Wildlife Monitoring News

  • Three PNNL Innovations Honored with National Awards

    The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer has honored three innovations at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: energy use sensors, fish and wildlife tracking devices and a streamlined technology licensing agreement. The innovations were among the 2020 FLC national awards the consortium announced earlier this month. PNNL received two ...


    By CleanTech Alliance

  • Windward in the Local News

    The City of Edmonds’ ongoing work to protect, preserve and enhance the Edmonds Marsh launched a new phase this year, focusing on providing data and other information to help evaluate of the ecological functions of the Marsh and its buffers. Visitors this fall are likely to encounter field crews from Windward Environmental collecting data along ...


    By Windward Environmental LLC

  • AUG Secures Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Project Under BCIP

    A.U.G. Signals Ltd (AUG), one of the leading experts in intelligent sensor systems and signal processing, today announced its new pilot project with Parks Canada under the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) for the wildlife monitoring in the Glacier National Park, between Revelstoke and Golden, British Columbia. During this project, AUG will deploy its multi-sensor SENTINEL system on the ...


    By A.U.G. Signals Ltd.

  • UK’s largest marine robot mission is underway off northwest Scotland

    An ambitious two-week mission involving ten marine robots has commenced off northwest Scotland. The third in a series of demonstrator missions, this latest phase sees the largest fleet of marine robotic vehicles simultaneously deployed in UK waters. The mission comprises seven submarine gliders and three surface Wave Gliders that are working together in fleets to collect a range of environmental ...

  • Indigenous peoples and local communities key in combatting illegal wildlife trade

    Involving and supporting Indigenous peoples and local communities in the fight against wildlife trafficking is essential, yet often overlooked, writes Rosie Cooney, Chair of IUCN’s Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group, following ...

  • EPA Releases Scientific Report Showing U.S. Coastal Waters a Mix of Good and Fair Health

    Biological Quality is rated good in 56% of coastal and Great Lakes nearshore waters. Healthy communities of bottom-dwelling macroinvertebrates (such as worms and clams), which are indicators of biological quality, are supported in these waters. Water Quality is rated fair in 48% of coastal and Great Lakes waters and good in 36% when measuring phosphorus, nitrogen, water clarity, chlorophyll a, ...

  • Meet the Partech Water Instruments Distributor!

    Each month we’ve been introducing you to one of our distributors—this month we spoke to Christophe at C2Plus in France. Hi Christophe! How long have you been affiliated with Partech? We’ve been associated with Partech for three years now, but we had connections for over 15 years as Mobrey France. We ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • EPA awards $91,000 to Malama Learning Center to improve environmental literacy by restoring Nanakuli Wetlands

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded an environmental education grant of $91,000 to the Malama Learning Center located in Kapolei, Hawaii, to improve environmental literacy by restoring the Nanakuli Wetlands–commonly known in the community as “stink-pond.” The Malama Learning Center’s project will reach at least 700 teachers, students, and ...

  • High toxin level delays California recreational crab season

    Wildlife authorities delayed the recreational Dungeness crab season and closed the rock crab fishery for most of California on Thursday, just days after warning of dangerous levels of a neurotoxin linked to a massive algae bloom off the West Coast. The state Fish and Game Commission voted 3-0 on the Dungeness delay and the rock crab closure north of the Santa Barbara-Ventura county line. The ...

  • State, feds won`t pursue $92M more in `89 Exxon Valdez spill

    The state and federal governments have decided not to pursue $92 million in additional damages from Exxon Mobil Corp., citing the recovery of ducks and sea otters in Alaska's Prince William Sound following a devastating oil spill more than two decades ago. In a court filing made on Wednesday, government attorneys said patches of lingering oil that ...


    By Associated Press

  • Device that emits natural warning calls reduces train-animal collisions

    Animal-train collisions are an important cause of animal mortality. This study tested the ability of a device that emits natural warning calls to reduce risk of animals being hit by trains in central Poland. Animals, including roe deer (Capreolus capreolus), red fox (Vulpes vulpes) and brown hare (Lepus europaeus) escaped in most cases. The authors say the device is an effective means of risk ...

  • Top EPA official takes responsibility for mine spill

    Townspeople affected by the millions of gallons of toxic waste spilled from an abandoned gold mine and now flowing through their communities demanded clarity Tuesday about any long-term threats to their water supply. Colorado and New Mexico made disaster declarations for stretches of the Animas and San Juan rivers and the Navajo Nation declared an emergency as the waste spread downstream, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Pioneering Scottish-based acoustic technology company expands its reach

    St Andrews Instrumentation, one of the UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of innovative acoustic technologies, has invested in a new headquarters and test centre as it advances its global production ambitions. The company – a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of St Andrews - has taken a lease on two units at Mill Court Industrial Estate in Tayport, Dundee, effectively ...

  • Canada’s Greenest Chief Executive for 2015 honoured

    Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions’ President, Gordon Hicks is the winner of Corporate Knights’ Greenest Chief Executive Award in Canada for 2015. Ontario Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Glen Murray, presented the award to Hicks at the Corporate Knights Gala held in the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. The award symbolizes Hicks’ success in managing one of the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Pharmaceutical pollution levels in European rivers assessed

    Concentrations of three pharmaceuticals (ethinylestradiol, oestradiol and diclofenac), have been mapped in a recent study of European rivers. The researchers predict that levels of ethinylestradiol, a contraceptive and hormone replacement drug, could exceed the WFD’s suggested environmental quality standards in 12% of the total length of Europe’s rivers Widely used pharmaceutical ...

  • Protected birds threatened by poisoned prey

    Rodents poisoned by pest control substances may pose a threat to protected birds if the carcasses are not removed quickly enough. A new study found that dead water voles on farmland were scavenged rapidly by red kites and buzzards, suggesting that regular removal is needed to reduce poisoning risks. Chemical poisons are often used to control rodent populations on farms, where the animals destroy ...

  • FLIR Systems Announces European Availability of FLIR ONE, the World`s First Thermal Imaging Camera for iPhone

    FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that the FLIR ONE™ thermal imaging accessory for smartphones will be available for order online this week across 27 European countries at FLIR.com and in 18 European countries through Apple.com. The award-winning FLIR ONE is a lightweight accessory that transforms an iPhone 5 or ...


    By FLIR Systems Inc.

  • Tetra Tech Wins $23.6 Million U.S. Navy Environmental Contract

    Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today it has been awarded a five-year, $23.6 million single-award contract with the U.S. Navy to assess and mitigate environmental impacts from expanded training grounds at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) in Twentynine Palms, California. MCAGCC is currently home to one of the largest military training areas in the nation and is located ...


    By Tetra Tech

  • EPA and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partner to Protect Wildlife at Hawaii’s Tern Island

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released an initial assessment of contamination at Tern Island, a remote island in the chain of Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI). The results show that there have been releases of hazardous substances such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and lead from military wastes buried on the island between World ...

  • Wild and Precious Exhibit Travels from Bangkok and Shanghai to Beijing and Nairobi

    Vibrantly-coloured snakes, magnificent elephants, and iconic apes are among the fauna featured in the "Wild and Precious" International Airport Exhibition unveiled today in Nairobi, Kenya. The Exhibition was originally conceived to mark the 40th anniversary of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and was launched at the 16th Conference of the Parties to CITES in ...

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