Junior Duck Stamp Winner Named

Junior Duck Stamp Winner Named

  Nicole Jeon’s acrylic painting of a harlequin duck took first place in the 2019 National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest. This 16-year-old’s work will don the 2019-2020 Junior Duck Stamp, which raises funds to support educational programs and activities that...
Old Wild Dog Research Disproved

Old Wild Dog Research Disproved

For 25 years, researchers have been blamed for the disappearance of wild dogs in the Serengeti National Park (SNP). Called “Burrows’ Hypothesis,” a 1991 study attributed a common research technique of handling wildlife to the demise of the dog population. Since all...

No More Delays: Rhino Poachers Sentenced

After almost a decade of delays in court, three rhino poachers were officially sentenced by a court in South Africa this March. In August 2009, several park game rangers set up a roadblock after hearing gunshots. Shortly after, three men were stopped, and promptly...

The Courts Talk Elk

Wildlife Officials Take Back Management The legal red tape has been lifted for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to dictate elk hunting permits and restrictions as they see fit. The current regulations called for a specific population count and...

Two Years Later: Mongolian Antelope Still Struggling

In 2017, the goat plague rattled the already endangered Mongolian subspecies of the saiga antelope. In the wake of the virus, initial numbers were estimated at 7,500 remaining antelopes after the deaths of 2,500 individuals. You might remember this DSC News Center...

Trends in Wildlife Web Searches

Any other data lovers out there? Out of almost 40,000 different animal and plant pages on Wikipedia representing 52 taxonomic classes and 1,611 families, about 10,000 of them show repeating patterns in page searches every year. The data confirms that human interest in...