Selected Articles

Cloning Goes Wild
in Science Magazine

This spring, if all goes as planned, black-footed ferret clone Elizabeth Ann will mate with a carefully selected bachelor in an effort to introduce greater genetic diversity into wild ferret colonies. If she gives birth to healthy kits, it will mark the first time conservation biologists have been able to integrate cloning into an effort to save a species from extinction.

Thanks to the Yurok Tribe, condors will return to the PNW
in Mongabay

California condors will soar in northern California for the first time in a century next year thanks to the Yurok Tribe, who have fought for the return of this culturally and ecologically important bird for the past 13 years.

An artificial island may be the lifeline Maryland’s common terns need
in Audubon*
(*also ran in Fall Issue of magazine)

Seabirds like skimmers and common terns have been in worrying decline in the state’s Coastal Bays region. A makeshift nesting site could them rebound—if the birds make use of it.