Month: July 2015

Northeast Section Field Course
July 21, 2015

Instructor Reflects on TWS Northeast Section Field Course

Mitch Hartley, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) employee and Past-President of the TWS Northeast Section, volunteered as an instructor at the Northeast Section’s wildlife field course this past May....

Mammoth Pool Reservoir on the San Joaquin River.
July 21, 2015

California Drought Relief Bill Passes House

The U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 2898 on Thursday; a bill to provide relief from California’s drought to agricultural communities, which includes controversial provisions aimed at state fisheries. The...

White pelicans
July 21, 2015

Birds Vanish Mysteriously from Florida’s Seahorse Key

In the blink of an eye, an island on Florida’s Gulf Coast that was once filled with the chattering of the largest long-standing colony of seabirds and water birds on...

Gray partridges
July 21, 2015

Supplementary Gamebird Feeding

A bird in hand is worth two in the bush, the old saying goes. But a bird feeder can be worth a lot more to farmers in England who participate...

Polar bear
July 20, 2015

Polar Bears Lack Ability to Survive Long Summers

As sea ice continues to melt, polar bears don’t have the resources to survive extended periods of famine, according to a new study tracking the way the animals move and...

Winnipeg Convention Centre
July 20, 2015

Pre-Conference Wildlife Immobilization Course Offered

The Canadian Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians will be conducting a three-day wildlife immobilization course immediately prior to the start of the TWS Annual Conference this October. Operated independently...

July 20, 2015

Student Reflects on TWS Northeast Section Field Course

Rutgers University student Tesia Lin recently participated in the TWS Northeast Section’s wildlife field course in Castleton, VT. She reflects on her experience on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...

July 20, 2015

Seabirds Face Massive Decline Since the 1950s

Over the past 60 years, globally monitored seabird populations have declined about 70 percent, according to a recent study published in PLOS ONE. Seabirds include any birds that forage primarily...

Wild shag seabirds
July 17, 2015

Disease in Individuals Affects Families


A common eastern bumblebee
July 17, 2015

Bee Soup: A Delicious New Method to Study Populations

Determining bee population numbers is as challenging as determining stock market trends, according to Douglas Yu, an associate professor at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom and...