designation—at risk— read article : confronting america’s wildlife extinction crisis


— one reason for the “success” of the hunt, besides the zealousness of men in camouflage (approved weapons: shotguns, bows, pistols, revolvers, and crossbows), is, the sheer naïveté of florida’s wild black-bear population. having not been hunted in two decades has left the population a bit soft in the stomach. read article : florida called off its big black-bear hunt after it became a black-bear massacre


— instead of sending the experts out into the large tracts of inaccessible territory, they can bring that territory to the experts, mengersen noted. using information gathered from field trips, she and her team are creating virtual platforms for experts to visit without leaving the laboratory. read article : scientists use avatar-inspired techniques to help endangered species


— impressively, the real-life food web was the most resilient possible combination of the species alive at the time. in other words, nature’s instruction manual built the most stable systems. read article : who dies and who survives during a mass extinction?


— by the end of the century, according to projections, as many as 10 billion humans will be competing with other species for available space. and changes in climate are already forcing species to move into new terrains, migrations that will increase in the future read article : a shifting approach to saving endangered species


— birds that migrate at night make different sounds and give different calls while flying in the dark, than they do in the day. read article : peregrine falcon population sees record growth more : falcons in migrating season over the cape and islands