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DSC Applauds Confirmation of Bernhardt as DOI Secretary

The U.S. Senate has confirmed David Bernhardt to serve as Secretary of the Interior. (April 15, 2019 - DALLAS) -  DSC is pleased that the U.S. Senate voted to confirm David Bernhardt, President Trump's nominee, to serve as Secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI). DSC has supported this nomination since the beginning because [...]

By |April 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Old Wild Dog Research Disproved

For 25 years, researchers have been blamed for the disappearance of wild dogs in the Serengeti National Park (SNP). Called “Burrows’ Hypothesis,” a 1991 study attributed a common research technique of handling wildlife to the demise of the dog population. Since all the dogs were gone, there was not enough data to prove or disprove [...]

By |April 12th, 2019|wildlife|0 Comments

No More Delays: Rhino Poachers Sentenced

After almost a decade of delays in court, three rhino poachers were officially sentenced by a court in South Africa this March. In August 2009, several park game rangers set up a roadblock after hearing gunshots. Shortly after, three men were stopped, and promptly arrested, after the rangers and Anti-Poaching Unit found a rifle, two [...]

By |April 10th, 2019|wildlife|0 Comments

The Courts Talk Elk

Wildlife Officials Take Back Management The legal red tape has been lifted for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to dictate elk hunting permits and restrictions as they see fit. The current regulations called for a specific population count and permit number, which the officials believe is not the only threshold required to properly [...]

By |April 4th, 2019|wildlife|0 Comments

Two Years Later: Mongolian Antelope Still Struggling

In 2017, the goat plague rattled the already endangered Mongolian subspecies of the saiga antelope. In the wake of the virus, initial numbers were estimated at 7,500 remaining antelopes after the deaths of 2,500 individuals. You might remember this DSC News Center Article or reading it in a spring 2017 DSC Publication. But after all [...]

By |March 29th, 2019|wildlife|0 Comments

Trends in Wildlife Web Searches

Any other data lovers out there? Out of almost 40,000 different animal and plant pages on Wikipedia representing 52 taxonomic classes and 1,611 families, about 10,000 of them show repeating patterns in page searches every year. The data confirms that human interest in different species follows the species’ seasonality, especially in insects and flowering plants. [...]

By |March 27th, 2019|From the DSC Newsroom, wildlife|0 Comments

Extinct Leopard Sightings, Rare Lynx Capture, and Elusive Black Leopards

Rangers Look to Confirm Extinct Leopard Sightings Declared extinct in 2013, the Formosan clouded leopard has had no confirmed sightings since 1983. Recently, two different groups of rangers believe to have spotted the extinct leopard in a southern Taiwan mountain region. One group saw several leopards chasing goats on a cliff, and another saw one [...]

By |March 22nd, 2019|From the DSC Newsroom|0 Comments

Hunting in Media Spotlight – Again

BY RICHARD T. CHEATHAM, DSC FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR You may have seen the news reports about a gentleman from North Texas, who recently purchased a markhor hunt in Pakistan, and harvested a great ram. The DSC Life Member did a nice job of explaining the hunt, and setting out the benefits that his hunt provided. [...]

By |March 18th, 2019|From the DSC Newsroom, Op-Ed|0 Comments

North Dakota Biologist Wins Literary Award

Get to know new member Karen Seginak, the 2019 Dave Baxter Literary Award Winner “I obtained my B.S. in Zoology from Colorado State University and my M.S. in Zoology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. I've since then worked as a wildlife biologist since 1990 and my passion is being out in the field, engaged entirely in [...]

By |March 11th, 2019|From the DSC Newsroom|0 Comments

DSC Call To Action: The Chance for a New Beginning in Botswana

DSC Members,As many of you may have heard or read, the government in Botswana is considering a substantial reform to the country’s wildlife management policy. Included in the reform is the re-opening of hunting on government lands and the re-opening of elephant hunting. The former administration ended Botswana’s long and storied history of wildlife management [...]

By |March 5th, 2019|Elephant, Hunting, wildlife, Wildlife Conservation|0 Comments