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By John Pastor / On March 22nd, 2018

In fall, about 21 mammal and bird species worldwide, mostly in northern regions, change their coat or plumage colors from brown to white. White provides camouflage against predators as snow covers the landscape in winter. In spring, these same animals...

By Joseph M. Kiesecker / On October 27th, 2017

View from a mountain top in Khan Khentii Protected Area, Khuh Nuur, Mongolia. Photo © Nick HallA mysterious and untimely death is not what first comes to mind when I think about wildlife conservation. But the death of conservation ranger Lkhagvasumberel...

Photo Credit: Birds on a Wire by Flickr.com user Kiwi Flickr

By Michael Branch / On April 19th, 2016

The Rants from the Hill essay series has appeared in High Country News online every month, without fail, since July 2010. A lot has happened in those (almost) six years as we—my wife, Eryn, and our daughters, Hannah and Caroline—have...

Photo credit: Flock/bandada by Flickr.com user Rafael Edwards

By Erin Johnson / On November 17th, 2015

They went into the muslin bags easily as we freed them one by one from under the heavy net. Some were stunned, frozen, immobile; others struggled between the strands, exploding with powerful wings when handled. I was a tag-along, a newbie, an invited...

Photo credit: Flock/bandada by Flickr.com user Rafael Edwards

By Kennedy Warne / On June 29th, 2015

Mangrove planting in Kiribati. Photo by Kennedy Warne.  

Photo credit: Flock/bandada by Flickr.com user Rafael Edwards

By Eric Dinerstein / On June 17th, 2015

A hoary bat, Lasiurus cinereus.

Photo credit: Flock/bandada by Flickr.com user Rafael Edwards

By Meghan Bartels / On June 12th, 2015

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By Cristina Eisenberg / On May 20th, 2015

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By Eric Dinerstein / On May 19th, 2015

 

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By Jason Leppig / On May 11th, 2015

A new report that highlights specific examples of climate adaptation in the Midwest published this [last?] week in partnership with National Wildlife Federation. Informed by the data of Climate...

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