Month: February 2015

February 23, 2015

Are Some Airports a Beehive of Activity?

A number of airports are starting to keep beehives in nearby fields, as part of an environmental initiative at airports around the world. Honeybees have been declining for about a...

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
February 23, 2015

Researchers Sequence Unique Caterpillar’s Genome

Eastern tiger swallowtail caterpillars (papilio glaucus) are even cooler than they look. With lime green snake-like bodies, scary faux black and yellow eyes and an orange forked-tongue that often releases...

Western Section Meeting
February 23, 2015

Simmons Attends Western Section Annual Meeting

Mariah Simmons, TWS Wildlife Programs Coordinator, attended the Western Section’s Annual Meeting from January 26-30, 2015 in Santa Rosa, CA. Simmons was able to meet with many of the Section’s...

February 20, 2015

Leaders Need Public Support to Track CWD

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is nearly impossible to kill in the deer that are affected by it. But government agencies in some regions of North America are fighting a battle...

February 20, 2015

Victory for Virginia Chapter on Feral Cat Management

The Virginia Senate and House of Delegates recently considered several bills that would impact feral cat management in the state. The Virginia Chapter of TWS wrote letters and sent members...

February 20, 2015

Changes to Congressional Natural Resources Leadership

The 114th session Congress began in January, bringing changes to the leadership of committees and subcommittees with jurisdiction over wildlife in both the House and the Senate. The House Natural...

Conference Field Trip 2013
February 19, 2015

Professionals, Students and Supporters: Become a Wildlife Partner Today!

Click Here to Become a Wildlife Partner! If you aren’t a member of the parent organization of The Wildlife Society, but are a wildlife professional, student or supporter, don’t miss...

February 19, 2015

U.S. Releases Plan to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade

Wildlife poaching and trade are a serious threat to wildlife conservation. The escalation and severity of this threat has prompted the United States to take action. On February 11, 2015,...

Clearwater River in Idaho
February 19, 2015

Hunters and Anglers Protest Land Transfers

Earlier this month, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) — an alliance of more than 1,400 membership-based hunting and fishing organizations — created a coalition to put a stop to...

Actias luna moth
February 18, 2015

Long Moth Tails Make Predators Go Batty

The best way for some moths to avoid ending up on an upside-down dinner plate is by sporting a lot of tail, according to new research. A study published in...