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North Dakota author details comeback of American buffalo

North Dakota author Francie Berg's last book about the American buffalo was a guide for adventurers eager to get out on back roads to see the historic sites where the great animal once flourished. The... Read More

Saving a dying breed

Wild horses living on California’s Channel Islands evolved into a unique breed, but face an uncertain future on the mainland... Read More

What 3 feet of seawater could mean for the world’s turtles

Ninety percent of the world’s coastal freshwater turtle species are expected to be affected by sea level rise by 2100, according to a study from the University of California, Davis.

The study, published in Early View online today in the journal Biological Reviews, is the first comprehensive global assessment of freshwater turtles that frequent brackish, or slightly salty, waters. The study may help guide conservation strategies for turtles. 

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Goats here for spring grazing season

A herd of 400 mastication goats arrived  at the Broderick Boat Ramp this week where they will munch grass for the next several days before moving to other locations in the City. The animals play an important role in vegetation management and fire fuel suppression on city-managed open space.

 

   

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Bears burned in California wildfires healed with fish skins, released to wild

Two adult female black bears that were burned during the Thomas Fire in Southern California have recuperated and are now back in the wild thanks to the help of University of California, Davis, veterinarians and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

 

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Dozens of new wildlife corridors identified for African mammals

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have identified 52 potential wildlife corridors linking protected areas across Tanzania. Using a cost-effective combination of interviews with local residents and a land conversion dataset for East Africa, they found an additional 23 corridors over those previously identified by Tanzanian government reports.

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A Veterinarian's drive for horse care in the Dakotas

UC Davis veterinarian, Eric Davis, and his wife, Cindy, travel in an old bus to North and South Dakota every summer to treat horses on Native American Reservations. They take dozens of students with them, from universities across the country, to teach them about rural veterinary care... Read More