Month: April 2015

April 7, 2015

NC Section Responds to Wisconsin Proposals

The North Central Section of TWS wrote a letter to some of Wisconsin’s legislators, addressing concerns related to proposed changes to Wisconsin wildlife management. In the 2015-2017 biennial budget, Governor...

Southwestern willow flycatcher
April 7, 2015

Win-Win for Southwestern Willow Flycatchers

What do western landowners and a small, grey endangered bird species have in common? They’ll both be coming out on top because of a new conservation program unveiled last week...

April 7, 2015

Most Important Areas of Future Conservation

Priority areas for future conservation in the U.S. are mostly concentrated in the Southeast — an area which lacks protected areas to support them, according to a new study. Researchers...

April 7, 2015

Policy Intern Opportunities with TWS

Wildlifers have an opportunity to work for their professional society and contribute to the policy activities of the organization. TWS is currently looking to fill two policy intern positions at...

Gopher tortoises
April 6, 2015

Don’t Release Gopher Tortoises into the Ocean

Some people in Florida who think they’re helping gopher tortoises by releasing them into the ocean are actually causing them more harm. Last week, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission...

A field crew uses playback calls in population monitoring
April 6, 2015

Sound Solutions for Habitat Monitoring – From The Wildlife Professional Magazine

From the spring issue of The Wildlife Professional. New USFS technical guide offers strategies and tips For agencies and organizations to effectively manage wildlife, knowledge about the status and trend...

Iowa Bioenergy
April 3, 2015

Chapter Develops Bioenergy Position Statement

The Iowa Chapter of TWS has developed a position statement on the impacts of biofuel energy development on wildlife within the state. “As Iowa continues to expand in and explore...

April 3, 2015

Golden Eagle Relocated to WY Informs Biologists

Wildlife Services often partners with other federal agencies. Last August, when WS qualified airport wildlife biologists Ben Allen and Justin Crump captured a golden eagle that was threatening (and threatened...

April 2, 2015

Thoughts from the Executive Director

Last month the Society held a 2-day Council meeting in Omaha, at the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference. I thought that I would share with these comments some...

Arctic ivory gulls
April 2, 2015

Mercury Might Be Reason For Arctic Gull Decline

The decline of endangered Arctic ivory gulls (Pagophila eburnea) in Canada might be due to a dramatic increase in mercury levels over the past 130 years, a recent study shows....