About the Cover
A mother and baby common loon. In 2011, Dr. Mark Pokras of Tufts University received a Christine Stevens Wildlife Award from AWI for a study testing the use of digital image software to identify individual common loons. The award program, launched in 2006, provides grants to researchers seeking to develop innovative strategies and tools to humanely resolve human-wildlife conflicts and conduct wildlife research in a way that causes minimal disturbance to the animals being studied. Click here to learn more about the award program and some of the research it has supported over the years.