Month: March 2015

Island fox
March 16, 2015

FWS Mulls Delisting of Four Fox Species in California

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering removing the endangered status of four subspecies of fox from the northern Channel Islands off the coast of California. While the studies...

March 16, 2015

Gator Blood Could Hold Keys to Fight Infection in Humans

The defenses that have helped alligators survive festering wounds received in territorial battles while hanging around in stagnant swamps and gobbling up rotting carrion could hold the key to helping...

Polar Bears
March 16, 2015

Visit Churchill for the Experience of a Lifetime!

The Wildlife Society (Manitoba Chapter) has worked with Manitoba Conservation and the Churchill Northern Studies Centre (CNSC) to organize two trips — a pre-conference student excursion and a post-conference attendee trip...

Climate Change
March 13, 2015

Climate Change Could Increase Spread of Diseases

Climate change increases the likelihood of diseases spreading to new places and new hosts across the world, according to Daniel Brooks, a professor emeritus at the University of Toronto Department...

Leadership Institute
March 11, 2015

Reminder: Apply for the Leadership Institute Today!

The application deadline for The Wildlife Society’s flagship leadership training program, the Leadership Institute, is quickly approaching! The Leadership Institute provides ten to fifteen early-career professionals with leadership training, mentoring,...

Wild Sheep
March 11, 2015

TWS Issues Statement on Wild Sheep Disease Transmission Risk

The Wildlife Society partnered with the American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians (AAWV) to develop a joint issue statement on domestic sheep and goat disease transmission risk to wild sheep. The...

March 11, 2015

Researchers Share Findings Through Social Media

Wyoming’s big game just joined the 21st century. Last week, the Wyoming Migration Initiative and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department began reporting about eight animal captures and studies on...

Frog fungus
March 11, 2015

Killer Amphibian Fungus Traces Found in Old Specimen Samples

The history and origins of the fungus killing vast populations of amphibians is becoming increasingly complex as researchers discover evidence of the chytrid disease in old museum samples in Illinois...

Invasive species
March 11, 2015

Ontario Considers Invasive Species Legislation

The Ontario Legislature is considering Bill 37, Invasive Species Act, 2014, which, if passed, would be Canada’s first law specifically targeted at controlling invasive species. The bill was first introduced...

Injurious snake species
March 11, 2015

FWS Lists Four More Injurious Species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) declared four nonnative constrictor snakes as injurious species under the Lacey Act. Injurious species cannot be imported or transported over state lines without...