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Conserving Varied Habitats Key to Raptor Preservation

If you think you’ve seen more ospreys, hawks, falcons and bald eagles in southern New England in recent years than you did a few decades ago, you’re not imagining it. The populations and breeding success of many of these iconic avian species have improved steadily during the past four decades.

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R.I. Researchers Track Bobcats to Assess Habitat Use

KINGSTON, R.I. — Reports of bobcat sightings have been on the rise in southern New England in recent years, but little is known about their population numbers, habitat use and prey in the region. A team of researchers from the University of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has undertaken a five-year effort to trap and track bobcats to better understand their ecology.

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R.I.’s Mosquito-Devouring Bat Population Hurting

There are bats in Rhode Island. They inhabit barns in South County, high-rises in Providence and mansions in Newport. The problem is there are just a lot fewer of them than there were a decade ago, according to local bat experts.

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