Month: March 2015

Gopher tortoise
March 31, 2015

Gopher Tortoise Conservation: There’s an App for That

The next time you find yourself in Florida in search of the elusive gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus), you can whip out your smart phone and download “Florida Gopher Tortoise” —...

March 31, 2015

GPS Collars Give a Glimpse of the Secret Life of Pandas

One of China’s most iconic yet elusive mammal species has just stepped into the spotlight, and its social life is a little busier than previously believed. A new study reveals...

Burmese python
March 31, 2015

Burmese Pythons Dine on Marsh Rabbits

For the first time, researchers have empirical evidence that links the presence of the invasive Burmese python (Python bivittatus) to a decline in marsh rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris) populations in the...

Former President Bio
March 31, 2015

Bio of Former TWS President, Wildlife Pioneer Released

A publication on Ian McTaggart-Cowan’s life was released by Harbour Publishing in February 2015, entitled Ian McTaggart Cowan: The Legacy of a Pioneering Biologist, Educator and Conservationist. The book was...

March 30, 2015

Border Collies Might Chase Geese From National Mall

The National Park Service has plans to send dogs in Washington D.C. on a wild goose chase. The agency proposed Tuesday to use border collies to chase Canada geese (Branta canadensis)...

March 30, 2015

Endangered Butterflies Released Into the Wild

Small black, orange and white checkered butterfly wings flittering through Washington State were once a rare sight. But just last week the Oregon Zoo and Washington Department of Fish and...

Fly species
March 30, 2015

Entomologists Discover 30 New Species in LA Backyards

The discovery of species unknown to science usually comes with stories of expeditions into remote cloud forests, underwater caves or deep oceanic trenches. But a new study conducted by the...

March 30, 2015

UTM Members Promote Student Involvement

The University of Tennessee at Martin Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society engages members in various educational and leadership building activities to better prepare them for the professional world while...

Great blue heron
March 27, 2015

Video: Vancouver’s Stanley Park Kicks Off Blue Heron Cam

One of the largest urban colonies of Pacific great blue herons (Ardea herodias) in North America sits right in the middle of Canada’s third biggest city. At 45-54 inches tall,...

Post Fire Logging
March 27, 2015

Post-fire Logging Means Less Woody Fuel for Forest Fires

Forest managers have much to contend with when it comes to tackling wildfires that can destroy endless acres of wildlife habitat. But, based on a recent study published in Forest...