Month: January 2015

Feral Horse
January 30, 2015

TWS’ Norris Elected Chair of Horse & Burro Coalition

The National Horse & Burro Rangeland Management Coalition elected Keith Norris as their new Chair during their January meeting. Norris is the Assistant Director of Government Affairs for The Wildlife...

Lead Ammo Ban
January 29, 2015

Bill Would Limit Regulation on Lead Ammunition

Two senators from South Dakota and Minnesota introduced a bill that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from issuing regulation on lead ammunition and fishing tackle under the Toxic Substances...

Bearded vulture
January 29, 2015

Tracking the Bearded Vulture by Satellite

Researchers using satellite technology to track massive vultures through the Pyrenees Mountains in Spain have shown that the endangered birds need a good overlap of predictable feeding sources and home...

Urban coyotes
January 29, 2015

TWS Researchers Track Metropolitan Coyote Habits

Like many young people, she had to find ways to adapt to modern times. She grew up around the Schaumburg, Ill. suburb near the Chicago O’Hare International Airport in the...

January 28, 2015

FWS Plan Proposes Wilderness Protection in Alaska

The Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) released its Comprehensive Conservation Plan and final environmental impact statement for the 19 million acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska. The preferred...

Florida Blackbear
January 28, 2015

Florida’s Largest Recorded Black Bear Trapped and Killed

A new neighbor moved into a Seminole County neighborhood in Tallahassee, Florida earlier this month, but he was far from welcome — likely because he was a 740-pound black bear...

January 27, 2015

Nonlethal Management of Predator Damage

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Wildlife Services (WS) program in Montana recently co-sponsored a workshop, Non-lethal Predator Damage Management, in Dillon, Montana. Bringing producers together during this season...

January 27, 2015

Survey Shows Residents Care about Nongame Conservation

Pennsylvania residents are concerned about the management and conservation of nongame wildlife species and support a variety of funding sources, according to a new survey conducted for the Pennsylvania Game...

Duck Stamp
January 27, 2015

TWS Signs Letter in Support of Duck Stamp Funds Allocation

The Wildlife Society and 19 other conservation organization and sportsmen’s groups wrote in support of the recently passed Federal Duck Stamp Act, which will increase the price of duck stamps...

Eagletail Mountain Wilderness AZ
January 26, 2015

Thoughts from the Executive Director

Over the last year I have communicated on various aspects of the Society’s business and the many changes underway to enhance the Society’s value to its members. Last month completed...