Teamwork makes the dream work! Consilience in species conservation planning

Consilience is the unification of knowledge… It’s recognizing that we need to understand many different disciplines and understand the need to incorporate different disciplines beyond what we know and what we are comfortable with, in order to truly understand the world, understand our place in it, and understand how we
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Spring after winter – changing of the seasons in Jersey

Stephanie Winton is WPC’s current New Noah. Stephanie’s first stop is the 3-month long Endangered Species Management course at the Durrell Conservation Academy in Jersey, UK, followed by a practical placement on the island of Mauritius. Jersey, Channel Islands – Spring in Jersey is beautiful! Full of warm, sunny days with
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Urban Vipers 5: The timber rattlesnakes of Lenexa, Kansas

Timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus). Photo by Peter Paplanus THE SPECIES |  If you feel a sudden, keen sense of loss upon hearing the name of the timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus), it’s not just your imagination. These snakes used to occur in Canada, with populations in southern Ontario and likely southern
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Stumped: Why do bumble bees need forests?

When you think of bumble bees, where do you imagine them? Buzzing around flowers, of course! Most of us are used to seeing bumble bees in our gardens, at the park, or meadows, but these aren’t the only places you can find bumble bees.
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Are two heads really better than one?

Every so often we see an Oregon spotted frog that makes us go…what?!?! At the Oregon spotted frog breeding facility, we have seen leucistic (lacking pigmentation), melanistic (increased pigmentation), extra limbs and fused toes in the tadpoles we grow here. A certain amount of differences in formation are considered normal
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