Month: July 2015

Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
July 17, 2015

Video: Crews Control 10,000-Acre Fire in Wildlife Refuge

A fire that burned more than 10,000 acres of the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Florida has been 85 percent controlled, with no more active fires being reported as of...

National Mall
July 16, 2015

Current Status of Federal Appropriation Bills

Congress continues its work on creating the fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget. The House and Senate are working on finalizing the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related...

Terra Nova National Park
July 16, 2015

Canadian Government Funds 14 Conservation Projects

On July 8th the Government of Canada announced its provision of $1.968 million to fund 14 projects under the Atlantic Ecosystems Initiatives, whose goals are to conserve and restore important...

Polar bears
July 16, 2015

Politics Inform Attitudes on Environmental Issues

People’s identities with political parties have a large influence on their attitudes on environmental issues, according to a new Pew Research Center report — more so than on issues related...

The Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre
July 16, 2015

Exploring the Wetlands at Oak Hammock Marsh

Join The Wildlife Society’s field trip to Oak Hammock Marsh during the 2015 TWS Annual Conference. Learn more about the educational and professional networking opportunities available to you at this...

Desert National Wildlife Refuge
July 15, 2015

DOD Requests Clarification to Ensure DOI Keeps Refuge

The Department of Defense (DOD) requested a change last Friday to current language in the House’s defense authorization bill so primary jurisdiction of refuge land would not be transferred to...

Four researchers hold black bear cubs.
July 15, 2015

Black Bear Reintroduction Shows Population Growth

In the first-ever comprehensive evaluation of the long-term success of a bear reintroduction technique called winter soft-release, researchers found that a reintroduced black bear (Ursus americanus) population in the Big...

House of Representatives
July 15, 2015

Natural Resource Agency Funding Derailed

The vote on the House’s Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies appropriations bill was slated for Thursday, July 9th. However, last minute disagreement on amendments regarding the Confederate flag caused the...

Winnipeg Ignite
July 15, 2015

Ignite TWS: Carol Chambers

“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...

Worthington Mountains
July 14, 2015

President Designates Three New National Monuments

The White House announced on Friday the creation of three new national monuments in California, Texas, and Nevada. This move brought opposition from several Congressional Republicans who believe President Obama...