Month: July 2015

July 31, 2015

Recreation Opportunities for Conference Attendees

For wildlifers who enjoy fishing or bird hunting, this year’s TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg could be the perfect opportunity to land a trophy walleye or bag any number of...

New council members
July 30, 2015

Election Results: Meet the New TWS Council Members

The results are in from this year’s TWS Council elections: Congratulations to John McDonald, Mike Conner, Fidel Hernández and Art Rodgers! All four of them will be installed at the...

A little brown bat
July 30, 2015

Natural Yeast Byproduct Inhibits White-Nose Syndrome

Researchers may have found a natural way to treat white-nose syndrome in bats, according to a new study. In a paper published in the journal Mycopathologia, researchers report that a...

Texas Chapter President Roel Lopez attaches a GPS collar to a deer
July 30, 2015

Texas Chapter President Provides Testimony on CWD

Roel Lopez, president of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, recently provided testimony at a special meeting held by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission on chronic wasting disease...

Avian Influenza
July 29, 2015

Enhanced Avian Influenza Surveillance in Wild Birds

Between now and March 2016, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) surveillance in wild birds will increase as biologists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services (WS) program and its...

July 29, 2015

Turtle Hotspots in U.S. and the World Identified in New Study

The area around Mobile Bay, Alabama and the deserts of North America are among the areas most diverse for turtle species in the world, according to new research. Scientists looked...

Winnipeg Ignite
July 29, 2015

Ignite TWS: Scott McWilliams

“Enlighten us, but make it quick.” — Ignite Imagine that you’re about to present a talk that shares your passion about a personal or professional wildlife-related experience to over 300...

USFS Hotshot crew in Palmer Alaska
July 28, 2015

Resilient Federal Forests Act Passes House; Heads to Senate

The Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015, authored by Representative Bruce Westerman (R-AR), passed through the House on July 9th. The goal of the bill, proponents say, is to improve...

July 28, 2015

Preserving a Traditional Practice Kills Invasive Emerald Ash Borers

A traditional Native American basket-making practice can be helpful in killing an invasive insect that devastates forests and habitat for a wide range of wildlife, according to a newly published...

July 27, 2015

Federal Government Files Appeal in USARK v. Jewell

The Federal Government filed an appeal last Friday to the injunction granted in the case of USARK v. Jewell. This injunction was granted on 16 May to the United States...