Month: July 2015

Tasmanian tiger
July 9, 2015

World Experiencing Sixth Mass Extinction, Study Finds

The sixth mass extinction event on the planet is already upon us, according to a new study. “If it is allowed to continue, life would take many millions of years...

Polar bear
July 8, 2015

FWS’s Draft Polar Bear Plan Available for Comment

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has announced the availability of their draft Polar Bear Conservation Mangement Plan (Polar Bear Plan). Currently the polar bear (Ursus maritimus) is listed...

Flock of white ibises
July 8, 2015

Past Water Conditions Important to Wading Birds

While past research on wading bird numbers in the Florida Everglades focused only on water patterns and conditions of the time, researchers recently found that information on water conditions and...

Canada Geese Management
July 8, 2015

Geese Management Protects Sensitive Vegetation in N.J.

The Maurice River and tributaries in Cumberland County, New Jersey represent an important tidal freshwater habitat for critical emergent vegetation and migrating birds. This vegetation — including wild rice (Zizania...

Winnipeg Ignite
July 8, 2015

Ignite TWS: David Drake and Scott Hygnstrom

“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...

Red wolf
July 7, 2015

FWS Delays Decision on Fate of Fledgling Red Wolves in N.C.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has delayed its decision to keep or remove the only population of red wolves from the wild until the end of the year. The...

Florida panther
July 7, 2015

FWC Drafts Position Paper for Panther Conservation

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is looking to refocus its panther conservation program as rising populations are leading to increased human-panther conflict and the need for more...

Desert tortoises
July 7, 2015

Threatened Desert Tortoises Good at Weathering Wildfires

The wildfires occurring with increasing frequency in the Mojave Desert don’t have much of an effect on desert tortoises, according to new research. “The thing about tortoises is they’re resilient...

J.N. "Ding" Darling
July 7, 2015

TWS Conference: Ding Darling, Bob Taylor Exhibits

This year’s TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg will pay homage to two big names in wildlife conservation. The lives and works of conservationist Jay N. “Ding” Darling and wildlife photographer...

July 6, 2015

Conserving Forest Biological Diversity – from The Wildlife Professional

From the summer 2015 issue of The Wildlife Professional How the Montreal Process Helps Achieve Sustainability Forests support a variety of ecosystems, species and genes — collectively referred to as...