Month: April 2015

April 30, 2015

Mange Might be Causing More Coyote-Human Interactions

Coyotes living with mange, a contagious skin disease that’s identified by thinned out hair especially on their tails, are more likely to be drawn to human food and other anthropogenic...

Sage grouse
April 30, 2015

Voluntary Conservation Efforts Lead to Species Successes

Amid legislation targeting the finalized listing of vulnerable sage-grouse and reports of falling population numbers in other Western States, voluntary conservation efforts have led to successes for the distinct California-Nevada...

Rubber plantations
April 29, 2015

Hungry Tire Industry Treads On Southeast Asian Species

The expansion of rubber tree plantations to feed the tire industry could have “catastrophic” impacts on biodiversity in protected parts of Southeast Asia. While rubber plantations have long had a...

April 29, 2015

Farm Bill Field Guide for Fish and Wildlife Conservation

The North American Bird Conservation Initiative has released its 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation, which is now available for download. The field guide is a...

Ball State
April 28, 2015

Tagging, Banding, Trapping, and More

Members of Ball State’s (BSU) Student Chapter of TWS have been busy educating its members and on wildlife ecology and management. One of the best ways to broaden members’ knowledge...

April 28, 2015

Mute Swan Adoption Might be an Option

While you may have thought about adopting a dog or a cat as a pet, you probably never considered adopting a swan. But in New York, individuals as well as...

April 28, 2015

And Then There Were Three: Park Wolf Numbers Decimated

Three isn’t always company — especially when the number applies to the entire remaining wolf population on Isle Royale due to warming winters and weakening genes. A researcher that helped...

Delmarva fox squirrel
April 27, 2015

Squirrel Making a Comeback After Half Century on ESA

The Delmarva fox squirrel (Sciurus niger cinereus) — one of the first animals to be placed on the Endangered Species Act — is showing signs of recovery after more than...

2013 TWS National Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
April 27, 2015

Letter to Congress Tackles Conference Participation

As part of the policy priorities of TWS, Government Affairs has been working to change policies that may limit federal employee participation professional societies. TWS, along with 125 other organizations,...

University of Idaho Student Chapter
April 27, 2015

In the News: University of Idaho

University of Idaho’s Student Chapter of TWS was recently featured in an article by Rich Landers on The Spokesman-Review. The chapter competed in the TWS Western Student Conclave this past...