Studies suggest grey squirrel, feral pig, & rat control are barking up the wrong tree BELFAST; GUAM; VANCOUVER––“Invasive” grey squirrels are allegedly extirpating red squirrels in the British Isles by transmitting squirrel pox. Feral pigs allegedly run amok to the detriment of rare native plants on Guam, a remote Pacific island. Rats present a perennial […]
Can scary drones save birds from massacre?
The test of what works up above may come Down Under ADELAIDE, Australia––Little corellas, the smallest of the cockatoo family, are again under the gun as purported avian pests in South Australia. Their cousins, long-billed corellas, are under attack in West Australia. Another cousin, the allegedly invasive sulphur-crested cockatoo, native to New Guinea, has […]
The National Park Service wants to get our goats
Putsch against “invasive” species ignores leading edge conservation science PORT ANGELES, Washington––Are the estimated 620 mountain goats roaming the upper reaches of 1,442-square-mile Olympic National Park a threat to biodiversity, as the National Park Service argues, or contributing to “rewilding” the park, as suggested by Arizona State University biodiversity researcher Erick Lundgren? Should they […]