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 Bees, Unexpected Remedy for Human-Wildlife Conflict

It’s seems odd that a large animal like an elephant would be afraid of a group of tiny bees. But a team of researchers in Africa are deterring 80 percent of elephants away from farmland because of that strong fear. Elephants forage crops in the night and destroy livelihoods when they wildly trudge through villages, [...]

By |March 1st, 2018|From the DSC Newsroom, wildlife|0 Comments

DSC Convention Duplicates Success of Previous Year

With another successful Convention & Expo under its belt, DSC is doing a final tally of the numbers. Again, the show proved to be a successful joint effort of volunteers, exhibitors, donors, attendees, and others who work hard to produce The Greatest Hunters’ Convention on the Planet™. The Convention in early January, held at the [...]

By |February 15th, 2018|From the DSC Newsroom, LEGACY, Press Release|0 Comments

Think You Know About Mammals?

There’s deer and dogs. Rhinos and rats. Bears and bats. But can you name all 6,495 species? This statistic comes from the new Mammal Diversity Database (MDD), which was presented in a recent study in the Journal of Mammalogy. It shows roughly a 20% increase in overall mammal diversity since 2005. New species that are [...]

By |February 13th, 2018|From the DSC Newsroom, Wildlife Conservation|0 Comments

Do Birds Spread Wildfires?

Birds have been known for clever behaviors. Recent articles mention fashioning tools and taking down law-breaking drones in France. But, Australian scientists are now seeking proof that birds intentionally spread wildfires. New York Times reports that locals have seen predatory birds bring burning sticks to fireless areas. Rangers also note that birds start fires in [...]

By |February 9th, 2018|From the DSC Newsroom|0 Comments

Relocating Lions Is Easier Said Than Done

Problem animals. Why don’t they just move them somewhere else? Many will ask that question as if the solution was that simple. Human development is encroaching into a majority of the wild areas that are left, making it difficult to find new, human-free areas for problematic animals. A recent occurrence in Namibia highlights the complications [...]

By |February 5th, 2018|Big Game, From the DSC Newsroom, lion|0 Comments

Hong Kong Passes Bill To Ban Ivory Trade

Earlier this week, Hong Kong voted to end its ivory trade. The bill also included an increase for maximum penalties –10 years in jail. Supporters see the ban as closing a large loophole since most of the world banned ivory trade in 1990 with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna [...]

By |February 2nd, 2018|Elephant, From the DSC Newsroom|0 Comments

Good News for Rhinos, Bad News for Poachers

The number of rhinos illegally killed by poachers in South Africa decreased in 2017. Records revealed that the number is down from 1,054 in 2016. On another positive note, the conviction rate for poaching cases also increased up to 21% this year. However, the number of incidents remains high with 1,028 poached rhinos. The government [...]

Hunting’s Role in Pakistan

In Pakistan, the story of trophy hunting and the markhor is regarded as a success. But, poachers continue to threaten that status. On Dec. 28, a local Pakistani Parks and Wildlife Department caught several poachers with the meat, horns and skin of two flare-horned markhor. The Department and government worked together to prosecute the suspects [...]

By |January 25th, 2018|From the DSC Newsroom, Hunting|0 Comments

Back to Business Around the States

In early January, New Hampshire Fish and Game Department began the fourth year of collaring moose to study their lifespan and productivity. Surrounding states Maine and Vermont will also coordinate in the efforts to understand what factors affect population growth the area. Within the first few years of study, scientists have linked the rise in [...]

By |January 23rd, 2018|Conservation in Action, From the DSC Newsroom, Hunting|0 Comments

DSC Adds Newest Chapter – DSC Wyoming

DSC announces its newly established affiliate chapter, DSC Wyoming. The group joins the growing chapter affiliate program, bringing the total number of chapters to nine. The program connects conservation groups without geographical ties to DSC to share in achieving the club's vision of a society that values wildlife, engages in its conservation, and understands and [...]

By |January 17th, 2018|Chapters, From the DSC Newsroom|0 Comments