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Guardian: When the rats are away, Galapagos tortoises can play

(The Guardian covers the report by Gibbs and colleagues of Galapagos tortoises' successful breeding following extermination of invasive rats. 1/16/15) READ MORE

Charlotte Observer: Scientists: Tumor-causing virus widespread in wild turkeys

(An ESF grad student is one of the researchers studying wild turkeys to learn why populations are declining. 1/19/15) READ MORE

Discover Magazine: Galapagos Tortoises Make a Comeback, Thanks to Rat Eradication

(Discover Magazine reported on the findings of James Gibbs and colleagues during their recent Pinzon Island tortoise population survey. 1/19/15) READ MORE

Nature: James Gibbs & colleagues announce successful Galapagos tortoise hatching

(After a survey of Pinzon Island tortoise populations, the researchers announced they had found the tortoises are successfully reproducing in the wild. 1/15/15) READ MORE

Saddleback Tortoise on Rebound in Galapagos

For the first time in 150 years, and after more than 50 years of conservation efforts, the number of saddleback giant tortoises appears set to recover on Pinzon Island in the Galapagos archipelago. During a recent visit to Pinzon, an ESF conservation biologist and two colleagues found 10 tiny, newly hatched saddleback tortoises living on the uninhabited island 600 miles west of Ecuador.

Brian Underwood in Syracuse.com article on urban deer in Syracuse

(Brian Underwood is quoted in this article on the current status of efforts to manage Syracuse urban deer populations. 1/12/15) READ MORE

American Chestnut Project in Oregon State U Forestry Blog

(A recent blog article on genetic modification in forestry included a mention of the American Chestnut Project. 12/19/14) READ MORE

Oak Ridge Natl Lab: blight-resistance of transgenic American chestnuts confirmed

(ORNL announced they had verified the blight-resistance of the transgenic trees, as well as near-identical chemical composition to unaltered American chestnuts. 12/14) READ MORE

TWC News Going Green: After New Law, Whale Bones Become Hard to Curate for Education

(Going Green covered the legalities of owning and curating ESF's new whale skeletons for educational purposes. 1/5/15) READ MORE

Syracuse.com: ESF in Top Five Environmental Stories of 2014

(ESF's American Chestnut Project and last summer's Onondaga Lake Bioblitz were two of Syracuse.com's top five environmental stories of 2014. 1/1/15) READ MORE

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The Roosevelt Wild Life Station

The Roosevelt Wild Life Station is a historic research center within SUNY ESF Department of Environmental and Forest Biology (EFB). Today's mission of the Roosevelt Wild Life Station (RWLS) is to deliver the science and trained professionals to preserve our wildlife heritage and save imperiled species worldwide.

Over the last 10 years EFB/RWLS has attracted about $2.6 million annually in conservation research: funds earned are apportioned among fish and wildlife (31%), ecosystems (27%), plants (18%), and invertebrates (8%). RWLS proudly supports the "limitless" conservation work envisioned when the station was founded in 1919.

"The establishment of the Roosevelt Wild Life Forest Experiment Station marks the first active step in a movement… likely to go far in the United States… The work of the Roosevelt Station will thus consist of experiment, investigation, and general research into the wild life which occupies millions of acres of land and water…the work that such an experiment station may do is almost limitless, and its possibilities are as yet quite beyond the range of our imagination." Editorial published in Forest and Stream magazine, August 1919, Volume 89, p 409

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ESF Conservation & Wildlife News

Guardian: When the rats are away, Galapagos tortoises can play

(The Guardian covers the report by Gibbs and colleagues of Galapagos tortoises' successful breeding following extermination of invasive rats. 1/16/15) READ MORE

Charlotte Observer: Scientists: Tumor-causing virus widespread in wild turkeys

(An ESF grad student is one of the researchers studying wild turkeys to learn why populations are declining. 1/19/15) READ MORE

Discover Magazine: Galapagos Tortoises Make a Comeback, Thanks to Rat Eradication

(Discover Magazine reported on the findings of James Gibbs and colleagues during their recent Pinzon Island tortoise population survey. 1/19/15) READ MORE

Nature: James Gibbs & colleagues announce successful Galapagos tortoise hatching

(After a survey of Pinzon Island tortoise populations, the researchers announced they had found the tortoises are successfully reproducing in the wild. 1/15/15) READ MORE

Saddleback Tortoise on Rebound in Galapagos

For the first time in 150 years, and after more than 50 years of conservation efforts, the number of saddleback giant tortoises appears set to recover on Pinzon Island in the Galapagos archipelago. During a recent visit to Pinzon, an ESF conservation biologist and two colleagues found 10 tiny, newly hatched saddleback tortoises living on the uninhabited island 600 miles west of Ecuador.

Brian Underwood in Syracuse.com article on urban deer in Syracuse

(Brian Underwood is quoted in this article on the current status of efforts to manage Syracuse urban deer populations. 1/12/15) READ MORE

American Chestnut Project in Oregon State U Forestry Blog

(A recent blog article on genetic modification in forestry included a mention of the American Chestnut Project. 12/19/14) READ MORE

Oak Ridge Natl Lab: blight-resistance of transgenic American chestnuts confirmed

(ORNL announced they had verified the blight-resistance of the transgenic trees, as well as near-identical chemical composition to unaltered American chestnuts. 12/14) READ MORE

TWC News Going Green: After New Law, Whale Bones Become Hard to Curate for Education

(Going Green covered the legalities of owning and curating ESF's new whale skeletons for educational purposes. 1/5/15) READ MORE

Syracuse.com: ESF in Top Five Environmental Stories of 2014

(ESF's American Chestnut Project and last summer's Onondaga Lake Bioblitz were two of Syracuse.com's top five environmental stories of 2014. 1/1/15) READ MORE

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