Month: April 2015

April 16, 2015

Ecosystems Resilient After Logging but Still Vulnerable

Logging could push invertebrates like ants and other animals out of rainforest dominance, according to a new study. “Invertebrates are often thought of as the controllers of tropical forests, so...

April 16, 2015

Canadian Section Meeting Sparks Discussion, Networking

The Canadian Section of The Wildlife Society (CSTWS) hosted its annual conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for the first time from March 13th through 15th, 2015. The conference was regarded as...

April 15, 2015

Biologists Target Invasive Lizard in Florida

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recently announced plans to step up efforts to find and remove non-native Nile monitor lizards from Florida’s Palm Beach County. These formidable...

April 15, 2015

Luck Connects Research Bird from Illinois to Nicaragua

Nobody knew precisely where it came from, and it didn’t have a particularly remarkable name when researchers first discovered it in September 2014 in the Seversen Dells Nature Preserve in...

April 15, 2015

Clean Waters Ruling One Step Closer to Finalization

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have recently taken steps to finalize their Waters of the United States rule by sending the final rule to...

Bear cub
April 14, 2015

Sara the Bear Has 105 Descendants

Sara the bear and her prodigious family left an incredible impression on biologists in Maine who have been studying the animals for decades. While Sara died in 1987, seven years...

April 14, 2015

Hunters and Birdwatchers More Likely to Conserve

The more time you spend outside hunting or birdwatching, the more likely you are to help wildlife conservation efforts, a recent study shows. Researchers conducted a survey experiment to determine...

April 14, 2015

People Can Offset Biodiversity Losses

There’s hope for improving biodiversity although much has been lost over the years, according to a recent study. The study published in the journal Nature provides a global view of...

Bighorn sheep
April 13, 2015

Another State Cancels Bighorn Sheep Hunt

Joining Montana, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department has cancelled the upcoming hunting season for bighorn sheep due to significant die-offs from bacterial pneumonia, which state officials believe was...

Male Polar Bear Near Kaktovik Alaska
April 13, 2015

DDT, PCBs Could Affect Polar Bear Hormones

Sitting at the top of the food chain as the world’s largest land carnivore has its benefits. You have your choice of food and few predators to confront. But a...