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UF Study: Snail Kites Must Do More Than Move to Thrive


August 6, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Among its many useful traits, the federally endangered snail kite helps wildlife managers gauge whether the Florida Everglades has sufficient water. That’s one reason University of Florida scientists closely monitor the ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Conservation Strategies, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Ellen Robertson, Everglades, Hydrology, Movement, Reproduction, Robert Fletcher, Snail Kite, Water

Malaria parasite makes fawns of white-tailed deer susceptible to diseases and death


April 18, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- More than one in five fawns of white-tailed deer – the most economically important big-game mammal in the United States – can contract a malaria parasite, making fawns susceptible to diseases and death, new University ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Deer Farms, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Fawns, Game Hunting, Malaria, Samantha Wisely, White-tailed Deer

UF study: Peregrine Staying Closer to Home as Population Increases


March 7, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The majestic Peregrine Falcon, one of the fastest birds on the planet, can fly hundreds of miles, but lately has been sticking close to home to breed. Researchers at the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, IFAS, News, Peregrine

UF study: Bird evolves to keep up with invasive prey


December 1, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The federally endangered bird, the snail kite, was faced with an interesting dilemma: The island apple snail was good to eat, but about two to five times bigger than the native snail that the bird usually consumed. What’s ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Invasive Species, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Evolution, IFAS, Invasive Species, Island Apple Snail, News, Snail Kite

UF researchers offer tips on keeping black bears away


May 23, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Imagine eating 38 Big Macs in one day. That’s what a black bear can consume – up to 20,000 calories a day. And, the animals are known to scavenge for food wherever they can find it, including garbage cans and bird feeders. Now, ... READ MORE

Category: NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Bear, Black Bear, Conservation, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, News

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