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MSU joins Urban Wildlife Information Network

June 18, 2019 - Mississippi State University College of Forest Resources

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Wildlife cameras help track urban carnivores in the Pacific Northwest

April 4, 2019 - KING TV 5 NBC

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When coyote parents get used to humans, their offspring become
bolder, too

March 11, 2019 - Science Daily

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Connect Magazine Snapshot on Rochester, New York
(only available to members)

November, 2018 - Association of Zoos & Aquariums;

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Coyote sightings in Tacoma have nearly doubled this year. So what’s going on?

October 19, 2018 - The News Tribune

Ana Maria Sierra is certain of it.

She’s lived in the North End of Tacoma for 20 years, she told me, and she’s never seen so many coyotes — or heard of so many sightings in her neighborhood.

Sure, in years past there was the occasional coyote — perhaps a straggler made its way up from the gulch now and again — but nothing like this.

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This Is Urban Wildlife Biology: Minks in TV graveyards, and other stories of Chicago’s hidden animals.

October 4, 2018 - The Nautilus

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Colleen Cassady St. Clair and City of Edmonton

Colleen Cassady St. Clair and City of Edmonton

City of Edmonton, U of A join world’s largest urban wildlife monitoring network

August 23, 2018 - Folio

Edmonton is the first Canadian city to join a U.S. study looking for ways for humans and wildlife to coexist more harmoniously in urban areas, thanks to a partnership between the city and the University of Alberta.

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Lincoln Park Zoo Takes Urban Wildlife Program Global

August 13, 2018 - WTTW

Lincoln Park Zoo’s first-of-its-kind effort to study urban wildlife is expanding beyond the U.S., with plans to add member groups in Canada and South Africa.

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Lincoln Park Zoo’s Urban Wildlife Information Network Goes International

August 9, 2018

The world’s largest urban wildlife monitoring infrastructure has breached international borders! Lincoln Park Zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute today announced the international expansion of the Urban Wildlife Information Network (UWIN). The multi-city study seeks to help people and animals thrive together by gathering and analyzing data on urban biodiversity and, ultimately, discovering and applying solutions to existing or potential human-wildlife conflicts.

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National Park Service

National Park Service

Cities: Where the Wild Things Are

May 18, 2018 - NRDC onEarth

I used to live in a hilly, temperate corner of the American west, right near the banks of a meandering river. On late-evening walks with my two dogs, I would routinely encounter all manner of economy-size mammalian wildlife: skunks, raccoons, opossums, coyotes.

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Jonathan Bartlett

Jonathan Bartlett

On Safari in the City: A Guide to Urban Wildlife Viewing

May 2, 2017 - The New York Times

The notion of urban wildlife may suggest images of rodents and pigeons. But as backyard birders can attest, more desirable wildlife persists in cities, a topic studied by the Chicago-based Urban Wildlife Institute and eight new partner research bodies across the country.

These members of the Urban Wildlife Information Network use wildlife-monitoring tools like motion-triggered cameras to track animal behavior and encourage biodiversity in cities.

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Lincoln Park Zoo — new look, new global mission

March 23, 2017 - The Chicago Tribune

Lincoln Park Zoo's pioneering Urban Wildlife Institute, which has counted coyotes in the city and flying squirrels in the suburbs, is going national, part of a passel of changes at the free North Side zoo meant to emphasize its conservation efforts here and abroad.

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Lincoln Park Zoo expands Urban Wildlife Institute Network

March 23, 2017 - The Washington Times

Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago is expanding an eight-city effort to save “urban wildlife.”

Kevin Bell is zoo CEO and Seth Magle is director of the zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute . They announced expansion Thursday of the Urban Wildlife Information Network.

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Creation of a National Urban Wildlife Monitoring Network Helps Build Wildlife-Friendly Cities

March 23, 2017 - National Geographic

How close do you think you are to wildlife right now?

When I ask people that question, they often contemplate how many miles it is to the nearest national park or forest. Closer to home, maybe they think about a nearby park or stream. Sometimes they tell me about that time a deer walked across the yard or an owl perched in their tree. But the real answer is that we’re surrounded by wildlife all the time.

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Lincoln Park Zoo’s Urban Wildlife Conservation Program
Goes National

March 23, 2017

Lincoln Park Zoo President and CEO Kevin Bell and Lincoln Park Zoo Urban Wildlife Institute (UWI) Director Seth Magle today announced an unprecedented initiative to help save the country’s urban wildlife.

The zoo has partnered with universities, wildlife organizations and other institutions to expand its Urban Wildlife Information Network (UWIN) to eight cities across the U.S., including Denver, Indianapolis, Austin and Los Angeles. Launched by Lincoln Park Zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute in Chicago in 2010 and already the world’s largest urban wildlife monitoring infrastructure, the urban biodiversity study seeks to help people and animals thrive together by gathering and analyzing data on urban biodiversity and, ultimately, discovering and applying solutions to existing or potential human-wildlife conflicts.

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