Month: April 2015

April 24, 2015

Predator Beetles Fight to Save Hemlocks

The responsibility for saving hemlock forests in the eastern United States could rest, at least partly, on the shoulders of tiny “vampire” beetles and the efforts of “ninja beetle collectors.”...

April 24, 2015

Successful Rainforest Protection Much Like Speed Control

Putting the brakes on deforestation works best when treated the same way police enforce speed limits on highways, according to research on Brazilian jungle: Give them a ticket. “Forest law...

Burmese Python
April 24, 2015

TWS Weighs in on Invasives Case

The United States Association of Reptile Keepers (USARK) has filed litigation against the U.S. Department of the Interior over the determination of eight nonnative constrictor snakes as injurious species under...

Bank vole
April 23, 2015

Synchronicity in Wildlife: When All of Nature Aligns

Complex theories of synchronicity used to explain certain phenomena in physics now have been applied to wildlife patterns in an attempt to better understand how climate change and other factors...

April 23, 2015

On the Road with UMaine Student Chapter

The University of Maine Student Chapter of TWS is very active at all levels of TWS. Student members have spent much of the 2014-2015 academic year traveling to several conferences...

April 23, 2015

TWS Attends Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting

The Wildlife Society and the National Horse & Burro Rangeland Management Coalition provided testimony to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board meeting this...

April 22, 2015

A Look at the Environment on the 45th Earth Day

Today, people across the country are celebrating the 45th Earth Day—an annual holiday for honoring our planet. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, there have been environmental improvements including...

April 22, 2015

Nuclear Radiation Impacts Fukushima Birds

Some birds in highly radioactive areas of Fukushima in eastern Japan have dropped significantly in numbers over the four years since the nuclear disaster occurred. In 2011, radioactive material began...

Black bear
April 22, 2015

One Step Closer to Limited Bear Hunting in Florida

Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved a proposal for limited bear hunting at a recent meeting where they discussed ways to manage the state’s thriving population...

Rick Baydack
April 22, 2015

President’s Podium, April 2015

The Rites of Spring, and Why Do Wildlife Matter? Spring has definitely sprung in Prairie Canada, seemingly much earlier than in the past few years. We generally wintered well in...