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The Return of Romania’s Bear Hunt

A law has finally passed in Romania to bring back the brown bear hunt. It requires the Ministry of Environment to produce a hunting quota for wildlife management each year. Since the hunting ban in late 2016, several organizations, such as the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC), have been working for Romania [...]

By |June 22nd, 2018|Hunting, wildlife|0 Comments

Kudu, Forest Duikers, and Unexpected Cheetahs

A look at wildlife studies from a diverse range of scientists Without the physical evidence of preserved hairs or bones, how are a group of scientists claiming lesser kudu once roamed in Saudi Arabia? Archeologists from the U.K. and Saudi Arabia analyzed over six thousand ancient rock paintings in a UNESCO World Heritage Site of [...]

By |June 19th, 2018|News, wildlife|0 Comments

Search Continues for New Zealand Moose

The last confirmed photo of a moose in New Zealand was taken during a hunt in 1952. So how is anyone convinced that a population of Fiordland Moose still exists today? Some say that the physical evidence is obvious. Although there have been no confirmed sightings in over 60 years, hairs, footprints, and moose-specific foraging [...]

By |June 13th, 2018|wildlife|0 Comments

Piecing Together the Puzzle of the Texas Mule Deer

The mission of the Borderlands Research Institute (BRI) is to help conserve the natural resources of the Chihuahuan Desert Borderlands through research, education, and outreach. One of BRI’s recent long-term mule deer studies is designed to help better understand antler growth, body characteristics, and tooth wear for mule deer of varying age classes (especially bucks). [...]

By |June 8th, 2018|Uncategorized, wildlife, Wildlife Conservation|0 Comments

Muntjac Spotted After 17 Years

A male and female giant muntjac (Muntiacus vuquangensis) were captured on camera in Quang Nam, Vietnam for the first time since 2000. This photo evidence is a rarity, with extremely limited documentations of this species by scientists to date. Since the two observed muntjacs are mature and of reproductive age, researchers are hopeful that there [...]

By |May 25th, 2018|Uncategorized, wildlife|0 Comments

Safari in the City

By Sam Kieschnick, Urban Wildlife Biologist for Texas Parks and Wildlife When we think of areas of high biodiversity (places with a lot of different kinds of plants and animals), we likely think of the rainforests in Brazil, the plains of Africa, or the coral reefs off the coast of Australia. I envision a giraffe [...]

By |May 23rd, 2018|wildlife|0 Comments

Idaho Moves Forward with Grizzly Hunt

The Idaho Fish and Game Department approved the first grizzly bear hunting season in more than 40 years. The quota? One bear. While this doesn’t seem like a big step, the Fish and Game officials have received a large pushback from anti-hunters. The opposition is so resilient that the officials are warning potential applicants that [...]

By |May 14th, 2018|Conservation in Action, wildlife|0 Comments

 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