Month: March 2015

March 27, 2015

Coalition Calls for Reductions in Feral Horse & Burro

The National Horse and Burro Rangeland Management Coalition submitted testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior Environment, and Related Agencies that addresses aspects of the Bureau of Land Management’s...

March 27, 2015

Students Bring High Energy to the TWS SE Conclave

The Wildlife Society’s Southeastern Conclave took place Thursday, March 12 through Sunday, March 15, 2015 in Smith Mountain Lake, VA and was hosted by the Virginia Tech Student Chapter of...

Bighorn sheep
March 26, 2015

Disease Outbreak Puts Early End to Bighorn Sheep Hunt

State biologists estimate that a pneumonia outbreak has killed 40% of a bighorn sheep herd near Yellowstone National Park, leading to an emergency early closure of the hunting season.   Montana...

Eastern hellbender
March 26, 2015

Teaming with Wildlife Brings Bipartisan Success

Even though the Teaming with Wildlife Fly-In advocating for funding for State and Tribal Wildlife Grants is over, TWS members and staff have been busy finalizing support from Members of...

Physalaemus soaresi frog
March 26, 2015

Fifteen Most At-Risk Species Have Low Survival Chance

Two Mexican rodent species as well as a number of birds and frogs rate among the 15 animal species with the lowest chance for survival in the world. A new...

March 26, 2015

Human-Provided Food’s Impact on Urban Wildlife

Ever wonder how leftover cat food or spilled birdseed disappears from your backyard overnight? You know the intended recipients didn’t touch it, but something else has taken advantage of the...

Snapping Turtle
March 26, 2015

Bad Fences May Lock Wildlife in Dangerous Highway Corridors

Poorly-built fences lining highways may lock reptiles in a deathtrap unless they are done properly, according to new research. “If you want road mortality mitigation to work for small animals...

March 25, 2015

How Researchers Use Nose Patterns to Identify Koalas

When it comes to identifying individual koalas, the nose knows. According to Peggy Shaw-McBee, assistant professor at Kansas State University and long-standing TWS member, a technique called nose pigmentation patterns is...

March 25, 2015

Turkey Hunt Will Help Determine Possible Disease

The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency plans to take the next step in determining why the turkey population in southern Middle Tennessee is declining. The state agency will collect tissues from...

Ag Appropriations
March 25, 2015

TWS Submits Testimony to Agriculture Appropriations

As part of the continuing appropriations process, TWS submitted written testimony to the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies. Similar...