Science & Biology

A Tale of Two Reds: Old-world versus New-world Red Fox

What does the fox say? It depends on which of the 45 subspecies of red fox you ask! As it turns out, an original or “native” red fox subspecies did inhabit montane and glacial areas of North America prior to European settlement; it just wasn’t indigenous to where early settlers were colonizing in the eastern United States.

Conservation Researchers: hunting bans imperil biodiversity

New writings published in the Science Journal urge governments and policymakers to take account of these findings in the face of high-profile emotionally-driven campaigns that call for bans on the regulated hunting of abundant species.

Toxic algae may be making Florida’s wild felines “mental”

Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has documented several wild felines showing signs of apparent neurological issues.

Bear management: An “unbearable” moral conundrum

While the regulated hunting and harvest of abundant black bear populations relies on conservation-minded modes to administer a selective seasonal hunt, nuisance black bears desperate for a meal or causing public safety issues are dealt with when the damage takes place - regardless of time of year or the scientific merits of removing such individuals from the landscape.

Researchers say Coyote tapeworm transferable to pets, humans

Recent studies have found an increased presence of a tapeworm infecting coyotes, foxes, and rodents across the Canadian province of Alberta.