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Elk migration project wins Camp Monaco prize for biodiversity research, education

An elk pauses in the light of dawn near Sylvan Lake in Yellowstone National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

The path to completion for many research and education proposals is often complex and baffling, and a new project to study and document elk migrations around Yellowstone National Park is no exception. It has connections with the most famous man in the world, touches on the inspirational story of a rotting whale and finds fruition through a century-old family legacy involving European royalty. Continue Reading →

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Elk study proposal wins $100,000 prize from new annual contest

An elk crosses the Firehole River in Yellowstone National Park in September 2011.

A proposal to study elk migration in the greater Yellowstone area and share information about the animals' movements has won $100,000 in funding from a new contest aimed at supporting biodiversity studies in the region. Yale University wildlife ecologist Arthur Middleton and South Dakota wildlife photographer Joe Riis were awarded the first Camp Monaco Prize. Continue Reading →

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