3 Endangered Cats You Probably Don’t Know

Last week, we introduced 4 endangered wild dog species to you. Like canines, cats are iconic predators that play important roles in their ecosystems. Many of the well-known Big Cat species are at risk of extinction. Snow leopards, Asiatic cheetahs and tigers are all listed as Endangered by IUCN or International Union for Conservation of …

Issue of the Week: Guard Dogs Can Reduce Conflicts with Predators

Large predators, like wolves and mountain lions, are reappearing in landscapes throughout the western United States. This conservation success story; however, brings new challenges as predators interfere with livestock ranchers. As SCI Foundation discussed in the “Issue of the week: Social Tolerance of Wildlife,” livestock can become part of the food chain as an easy …

Estimating White-Tailed Deer Fawn Survival in Michigan

By Nathan Libal, MS State University; Dr. Jerrold Belant, MS State University; Dr. Dean Beyer, MI DNR Wildlife radio transmitters are an invaluable tool for determining habitat use and movements of many species.  Researchers also use radio transmitters to estimate survival and cause-specific mortality.  Several decades ago, these devices were in their infancy, and managers …