Human disturbance is pitting wolverines against an unlikely competitor: Coyotes

Human disturbance is pitting wolverines against an unlikely competitor: Coyotes

In March this year, headlines across the United States announced the rare sighting of an elusive creature in Yellowstone National Park: the wolverine. In the accompanying photographs, a lumbering, blackish-brown animal stands in profile on a snowy road. The individual, thought to be one of only around 10 wolverines that call Yellowstone home, continued on […]

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Every year in Virginia, barbaric “killing contests” take place, and they are nothing but tragic and frightening

Every year in Virginia, barbaric “killing contests” take place, and they are nothing but tragic and frightening

While dogfighting and cockfighting are no longer legal in the United States, numerous animal species, such as bobcats, coyotes, crows, foxes, marmots, mountain lions, prairie dogs, rabbits, and raccoons, are nonetheless endangered. Every year, barbaric “Killing contests” take place, and they are nothing but tragic and distressing. They’re essentially competitions to see who can spill […]

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In attempting to reduce coyote populations, Kansas hunters are causing them to reproduce at an even faster rate

In attempting to reduce coyote populations, Kansas hunters are causing them to reproduce at an even faster rate

To decrease cattle predation, ranchers and hunters turn to mass coyote hunts. However, in Kansas, the hunts may be encouraging coyotes to reproduce even more rapidly. Ranchers in western Kansas are outraged when their cattle are preyed upon by predators. That includes coyotes in that part of the country. According to High Plains Public Radio reporter […]

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Carnivores avoid rush hour by taking to roads at night

Carnivores avoid rush hour by taking to roads at night

Bears, wolves, and other carnivores in Michigan adjust their behavior to avoid active roadways, researchers reported recently in the journal Global Ecology and Conservation. The study is part of the growing field of road ecology, which explores how wildlife responds to human thoroughfares—and what this means for coexisting with carnivores in an increasingly crowded world. […]

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