Month: August 2015

August 10, 2015

California Bans Bobcat Trapping

California became the first U.S. state to ban all commercial and regulated trapping of bobcats after the state’s Fish and Game Commission approved the measure in a 3-2 vote last...

Students at Bemidji State University
August 10, 2015

Member Drives Launch of Wildlife Biology Major at BSU

Bemidji State University, a wooded, lake-side campus, sits amidst mixed deciduous hardwood forests of Minnesota, boreal forest, and prairies and aspen park land, which students take advantage of for snowmobiling,...

Maori bird harvesters
August 10, 2015

Managing a Burrowing Bird Population the Maori Way

The sustainable management of a bird population for food is all about mathematics, at least the way the Maori have always approached it. New research tracking how these indigenous people...

Wild dog
August 7, 2015

Efforts Renewed for Rare Cats and Canids Conservation Fund

Congressman Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), the Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee, introduced the Rare Cats and Canids Act of 2015 (H.R. 2697) on June 9 2015, stating in...

Blue-winged teal.
August 7, 2015

Habitat Conservation and Sportsmen’s Bill Introduced in House

The “Sportsmen’s Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Enhancement Act,” or “SCORE Act” is a recently introduced package of legislation that works to conserve wildlife and fish habitat as well as improve...

Flying foxes
August 7, 2015

Using High-Res GPS to Study Thailand’s Flying Foxes

Researchers tracking the movements of flying foxes with high-resolution GPS devices have found that the best way to stop the large bats from getting in conflict with local fruit farmers...

Two great gray owls perch on a decaying tree.
August 7, 2015

Researchers Study Endangered Owl’s Nesting Sites

There’s very little known about great gray owls (Strix nebulosa) besides the fact that they’ve been endangered in California since 1980. Previous studies have pointed to the impact of nest...

Wildilfe collisions
August 6, 2015

Automated Wildlife Crossing Detection Shows Promise

New drive simulation research shows that automatic wildlife detections systems may help to reduce collisions. “They definitely have a place in our suite of ways to fight roadkill,” said Molly...

Winnipeg Convention Centre
August 6, 2015

TWS Conference: Can’t-Miss Things to do in Winnipeg

Between the exciting opportunities offered by TWS and the wide variety of tourist attractions in Manitoba, this year’s Annual Conference in Winnipeg will not fall short in the activities category....

Idaho wilderness
August 6, 2015

Idaho Wilderness Bill Heads to President

The U.S. Senate unanimously approved a bill on Tuesday that would protect 275,665 acres of the Boulder-White Clouds region of Idaho as designated wilderness area. This occurred shortly after the...