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EEB Student, Madeline Aberg, and advisor, Jay Carlisle, featured in National Geographic’s Wildlife Watch

“A recent paper Carlisle co-authored in the journal Conservation Science and Practice suggests that illegal shooting of wildlife in parts of Idaho may be contributing to declines among not just long-billed curlews but native raptors and rattlesnakes as well. The study was the culmination of years of work that began in 2009 with the dead curlew and expanded to include surveys of dead raptors and snakes in one conservation area in southwestern Idaho. Informal surveys by Boise State doctoral student Madeline Aberg show that most shooters find targeting species such as curlews and hawks ‘abhorrent,’ Carlisle says, leading researchers to believe that only a few people are responsible for most of the killings.” Read the entire article from National Geographic.