Month: August 2015

August 13, 2015

Amazing Networking Opportunity for Wildlife Professionals, Students

Following last year’s TWS Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, more than 88% of our surveyed attendees reported that the slate of networking opportunities at the conference increased or strengthened their network...

August 13, 2015

Flowers Aid in Spreading Parasites to Bees

Don’t be deceived by the vibrant colors and sweet-smelling petals. Flowers can be a host for parasites that are harmful to bees — if there aren’t enough of them planted,...

August 12, 2015

Hot Off the Wire: Conference News ‘n Notes

Every week through early October, we’ll be bringing you the hottest news about this year’s conference, keeping you up-to-date and prepared as we approach Oct. 17-21 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Here’s...

August 12, 2015

Inbreeding Not to Blame for Bighorn Sheep Decline

Catherine Driscoll was hiking with her father in the Never Summer Mountain Range of the Rocky Mountains. They were collecting bighorn sheep’s fecal pellet samples to study their genetic variation,...

August 12, 2015

TWS Member Creates Risk Framework for CWD in Montana

Wildlife managers in Montana now have a better focus on where a deadly prion disease that kills deer may infiltrate the state. “The overall goal was to help Montana focus...

August 12, 2015

Land and Water Conservation Fund Expiration Nears

A program vital to the conservation of public lands and waterways is set to expire in less than 50 days. This program, known as the Land and Water Conservation Fund...

Prairie chicken
August 11, 2015

Fire Ants Limit Attwater’s Prairie Chicken Survival

Small but dangerous to insectivores, invasive red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) could be negatively impacting the brood survival of critically endangered Attwater’s prairie chickens (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri), according to...

August 11, 2015

Bats Need Natural Habitat for Food Reservoirs

Bats eat so many insects that surround crops during the summer that they can act as natural pesticides for farmers, but researchers recently examined what bats consume later in those...

Monarch butterflies
August 11, 2015

Nation-Wide Efforts Expanding to Protect Monarch Butterflies

There’s an ongoing fight to save one of the most well-known and well-loved species of butterflies. Numbers of the monarch butterfly have been falling drastically since the 1990s, and for...

August 11, 2015

Agency Aids Ongoing Woodcock Research in Arkansas

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently awarded nearly $50,000 to biologists in Arkansas for an ongoing American woodcock (Scolopax minor) monitoring program. Since 2013, FWS has been working with...