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Tag: wildlife conservation

Black bears captured on camera in North Carolina.

Sep 9, 2021

When Do Black Bears Have Cubs?

Young female bears living in Asheville, North Carolina, had their first litter of cubs earlier than expected. 

Black bears in Asheville.

Sep 9, 2021

Young Female Black Bears in Asheville, North Carolina, Are Big, Have Cubs Early

A new study found urban female black bears in Asheville were larger and had cubs earlier than rural bears. 

Long-tailed weasel

Aug 3, 2021

Study Tracks Decline of Weasels in North America

Three species of weasels are likely in decline in North America, a study co-authored by an NC State scientist found. 

Wild fox

Jul 30, 2021

This Is How College Students Think We Could Pay for Wildlife Conservation in the U.S.

A recent study suggests U.S. college students would support new ways of paying for wildlife conservation. 

Wildlife management can play a role in the spread of zoonotic disease..

Jun 2, 2021

Study Offers Insights for Communicating About Wildlife, Zoonotic Disease Amid COVID-19

An NC State study found a link between the perception of information about zoonotic diseases and the message frame. 

A female hunter.

May 10, 2021

The Next Generation of Hunters Could Look Different

A study led by NC State researchers found a diverse group of potential hunters in a survey of college students. 

A Key deer photo approaches a camera trap in the Florida Keys.

Apr 22, 2021

Endangered Key Deer Fawns Vulnerable to Heat Stress as Sea Level Rises, Study Finds

Sea level rise could destroy low-elevation habitats that provide shade for Key deer in South Florida, making them more vulnerable to heat stress. 

Gray wolf

Nov 5, 2020

Should Gray Wolves Be Removed From the Endangered Species List?

NC State experts weigh in on federal protection of gray wolves after the federal government announced removal of the species from the endangered list. 

North American river otter

Aug 3, 2020

Study Finds Diseases In N.C. Otters, an Important Species for Tracking River Health

A new study from North Carolina State University detected evidence of otter diseases associated with pets. 

American bison.

Jul 2, 2020

Can Asia End its Uncontrolled Consumption of Wildlife? Here’s How North America Did it a Century Ago

A researcher from NC State offers lessons from wildlife conservation in North America in the hope they can aid global efforts. 

Shadow, a wolf at the San Diego Zoo, when he was a pup in 2014.

Jun 22, 2020

Positive YouTube Videos of Wolves Linked to Greater Tolerance

NC State researchers saw in a new study that people showed increased tolerance for wolves after watching positive videos of them. 

Deja Perkins and Lauren Pharr pictured while birding

Jun 15, 2020

The Importance of Black Birders Week and Its Lasting Impact

Two NC State students who participated in Black Birders Week weigh in on why it's important. 

Two mallard ducks flying

Dec 14, 2018

As Hunting Declines, Efforts Grow to Broaden the Funding Base for Wildlife Conservation

Much of the money for wildlife conservation in the United States comes from taxes and fees paid by sportsmen. But as fewer Americans take up hunting, wildlife managers need other funding sources. 

A bat box stands on the Rocky Branch Greenway Trail near Pullen Road on NC State's campus.

Apr 26, 2018

Evicted Bats Get New Digs on Campus

After University Transportation ousted a colony of bats from a campus parking deck, a group of faculty and staff collaborated to find the bats a new home. 

Mar 8, 2018

Who Can Name the Most North Carolina Wildlife?

NC State researchers in environmental education study how students learn about biodiversity and whether they have an interest in conservation biology – protecting wildlife species in the future.