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Birth Control for Bambi

Undark

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The overpopulation of white-tailed deer is a conservation realization and an environmental disaster for the communities that harbor them. Hastings-on-Hudson, a progressive community, has opted for a humane birth control method PZP that is injected by darts into does. The method is successful for ...

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How Smart Animal Shelters Aim for ‘Zero Kill'

The New York Times

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Each year, close to three million dogs and cats are killed in shelters - in some cities more than 70 percent of the animals in shelters are euthanized. Target Zero is a program that works with fellow cities to spay and neuter animals and return them to the streets. Public complaints about animals...

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No-crossing zones

Conservation Magazine

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Banff National Park in Canada is piloting the use of electrified mats to keep wildlife away from railroad tracks and prevent the death of animals by trains.

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Home on the range

Earth Island

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A robust population of grizzly bears can be an indicator of healthy land; however, the bears also can destroy grain bins, consume vegetation, and kill livestock. Ranchers work with the Canadian government and local conservation groups to protect their resources with bear-proof grain bins and elec...

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How Did the Meadow Vole Cross the Road? Designing travel routes for wildlife

re:form

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As a state with robust populations of wildlife, Montana has had its share of roadkill. Its Department of Transportation developed animal shelving, a type of wildlife crossing, to enable safe passage for small animals who need to cross the road. The measure, combined with other types of crossings,...

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The Abstinence Method

Modern Farmer

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Dutch farmers are saying no to antibiotics for livestock. The Netherlands is in the midst of a high-stakes, government-mandated experiment: Can large-scale meat production succeed without routine use of antibiotics?

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Mosquito Hunter

PBS Frontline

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Racing to contain the Zika outbreak, Brazil has deployed an army of health workers to eradicate mosquitoes. But in a country where standing water abounds, giving mosquitoes endless opportunities to breed, the task is daunting.

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The Beaver Whisperer

High Country News

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In different regions of the United States, beavers are considered a predatory pest and have been subjected to lethal trapping by Wildlife Services. However, Methow Valley in Washington has initiated a project that saves beavers by capturing them and taking them to places where they can help revi...

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How These Dogs Protect Elephants

National Geographic

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Ivory poaching has decreased the number of live elephants by one-fifth in the past decade. Although Kenya has ratified laws that make ivory poaching and trafficking punishable, identifying smugglers at border security is still a challenge. Airports in Kenya and Tanzania have employed dogs to snif...

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At the Doney Memorial Pet Clinic who's healing who?

Animal News Northwest

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The poor often suffer from depression and mental health challenges, so taking care of an animal can be a source of motivation to stay well and hopeful. However, the poor do not have the financial resources for pet care. Private donors fund the Doney Memorial Pet Clinic in Seattle, which offers su...

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