Month: February 2015

Bison in Montana
February 4, 2015

Senate Votes to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

After three weeks of lengthy debate, the Senate voted 62-36 to approve S. 1, a bill allowing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline by TransCanada. The pipeline would carry...

February 4, 2015

Cat Disease Detected in Minks and Muskrats

Don’t let the nickname “cat disease” fool you. A recent study in Champaign, Ill. shows toxoplasmosis, a disease spread by cats, is prevalent in semiaquatic mammals, minks (Neovison vison) and...

Spring Bear
February 3, 2015

Spring Bear Hunt in Ontario Yields Lower Numbers

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry decided to reinitiate a spring bear hunt due to growing public safety concerns about the large population in the province – estimated...

Whale bone
February 3, 2015

Fin Whales and Other Baleens Hear Sounds with Their Bones

Fin whales and other baleen species may not hear each other’s calls through their ears — they may feel it in their bones, according to a new study. “Bone conduction...

TWS Leadership Institute Class of 2014
February 3, 2015

Apply Now for TWS Leadership Institute!

The Wildlife Society’s flagship leadership training program, the Leadership Institute, is now accepting applications for its Class of 2015! Ten to fifteen early-career professionals will receive leadership training, mentoring, and...

Feral Swine
February 2, 2015

TWS Comments on Feral Swine Environmental Impact

The Wildlife Society’s Wildlife Damage Management Working Group has submitted comments to APHIS’s environmental impact statement on feral swine damage management. Feral swine are a destructive invasive species, which poses...

Polar Bears
February 2, 2015

Call for Contributed Papers and Posters

22nd Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society Winnipeg, Manitoba ♦ October 17-21, 2015 Deadline: April 24, 2015, 11:59 pm CST To Begin your Submission Click Here The Wildlife Society will...

Sea turtles
February 2, 2015

Warming Seas Could Stop Turtles From Hitting the Beach

As sea temperatures rise, life may no longer be a beach for green sea turtles who bask in Hawaiian sands, according to new research. “Sea turtle basking is not common...