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Why Are Nilgai so Wary? What is the goal of the South Texas Lion Project? Who are the new CKWRI board members? Check out the latest issue of Wildlife Research newsletter to find out!
The restoration of black bears in Arkansas is a wonderful conservation success story, and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) remains dedicated to monitoring the health of the population.  It is estimated that the Arkansas bear population is over 5,000 AGFC monitors their population growth or decline closely. Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute’s Dr. Clay Hilton has been involved with a multi-year project focused on evaluating the efficacy of NalMed-A as a method to safely immobilize denned bears. 
Texas Native Seeds has been working with the Harris County Flood Control District to create a native seed mix that could reduce storm damage. Learn more about the collaborative project by clicking links below.
The Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute has the opportunity to award annual scholarships to Institute graduate students and Range and Wildlife Management undergraduate students who have demonstrated outstanding academic and professional excellence in their progress towards attaining either an advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in range and wildlife management or a bachelor’s degree in range and wildlife management. *Applicants will be considered for all scholarships. No need to apply for a specific scholarship.  
French Science and Life magazine recently published an article about the legend of the Chupacabra. CKWRI's Dr. Scott Henke provides his interpretation of scientific research (using genetic analysis) that is likely the explanation of these creatures. Read the full (translated) article below. Chupacabra: the vampire, the alien and the canine
KINGSVILLE (August 3, 2023) — Researchers with the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute (CKWRI) at Texas A&M University-Kingsville have been awarded two contracts from the Department of the Interior’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service totaling nearly $14 million for ocelot conservation efforts and to research possible impacts of border barrier infrastructure construction on animal movements.  This work is funded by U.S. Customs and Border Protection through an Interagency Agreement with the U.S.
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Read about conservation perspectives and threats of wildlife disease in South Texas, northern bobwhites and habitat fragmentation, conservation of nesting waterbirds along the Texas coast, if gray hawks are an urban success story and more in the Spring 2023 issue of Caesar Kleberg Tracks magazine.  
Whether you are interested in WILD CATS, DEER, QUAIL, WATERFOWL, WILD TURKEYS, or HABITAT RESTORATION, you'll want to check out CKWRI's 2021-2022 CURRENT RESEARCH REPORT now available online!
Read about the influence of dietary energy on deer size, antlers, and reproduction, the effects of painting a Texas tortoise, bobcats in working landscapes of South Texas, habitat restoration and more in the Fall 2022 issue of Caesar Kleberg Tracks magazine.