Recommended Reading List

Current Events

The Telegraph. Revealing the secret lives of Big Cats. By Joe Shute. Published January 2018.

"Perhaps more than any animal, Gunton says, big cats cannot simply be confined to nature reserves and as a result, the onus is on us to learn                                                                   how to live alongside these predators." 


National Geographic. What the Ban on Elephant Trophies Means. By Rachael Bale. Published November 17, 2017.

This article is looking at the positive and negative effects of banning elephant trophies in Zimbabwe and Zambia.

National Geographic. China Shuts Down Its Legal Ivory Trade. By Rachael Bale. Published December 30, 2017.

This article is about China finally shutting down most of their legal factories for ivory trade and what this could mean for elephant conservation.

National Geographic. One-Third of Food Is Lost or Wasted: What Can Be Done. By Elizabeth Royte. Published October 13, 2014. 

An interesting article about global food waste and how we can combat it on a global and local scale.

Wildlife Conservation Articles

Gese, Eric M, et al. “Managing hybridization of a recovering endangered species: The red wolf Canis rufus as a case study.” Current Zoology, vol. 61, no. 1, 15 Jan. 2015, pp. 191–205.

This is a research paper and therefore, can be dense, but worth the read for those interested in the Red Wolf Recovery Program. This paper goes into detail about the efforts to manage and minimize hybridization between coyotes and the endangered red wolf.

Horan, Jack. “The Bears Among Us.” Wildlife in North Carolina, NC Wildlife Resource Commission, May/June 2017, pp. 28-35.

This article is about a black bear study taking place in Asheville, N.C.

Conniff, Richard. “Habitat on the Edges: Making Room for Wildlife in an Urbanized World.Yale Environment 360, January 2018.

This is a well-written, general look at the possibilities of urban communities sharing habitat with wildlife.

May, Ann. “Scat Matters.” Wildlife in North Carolina, NC Wildlife Resource Commission, November/December 2017, pp. 5-11.

This is a fun article about animal scat and what it can tell you about your local wildlife.