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Wildlife News Roundup (August 23-29, 2014)

The following clips reflect recent wildlife-related news coverage in the media. The Wildlife Society does not independently verify any statements or assertions in these articles. The statements expressed are those of the authors and do not [...]

Potential Environmental Impact of New Undersea Fiber Optic Cable

Google and five other companies recently announced their plans to invest in a $300 million undersea cable called FASTER. The new FASTER cable will connect the U.S. West Coast to Japan, offering unprecedented internet speeds for [...]

The Hidden Works of J. N. “Ding” Darling

Anyone who has ever marveled at the sight of ducks in flight should appreciate the legacy of Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling — the Pulitzer prize-winning cartoonist and pioneering conservationist whose link to The Wildlife Society goes backto [...]

Study Reveals Actual Numbers of Illegal Elephant Kills

Ivory-seeking poachers are exhausting Africa’s elephant populations at an alarming rate, according to new research recently published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study provides the first reliable estimate of illegal elephant kills [...]

Wildlife News Roundup (August 16-22, 2014)

The following clips reflect recent wildlife-related news coverage in the media. The Wildlife Society does not independently verify any statements or assertions in these articles. The statements expressed are those of the authors and do not [...]

New Studies Reveal More About Sharks Big and Small

The Wildlife Society News is bringing you more science every week with the addition of our new feature Research Roundup where we’ll highlight some of the latest wildlife research. On the heels of Shark Week, this [...]

Wildlife News Roundup (August 9-15, 2014)

The following clips reflect recent wildlife-related news coverage in the media. The Wildlife Society does not independently verify any statements or assertions in these articles. The statements expressed are those of the authors and do not [...]

South Africa to Relocate Hundreds of Rhinos

The South African Department of Environmental Affairs recently announced plans to evacuate approximately 500 rhinos from Kruger National Park, in response to a rising attack on the animals. Illegal poaching in the six-million-acre park — an [...]

Oregon Wolf Pups Thriving

In June, the Oregon U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office, part of the FWS’s Pacific Region Division, confirmed the existence of two gray wolf (Canis lupus) pups in the Cascade Mountains — marking the first time [...]

Game Ranching in South Africa

“Auction turnover breaks the billion-rand barrier” (Farmer’s Weekly 2014). This recent headline from a periodical in South Africa highlights the phenomenal growth in game ranching — the practice of extensive ranching, breeding, and selling game species such as Cape buffalo, [...]