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Traditional Tracking vs. Electronic Surveillance: Has Wildlife Research Become Too High-Tech?

Traditional Tracking vs. Electronic Surveillance: Has Wildlife Research Become Too High-Tech?

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 2, 2013 13

From Florida manatees equipped with small, satellite-monitored tags to elk in the Rocky Mountains fitted with large radio collars, our wildlife is becoming more wired every day. We now know more about the locations

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Rewilding: Reintroducing Wild Wood Bison to Alaska

Rewilding: Reintroducing Wild Wood Bison to Alaska

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 29, 2013 8

After more than 100 years of absence from the United States, a wild population of North America’s largest land mammal may soon be reintroduced to Alaska: wood bison. Larger than plains bison (Bison bison bison)—which

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Juggling Wolves in the Rockies

Juggling Wolves in the Rockies

Lisa Poppleton December 26, 2012 0

As a lover of wild animals, my media feed spans the globe for wildlife conservation stories.  This fall and winter, however, I have not needed to search far in following one of North America’s

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Smartphone Apps Pinpoint Wildlife Sightings in Yellowstone, But Is That a Good Idea?

Smartphone Apps Pinpoint Wildlife Sightings in Yellowstone, But Is That a Good Idea?

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 10, 2012 12

Yellowstone National Park has often been called the “Serengeti of the North,” and there’s nothing more exciting than venturing into its backcountry or famed Lamar and Hayden Valleys in hopes of coming across a

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I “Break” for Bears

I “Break” for Bears

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 29, 2011 4

Calm, stoic strength. The consummate mother. Introspection. A symbol of the wild itself. No matter what bears represent for you personally, you are sure to have an opinion on them and what their proper

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Bacon—the Maple Kind

Bacon—the Maple Kind

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 1, 2011 1

It’s a given that most of us can’t resist dogs. As the first animal domesticated by humans—sometime around the end of the Ice Age—our bond to Canis familiaris just seems a little tighter than

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Living with Predators

Living with Predators

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 26, 2011 10

“Seven teens attacked by grizzly in Alaska’s Talkeetna Mountains,” reads a headline in a Sacramento news story, taken from the Anchorage Daily News on July 25, 2011. And, “Two teenagers have life-threatening injuries after

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The World’s Most Underappreciated Bird?

The World’s Most Underappreciated Bird?

Brad Josephs April 25, 2011 6

In modern society the raven is surely the world’s most underappreciated bird. Physically, ravens are neither ornate nor powerful. They lack the color of most other songbirds,  the hunting prowess of mighty raptors, and are often

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