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Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Australian Researchers Call to Minimize Drone Impact on Wildlife

University of Adelaide environmental researchers have called for a ‘code of best practice’ in using unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) for wildlife monitoring and protection, and other biological field research. The researchers, from the University’s Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility (URAF) or Adelaide Drone Hub, say that drones are a useful tool for field research and their

Monday, May 16th, 2016

NSF Grant to Help NAU Grow Drone Technology for Biologists and Ecologists

Wildlife biologists and ecologists are data starved because current technologies for tracking small animals are time intensive and produce low sample sizes, said Paul Flikkema, Northern Arizona University professor of electrical engineering. NAU researchers have been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to develop an unmanned aerial vehicle to find animals in the wild that

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Private Sector Must Be a Part of the Wildlife Trafficking Solution

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2016—WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) took part in a Public Forum of the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance, which brings private sector companies together to fight wildlife trafficking. The following statement was released by John Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Director of the 96 Elephants campaign: “Targeting wildlife trafficking is

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

UCI, NASA Researchers Find Link Between Amazon Fire Risk, Devastating Hurricanes

Irvine, Calif., August 20, 2015 — Researchers from the University of California, Irvine and NASA have uncovered a remarkably strong link between high wildfire risk in the Amazon basin and the devastating hurricanes that ravage North Atlantic shorelines. The climate scientists’ findings appear in the journal Geophysical Research Letters near the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

FAA: Wildfires and Drones Don’t Mix

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2015 — Responding to recent incidents in which unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as “drones,” interfered with manned aircraft involved in wildland firefighting operations, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is supporting the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Forest Service in their simple message to drone operators:

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Need to Fight Fire? There’s a Map App for That!

REDLANDS, Calif., Oct. 6, 2014—Wildfires raged across Northern California and southern Oregon in August. But thanks to a new map application, two local utilities were able to monitor and protect more than 16,000 miles of transmission lines that serve nearly two million customers.

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

DOD Supports Wildfire Suppression Efforts in Northwest Great Basin

Two Department of Defense C-130 aircraft equipped with U.S. Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems (MAFFS) and under the command and control of U.S. Northern Command are assisting with wildfire suppression efforts in the Northwest, Great Basin, and elsewhere in the West at the request of the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise,

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Eyeing Multiple Scenarios, Conservation Scientists Can Tackle an Uncertain Future

A new publication from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) illustrates that one way to make pro-active decisions in conservation and natural–resource planning today is to consider various scenarios that may unfold tomorrow. Conservation professionals face many challenges due to changes in climate, land use, invasive species, biodiversity,

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

US Forest Service, Conservation Groups Reach Deal on Monitoring of Sierra Nevada Wildlife

The U.S. Forest Service and conservation groups have reached an agreement to strengthen monitoring of Sierra Nevada wildlife. Under the settlement reached Friday, an independent panel of scientists will evaluate which plant and animal species the Forest Service uses to track the health of Sierra Nevada forests. The agreement settles a federal lawsuit filed in

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Announcing the IV International Wildlife Management Congress

In an increasingly globalized and populated world, sustainable management of natural resources has never been more challenging—or more critically important. For those individuals who work every day to manage and conserve wildlife and wild lands, these changes means that international collaboration is hardly optional. That’s why the IV International Wildlife Management Congress (IWMC), to be