Month: July 2015

July 14, 2015

Hydroelectric Dams Take Massive Toll on Biodiversity

Hydroelectric dams bring massive consequences in terms of biodiversity loss, according to a new study tracking the results of a dam constructed in the Brazilian Amazon. “Previous studies have shown...

July 14, 2015

Groundbreaking Wildlife Harvest Study Impending

If you ask longtime TWS member Shane Mahoney what inspired him to take on the most comprehensive wildlife harvest study ever created, he will simply reply “madness” and chuckle. When...

July 14, 2015

Florida’s Imperiled Species Plan Updated

Florida has been a hotbed of conservation activity lately, with bats, panthers and black bears all making recent headlines. Now, 57 more of the state’s imperiled species are getting their...

July 13, 2015

Salamanders Change Habitat Use With Prescribed Fires

Some salamanders may change the way they use habitat as trees are burned, thinned out or restored to historical oak savanna conditions, according to a new study. “There’s really not...

July 13, 2015

Forest Carnivore Project: Wild Cam Series

With the Sierra Nevada red fox (Vulpes vulpes necator) currently under review for a listing decision under the Endangered Species Act, researchers are working to obtain scientific knowledge about this...

Student experience
July 10, 2015

TWS Conference: The Student Experience

Imagine being surrounded by other students as interested in the wildlife field as you are, while building a network of professional contacts and learning more about developing your career path...

July 10, 2015

TWS Releases Feral Swine Fact Sheet

The Fact Sheet Series, TWS’s method of providing concise scientific explanations to current conservation issues, has just released a new fact sheet titled Feral Swine: Impacts of Invasive Species. This...

The African savanna elephant
July 10, 2015

DNA Reveals Major Ivory Poaching Hotspots

While most anti-poaching efforts for elephants have focused on curbing demand of illegal ivory products, a recent study went straight to the source — poaching hotspots in Africa. In the...

Sonoran pronghorn
July 9, 2015

2nd Revision of Sonoran Pronghorn Recovery Plan

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has announced the availability of their second revision of their draft recovery plan for the Sonoran pronghorn (Antilocapra americana sonoriensis). The draft outlines...

Eastern kingbird
July 9, 2015

TWS Supports Neotropical Migratory Bird Act

Alongside nine other organizations, TWS sent a letter to Congressman Kind (D-WI) and Congressman Wittman (R-VA) in support of their introduction of legislation to reauthorize the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation...