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Coyotes in Chicago: conflict or coexistence

For the people of Chicago, a new study should ease their fears about the pack of wild coyotes that roam the city read more
Evaluating ecotourism in Costa Rica

For all its hype does ecotourism really work? The case of Costa Rica... read more
When an invasive species becomes media hype

A scientist argues that researchers and the media create undeserved negative hype for purple loosestrife... read more
Invasional meltdown: exotic deer nibbling on native plants

A study examines whether exotic deer are facilitating the invasion of other non-native species... read more
Shade-grown coffee: the benefit for wintering migratory birds

Shade coffee plantations are good for some wintering birds like the threatened cerulean warbler... read more
The fate of remnant tall grass prairie patches in North America

If 99% of the tall grass prairie is gone, how is the remaining 1% making out? read more
Using fossils to explain island bird extinctions

A new study uses paleoecology to identify the factors that make island birds prone to extinction... read more
Powerline corridors as habitat for breeding birds

Powerline corridors are substituting for shrinking scrubland habitat. But are they good for birds... read more
The impact from powerboating on freshwater turtles

A new study finds that power boats can pose serious threats to freshwater turtles... read more
The danger of restoring native plants using non-local sources

A tale about restoring native plants in Minnesota using propagules from source populations in Michigan... read more

Dam removal vs. exotic species control: the benefit for native fish

Scientists turn a dam decommissioning on a stream in Arizona into an ecological experiment... read more
Should conservation focus on threatened species?

Scientists examine whether a focus on threatened species leads to the best conservation outcomes... read more
GRANTS: the latest postings from our Funding Board
Public Lands Program Capacity Building Grants posted: 11/05/2009

Five Star Restoration Matching Grants Program posted: 11/05/2009

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Reproductive Physiology
posted: 11/05/2009

Wetlands Design and Restoration Assistance
posted: 11/05/2009

Planet Connect Grants
posted: 11/05/2009

Richard C Bartlett Environmental Education Award  posted: 11/03/2009

Restoration Grant Program
posted: 11/02/2009

Fisheries and Headwaters Grant Program
posted: 11/02/2009

Regional Integrated Pest Management Competitive Grants Program
posted: 11/02/2009

Environmental Education Grants
posted: 11/02/2009

Puget Sound Watershed Management Assistance Program
posted: 11/02/2009

North American Wetlands Conservation Act US Standard Grants
posted: 11/02/2009

full Funding Board: click here