A bighead carp weighing about 25 pounds was recently captured in the Minnesota River. This raises concern about potential effects invasive fish can have on the state's waterways.
In recent years, Florida wildlife officials have been concerned the growing population of rhesus macaques living in Silver Springs State Park. They feared the nonnative animals were taking a toll on the region's ecosystem and had the potential to transmit diseases. But a new study by San Diego State University biologists proves otherwise.
Peacocks may soon be termed vermin in Goa, India. State officials proposed reclassifying the majestic birds after concerns were raised about the agricultural damage they cause. Listing them as a "nuisance animal" will make it easier for them to be hunted or culled.
Researchers have become increasingly concerned about invasive and poisonous Asian toads in Madagascar. A new report warns that the country must act quickly to eradicate the species before it establishes itself further.
Yellowstone National Park is expected to kill nearly 900 of its bison this winter, marking the largest cull since 2008. Although laws state that culls are needed to manage growing populations and protect Montana's livestock for infectious diseases bison may be carrying, conservationists argue this large-scale slaughter is unnecessary and brutal -- they have filed a lawsuit claiming that the public has a right to witness this year's controversial cull.
Conservationists urged government officials to impose a year-long hunting ban on leopards in South Africa because the standing of the current population remains unknown.
New Jersey's annual black bear hunting season has been extended by four days this year in order to reach the state's harvest goals. This decision follows recent changes made to the game code regulations and aims at reducing the number of bear-human encounters.
Oil-based pesticides are more effective than water-based alternatives when it comes to killing brown widow spider at the source: their egg sacs.
Toxic stormwater has been linked to the death of coho salmon along the U.S. West Coast. Now, using a simply filtration system, researchers may be able to save them from extinction.
People are advised to eat increased amounts of seafood, bur almost half of it is wasted each year. Since overfishing, pollution and climate change are already impacting fish populations, scientists are examining ways to reduce waste in order to sustain future demands.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently ruled that the North American gray wolf will remain classified as an endangered species despite its speedy recovery across the continent. Strangely enough, many conservationists looking to compromise with angry farmers and state officials are saying that this is not the good news they were hoping to hear.
The longhorned beetle was long thought to be the cologne connoisseur of the insect world, selecting mates based on smell alone. However, like a frat house drowning in Axe body spray, sometimes all the males in a region smell the same. So how do lady longhorns know who's 'Mr. Right?' According to a new study, timing is everything.
Florida officials have long been waging war with invasive Burmese pythons in the Everglades National Park, where an ever-growing (but still hard to find) population of invasive pythons is so prevalent that it's taking a notable chunk out of local mammal populations. Unfortunately, most ecologists won't hesitate to say that the pythons are winning. Now however, the results of a new study may turn the tables, providing new information that can help focus efforts.
To protect their cats... and the rest of Florida's delicate ecosystem, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is launching a hunt for Nile monitor lizards in Palm Beach County. According to biologists, these large invasive lizards should be coming out of hiding to breed very soon, making it the perfect time for locals and professionals alike to strike.