Month: July 2015

July 27, 2015

Wild Cam: TWS Member Tracks Caribou Eating Habits

Researchers have long been in the dark about what some caribou populations eat during the summer. It’s difficult to find droppings before they rot away in the warmer weather, and...

July 27, 2015

Waterfowl Numbers Remain Strong This Year

Overall waterfowl population numbers in the United States and Canada have remained strong this year, based on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report on 2015 Trends in Duck Breeding...

A Great Northern Loon
July 24, 2015

TWS Member Retires After 31 Years of Conservation Work

Gael Bissell, a member of The Wildlife Society since 1983, retired recently after a 31-year career as a wildlife biologist in Montana. Originally from Delaware, Bissell received a master’s degree...

July 24, 2015

Second Case of CWD Confirmed in Michigan Deer

Just a little over a month after the first case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a free-ranging deer in Michigan was confirmed, a second infected free-ranging deer was detected...

July 23, 2015

Comment Period Extended for Revised ESA Petition

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service announced an extension of the public comment period for their May 21, 2015 proposed revisions to the regulations...

The Peace-Athabasca River Delta in Wood Buffalo National Park
July 23, 2015

Indigenous Group Asks UNESCO to Protect Wood Buffalo Park

An indigenous group has asked UNESCO to list Canada’s Wood Buffalo National Park as “in danger” to protect the biologically diverse area from negative effects of dam construction in British...

White breasted nuthatch
July 23, 2015

Why Environment Matters With Songbird Genes

Similar kinds of habitats may be more important than geographic proximity when it comes to finding which birds are of a genetic feather. A new study examining white-breasted nuthatch (Sitta...

July 22, 2015

Five Nations Sign Agreement to Bar Fishing in the Arctic

The United States, Canada, Russia, Denmark, and Norway entered into an agreement last Thursday to bar commercial fishing in the Arctic, until such a time that internationally accepted standards for...

Male leafhopper
July 22, 2015

New Insect Species Discovered in New Jersey

A previously unknown insect species has hopped its way into the integrated taxonomic information system after scientists recently discovered it in the state-threatened pinebarren smokegrass (Muhlenbergia torreyana) in the New...

Winnipeg Ignite
July 22, 2015

Ignite TWS Conference: Brent Rudolph

“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...