Month: May 2015

The Wildlife Professional Summer 2015
May 26, 2015

The Wildlife Professional Summer Issue is Online

The summer issue of The Wildlife Professional will be in your mailbox soon. In this issue, Josh Learn, TWS science writer, examines the complexities and controversy surrounding sage grouse management...

May 26, 2015

First Bats Treated for White-Nose Syndrome Released

The story has the markings of the old Disney fairy tale when the charming prince wakes Princess Aurora from a magically induced coma after she pricks her finger on the spindle...

University of Maine Student Chapter
May 26, 2015

UMaine Membership at All-Time High

The University of Maine Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society is very active in their community. Members volunteer at several local events and wildlife refuges and in turn learn about...

May 22, 2015

Leadership Institute Participants Announced

Congratulations to the participants who have been chosen to attend the 2015 TWS Leadership Institute! These promising early-career wildlife professionals, selected from a competitive pool of applicants, will participate in...

Prairie dog
May 22, 2015

Recovery of Arizona Black-tailed Prairie Dog

Alarm calls of prairie dogs pealed like a symphony of horns as we walked across the grasslands of southeastern Arizona. Rodents called out warnings as volunteers from several agencies retrieved...

Panda Breeding Center in China
May 22, 2015

TWS Member Gets Up Close with Squirrels

John Koprowski stood in an urban park in Kansas with binoculars pressed to his eyes. He was conducting a study as part of his PhD thesis research and was intently...

May 21, 2015

Northern Birds Pushed South by Climate Fluctuations

Northern bird populations that periodically wind up in southern climes in North America are driven by climate fluctuations that affect the availability of food, according to new research. Essentially, it’s...

May 20, 2015

TWS Chats with New National Wildlife Refuge System Chief

Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the appointment of Cynthia Martinez as the new chief of the National Wildlife Refuge System — a system that provides habitat...

May 19, 2015

President Obama Announces Honeybee Protection Plan

President Obama unveiled a new strategy to protect honeybees on Tuesday amidst a sharp decline in bee colonies during winter months in recent years, partly due to what’s known as...

Polar bear
May 19, 2015

Canadian-Focused Policy Brief Tackles Species at Risk Act

The Policy Brief Series, TWS’s go-to resource for information regarding wildlife-related federal policies and programs, welcomes a new addition. Members of The Wildlife Society can now readily access information regarding the...