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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. 

A citizen science study helped researchers capture wildlife images.

Mar 4, 2021

NC Citizen Science Study of Wildlife Captures 2.2M Images

A citizen science project led by NC State researchers captured 2.2 million images for wildlife research in North Carolina. 

Wild turkey

Nov 19, 2020

Talking Turkey: How the Bird Made a Comeback in North Carolina

An estimated 270,000 turkeys can be found in the forests of North Carolina. 

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. 

Wild fox

Oct 26, 2020

Wildlife Flock to Backyards for Food From People

A new study helps explain why some animals are sometimes more often found in suburban areas than wild ones: because people are feeding them – sometimes accidentally. 

Raccoon and deer foraging together.

Sep 28, 2020

Do Raccoons Fear Coyotes? A Research Team Used Cameras to Find Out

A new study used cameras to find raccoons are unlikely prey for coyotes. 

Roland Kays and the eagle Freedom.

Jun 22, 2020

NC State Researcher Joins Global Effort to Study Impact of ‘Anthropause’ on Wildlife

Wildlife scientists from around the globe issued a call for sharing animal behavior data amid the "anthropause." 

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. 

Feb 23, 2018

Intensive Biomass Harvest Linked to Fire Ant Colonization, Declines in Some Invertebrates

Removing too much of the woody debris left on the ground after timber is cut can open the door for invasive fire ants and reduce invertebrate diversity, according to two new studies in North Carolina and Georgia.