Horticultural Research

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Horticultural Research

Horticultural Research

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Photo courtesy North Carolina Zoo Photo courtesy North Carolina Zoo Photo courtesy North Carolina Zoo Horticultural Research Given their importance as the foundation of the world's food chains—and their other roles in supporting life on the planet—plants are an important part of any ecosystem. There are at least 10,000 species of plants recognized as threatened…

Pitcher Plants in the Wild

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Pitcherplants are becoming rare, and the insects that depend on them are rarer still. Researchers are working to restore populations of both species at a site in Montgomery County, North Carolina.

Hellbender

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Hellbender

Hellbender

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Photo courtesy John Groves Photo courtesy John Groves Photo courtesy John Groves Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Hellbender Research hellbenders-tab-set600rtbs_arrows#2951c2 ‌ About the Species Project History Current Project Status Hellbender FAQ What does a hellbender look like? Hellbenders are very long, measuring 12 to 29 inches. Their color ranges from drab brown to…

Hellbender – Current Status – 2015

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Hellbenders are Federally listed as a “species of concern” and may be a candidate for listing as an endangered species. Human impacts like acid mine drainage, dam construction, siltation from farms, forestry, and housing development have all contributed to their decline. With that in mind, researchers from across North Carolina are working to develop our knowledge of this species.

Hellbender – Project History – 2011

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Hellbender research has shown steep declines—some as high as 77 percent—among a few hellbender populations. The Appalachian population in the southeastern United States in particular has received little scientific attention. This may be because many researchers think North Carolina’s hellbender population is stable. Unfortunately, there is not much in the way of scientific evidence for this belief. In fact, before our study began in 2007, no one had surveyed North Carolina’s hellbender populations.

Good News

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Good News The goal of this section of posts is to relay good conservation-related news from around the world. We all know that there's plenty of bad news to go around. The idea here is to share good news and to inspire children to believe that good things can happen if we work to conserve…

Bat Research

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Bat Research

Bat Research

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Photo courtesy U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Photo courtesy North Carolina Zoological Park Photo courtesy North Carolina Zoological Park Photo courtesy North Carolina Zoological Park Bat Research bat-research600rtbs_arrows#2951c2 ‌ About the Species Project History Current Project Status Media Resources Newest Bat Research articles... 17 Sep 2015 Bat Research |   This is information about the…

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