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elephant with collar around neck
Dec. 06, 2013
Unlocking the mysteries of animal migration through precise, near real-time tracking can solve major conservation challenges and transform wildlife science worldwide.
Dec. 02, 2013
Press conference announcing the Partners in the Sky partnership
Dec. 01, 2013
For more than 50 years, Smithsonian scientists collected and stored frozen biomaterials (such as DNA, tissues, germplasm) from a vast array of animal and plant species.
Sep. 01, 2013
By Matt Neff, Animal Keeper at the Zoo’s Rep
tall bird with long neck and beak
Aug. 29, 2013
Scientists have studied bird migration for centuries, but it remains one of nature's great mysteries.
Aug. 01, 2013
Twenty-seven million years before the
May. 21, 2013
By Pierre Comizzoli, SCB
Mar. 01, 2013
In 2008 the Smithsonian, along wit
Feb. 27, 2013
In addition to the research Zoo scientists and their Chinese colleagues conduct on giant pandas, they also study red pandas. In this update Dr.
sparrows
Feb. 13, 2013
Are bird bills simply for eating or do they play a role in mating?
Jan. 18, 2013
One of the biggest questions scientists at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) were working hand-in-hand with their colleagues in China to understand in the late 1990s was: why are...
Nov. 14, 2012
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute scientists and collaborators have found that the island scrub-jay's population on Santa Cruz Island—its only habitat—is significantly smaller than...
Nov. 13, 2012
For clouded leopards, home is where the heig
Nov. 02, 2012
Every year more than 4 million people enjoy the popular Appalachian Trail, which extends from Maine to Georgia and is surrounded by forests as well as agricultural and residential development.
Nov. 01, 2012
By Virginia Carter, SCBI Researcher
Oct. 28, 2012
By Kimberly Terrell, Wildlife Biologist A team of scientists and keepers is traveling all over the eastern United States this year to study a unique and amazing animal: the hellbender.
Oct. 28, 2012
For 9 years we have monitored the small mammals and migratory birds in 12 areas, 6 of which were fenced to exclude deer.
Oct. 18, 2012
Traditionally, biologists have gathered basic inform
Sep. 27, 2012
As any butterfly watcher knows,
Jul. 01, 2012
By Stephen Schulze, Small Mammal House K
Jun. 11, 2012
Scientists from the Smithsonian and colleagues have found that waterbird communities can be the canary in the coal mine when it comes to detecting the health of urban estuary ecosystems.