Category Archives: Invasive Species

Asian carp and old Chicago waterways

  March 7, 2017 University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences   For more than 100 years, the Illinois-Michigan Canal, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, and the Cal-Sag Canal have connected the Great Lakes and Mississippi … Continue reading

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Texas is Losing The War on Feral Hogs

Posted by John McAdams March 7, 2016 Despite years of intense hunting and trapping, Texas is losing the war on feral hogs. Since the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) first began removing feral hogs in 1982, the hog population … Continue reading

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New Toxin for Feral Swine

By Joshua Rapp Learn The Wildlife Society Posted on October 23, 2015 Feral swine are one of the most difficult invasive species to eradicate in North America. The pigs (Sus scrofa), first introduced from Europe, are intelligent enough to avoid … Continue reading

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A Shifting Approach to Saving Endangered Species

  By ERICA GOODE OCT. 5, 2015 Science A male greater sage grouse performed mating rituals for a female grouse, not pictured, on a lake outside Walden, Colo. Credit David Zalubowski/Associated Press When the Obama administration announced last month that … Continue reading

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Asian carp DNA found in Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan waters for first time

By Dan Egan of the Journal Sentinel Nov. 5, 2013  For the first time, Asian carp DNA has turned up in Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan waters, the state Department of Natural Resources reported Tuesday. The single positive water sample for the … Continue reading

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