Month: December 2014

December 27, 2014

Great Lakes Wolves Back on ESA List

A federal judge has placed gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan back under Endangered Species Act protections. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service originally de-listed the species in 2011....

Coconut Crab
December 27, 2014

Discovering the World’s Largest Land Crab

Have you heard of the coconut crab? Found on small islands in the tropical Indian and Pacific oceans, this crab is so large it can break open coconuts with its...

Columbian White Tailed Deer
December 27, 2014

Study Finds Feral Cats Likely Driving Disease Among Deer

Free-roaming domestic cats (Felis catus) are widely understood to have substantial negative impacts on wildlife. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists cats among the world’s worst...

Flying lizard
December 24, 2014

Flying Dragons Hide Behind the Colors of Christmas

Flying dragons in Borneo adopt Christmas colors to mimic the red and green hues of falling leaves in an effort to hide from predatory birds, according to new research. But...

Togiak National Wildlife Refuge
December 24, 2014

Obama Bans Drilling in Bristol Bay

President Obama banned oil and gas development in Alaska’s Bristol Bay last week. The President’s memorandum removes approximately 32.5 million acres from development. This is the third time a President...

Fire ants
December 24, 2014

Feisty Fire Ants Could Cause “Invasional Meltdown”

Feisty invasive fire ants known for their painful bite could be helping the spread of invasive plant species in the parts of the North American Northeast in what some scientists...

Eagletail Mountain Wilderness AZ
December 24, 2014

Three Additions to Policy Brief Series

The Policy Brief Series, TWS’s go-to resource for federal policies and programs, welcomes three new additions. Members of The Wildlife Society can now readily access information regarding the Farm Bill:...

December 23, 2014

Reindeer Populations Are In Trouble Worldwide

Reindeer populations around the world are declining. Currently, these ungulates live in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Alaska, Canada, Russia, Mongolia, and China, where the population has declined about 28 percent. Read...

Rick Baydack
December 23, 2014

President’s Podium: Have You Answered My Question?

I hope that you have had a productive, fun-filled, and joyful year in each of your respective endeavors that relate to our wildlife resources. For me, 2014 no doubt represents...

Local Hunting Workshop
December 23, 2014

Wildlife Students Learn About Hunting

Wildlife students in Indiana are learning to hunt with help from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Indiana Chapter of TWS. The Wildlife Student Hunting program was...