Welcome to Hancock Wildlife Foundation

Established by DAVID HANCOCK in 2006 to broaden his at that time more than 60 years of lecturing and teaching about wildlife and conservation, especially bald eagles, to include the web, the Foundation's mandate is to use the Internet in general and live streaming wildlife video in particular to promote the conservation of wildlife and its habitats through science, education, and stewardship. In David's words, "Our first live eagle nest cams reached and taught more people in a 4 month period than I had in all my years of lectures combined. This is the way of the future." 

David Hancock

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Melatonin, Internal Clock Keep Fish Humming at Night

Wildlife News
Sep 22, 2016 05:50 PM ET

Researchers learn the secret to the nocturnal songs of the plainfin midshipman fish.

Melatonin, the same hormone that helps humans sleep and combat jet lag, teams with circadian rhythm to control the nocturnal mating song of male plainfin midshipman fish, a new study out of Cornell University finds.

Read More: http://www.seeker.com/melatonin-internal-clock-keep-fish-humming-at-night-2012930579.html
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'World's saddest' polar bear offered new home in UK

Wildlife NewsPress Association
Monday 19 September 2016 13.50 EDT


Pizza the polar bear in the Grandview Aquarium, in Guangzhou, China. Photograph: VCG via Getty Images

A polar bear dubbed the “world’s saddest” because of its cramped living conditions in a Chinese shopping centre has been offered a new home at a UK wildlife park, an animal welfare charity has said.

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park, in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, has made an offer to remove Pizza the polar bear from the Grandview Aquarium, in Guangzhou, Animals Asia said.


Read More: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/19/worlds-saddest-polar-bear-offered-new-home-in-uk
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2 Alberta parks so damaged they’re becoming unable to protect grizzly bears: study

Wildlife NewsBy Bob Weber The Canadian Press


Grizzly bears are listed as a threatened species in Alberta.
Photo Credit: Mark Bradley

Research suggests two parks proposed for the southwestern corner of Alberta are already so heavily used they’re becoming useless to the grizzly bears they are supposed to protect.


Read More: http://globalnews.ca/news/2957785/2-alberta-parks-so-damaged-theyre-becoming-unable-to-protect-grizzly-bears-study/
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Mighty Max the Eagle's Imminent Release

Wildlife NewsNews of Mighty Max's imminent release. Mighty Max is a rescued eagle who may have had West Nile virus. He is now recovered and will be released soon.

Read Article Here: http://927thevan.com/news/articles/2016/sep/22/bald-eagle-to-spread-his-wings/
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Shrinking sea ice threatens natural highways for caribou, plants

Wildlife NewsBoth furry and flowery travelers face trouble in a warmer world
BY SUSAN MILIUS 7:05PM, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016

As warming breaks up the sea ice that serves as great frozen highways for Arctic wildlife, caribou and even wildflowers face route shutdowns, long detours or outright strandings.

Already, ice bridges Peary caribou need for their seasonal migrations from island to island are becoming scarcer, with worse to come, an international research team reports September 21 in Biology Letters. In the same issue, other researchers suggest that even some plants need the icy travel routes: Ancestors of dozens of wildflower and miniature tree species probably used sea ice to colonize the far north after the last ice age.

Read More: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/shrinking-sea-ice-threatens-natural-highways-caribou-plants?tgt=nr
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