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    • Here are some of the grants and awards from our funding database with due dates coming up in January: American Society of Naturalists Grant, $2000, Ph.D. candidates https://www.amnat.org/awards.html#SRA Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund, $5000, South Carolina high school students accepted to a wildlife or related university major http://hamptonwildlifefund.homestead.com/scholarship.html Holohil Grant Program, CDN$2500+shipping for transmitters, https://www.holohil.com/grant-program/ Prairie Biotic Research Small Grants, $1500, https://prairiebioticresearch.org/PBRPage.aspx?pg=8 Oregon Wildlife Foundation Grant, $5000, for conservation projects in Oregon https://www.myowf.org/grants Seattle City Light Wildlife Research Grants, $5,000–65,000, for wildlife research in the Skagit River area and Northern Cascades http://www.seattle.gov/light/environment/wildlifegrant/ Search the funding database for more grants with upcoming deadlines, and happy grant writing. https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/ **Note: sponsors update their websites all the time. I try to keep all of the links in this database active. If you find one that is broken, please let me know.  
    • While reports of species going extinct are sadly becoming common, an international team of scientists has identified a new species of bird living on the Southern coast of China, that diverged from their Northern relatives around half a million years ago. View the full article
    • The jewel in the crown of Arabia’s biodiversity is under threat. Often dubbed the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean, the unique Socotra archipelago is an Important Bird & Biodiversity and UNESCO World Heritage Site of global importance for its endemic wildlife and rich ancient cultures, but action is needed before modern-day pressures change these ancient islands forever.View the full article
    • The generation of species-specific singing in songbirds is associated with species-specific patterns of gene activity in brain regions called song nuclei, according to a study published November 12 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Kazuhiro Wada of Hokkaido University in Japan, and colleagues. According to the authors, the findings could be a promising step toward a better understanding of the contribution of multiple genes to the evolution of behaviors. View the full article
    • A cache of 118 million-year-old fossilized dinosaur and bird feathers has been recovered from an ancient lake deposit that once lay beyond the southern polar circle. View the full article
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