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Human-Wildlife Conflict and Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

Human-Wildlife Conflict and Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 5, 2016 9

I heard about another act of wildlife poaching this morning. Only this time it wasn’t African elephants or Indian tigers or Indonesian rhinos. It was in the U.S., and it involved deer. The poachers

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New WILDLABS.NET: Where Technology and Conservation Meet

New WILDLABS.NET: Where Technology and Conservation Meet

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 22, 2015 0

It’s easy to find recent examples of how technology has helped wildlife conservation. New electronic tools for detecting and preventing animal and plant poaching, artificial appendages and limbs, and GPS tracking have all aided

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Declining Wildebeests: Why Conserve Nonthreatened Species?

Declining Wildebeests: Why Conserve Nonthreatened Species?

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 19, 2015 0

The classical elemental forces of nature are air, earth, fire and water. But there are other great environmental powers that have a beating heart, such as when millions of wild animals come together as

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Earth Day 2015: the Good, the Bad and the Silenced

Earth Day 2015: the Good, the Bad and the Silenced

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 21, 2015 9

Wednesday, April 22, is Earth Day 2015, the 45th celebration of what started out as a true grassroots movement—the environmental likes of which we haven’t seen since. Last year, on Earth Day 2014, I

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Illegal Wildlife Trafficking: U.S. Doubles Down

Illegal Wildlife Trafficking: U.S. Doubles Down

Wendy Redal February 21, 2015 0

Within the open expanse of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge just outside Denver, you’ll find an unseemly sight – a large government building surrounded by short-grass prairie and wetlands. In contrast to

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Video: Slow-Motion Capture of a Running Cheetah

Video: Slow-Motion Capture of a Running Cheetah

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 19, 2015 18

Cheetahs are the fastest runners on the planet: they can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in only three seconds. And thanks to their spines that are proportionally the longest and most flexible in

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Should We Vaccinate Wild Animals for Canine Distemper Virus?

Should We Vaccinate Wild Animals for Canine Distemper Virus?

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 17, 2015 14

The world’s tigers face considerable threats today: poaching, habitat loss, depletion of their prey and retaliatory kills by humans when the big cats take livestock. But now, a new threat has surfaced: the canine

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New Year: Top 10 Things I Learned about Nature in 2014

New Year: Top 10 Things I Learned about Nature in 2014

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 30, 2014 20

The year 2014 is now in its final hours.Traditionally, during these last, waning days, we look back on what kind of year we just had, what we accomplished and what we could have done

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