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2014-05-05 23:05:57

The Draper Natural History Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West partners with the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce and several other local agencies and organizations with Spring into Yellowstone Birding and Wildlife Festival May 14 – 18. Now in its second year, the event celebrates the surrounding area’s abundant wildlife and landscapes, as well as the spring opening of the East Gate to Yellowstone National Park. Cody, Wyoming (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 The Spring into Yellowstone...

Bison Populations Can Be Restored After Removal From Infected Herds
2014-02-28 14:23:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online About half of the Bison in Yellowstone National Park test positive for exposure to brucellosis, a bacterium that causes pregnant animals to prematurely abort their young. According to the results of a new study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, non-infected bison can be safely removed from an infected herd and used to start new herds. The study represents a promising future for an animal that...

2013-08-29 23:03:21

$100,000 research grant to study migratory wildlife launched by Prince Albert II of Monaco, University of Wyoming, and Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Cody, Wyoming (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Today, an international partnership announced the first winners of a new scientific prize supporting biodiversity studies in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The Camp Monaco Prize is an initiative of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Draper Natural History Museum, the University of Wyoming’s...

Yellowstone Elk The Focus Of Ecology Forum
2013-07-01 05:14:07

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ecologists have been active in their response to the publishing of a new study in the June issue of the Ecological Society of America's journal Ecology. In it, Arthur Middleton and fellow researchers from the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the US Geological Survey discussed the Clarks Fork herd residing on crowded winter grounds outside of Cody, Wyoming. Their findings contradict those of a 1988 study...

Grizzly Bear Recovery Estimates Flawed, Population May Be In Decline
2013-06-25 07:19:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Yellowstone grizzly bears were first given endangered species status in 1973 after extensive hunting and killing had decimated the wild populations of this apex predator. Through the years since, the populations of these grizzlies have been closely monitored by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), with numbers reportedly rebounding from a mere 200 animals in the 1970s to more than 700 today. The steady increase in grizzly...

Norovirus Cases On The Rise In Yellowstone National Park
2013-06-20 08:11:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted in a January weekly report that norovirus had taken a stronghold in the US, with numbers of cases rising. The virus, which is associated with flu-like symptoms and causes uncontrollable vomiting, has in fact been showing its ugly face in schools, on cruise ships and around other public places in recent months. Now, a new report from the National Park Service has...

2013-05-19 23:03:13

Students from Longwood University are at Yellowstone National Park on an annual academic pilgrimage to be citizen leaders. An online multimedia journal lets anyone follow their adventure. Farmville, VA (PRWEB) May 19, 2013 Follow the Adventure Online at http://www.longwood.edu/yellowstone. Since 2006, groups of Longwood University students and faculty have been setting out in May on an annual academic pilgrimage to Yellowstone National Park. Their mission is to seek out more than just...

Yellowstone Volcano Debate: Both Sides May Be Right
2013-04-16 05:23:36

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The geologic formation of the supervolcano encompassing the Yellowstone National Park region has been the subject of much debate. A new study, led by the University of Rhode Island's Professor Christopher Kincaid, provides new evidence that may put an end to the debate by demonstrating both sides may be right. The international team of scientists used a state-of-the-art plate tectonic laboratory to show the volcanism in the...

Elk Bones Reveal History Of A Species
2012-12-10 14:46:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Conservationists typically rely on direct observation, whether from the air or the ground, to understand how different species use the land in their habitat, but a new method from a University of Cincinnati professor could give them another way to gain insight into species land use. According to the November cover article for the Ecological Society of America's journal Ecology, Josh Miller assessed elk habitats use in Yellowstone...


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