Month: August 2015

Kenilworth Marsh near Washington D.C.
August 6, 2015

Urban Bird Treaty Program Expanded

Five new cities will get funding for migratory bird conservation projects as part of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service program. The Urban Conservation Treaty for Migratory Birds program, known...

August 5, 2015

Canada Invests Over $800,000 for Humane Trapping Research

On July 31, 2015 Leona Aglukkaq, the Canadian Minister of the Environment, announced an investment of $845,104 over four years to continue research, testing, and development of humane trapping systems...

August 5, 2015

Scientists Call for Salamander Import Ban to Stop Pathogen

Scientists are calling for a ban on pet salamander imports in an attempt at stopping a new deadly fungal infection tearing through Asia and Europe from gaining a foothold in...

Grizzly bear
August 5, 2015

What a Grizzly Bear’s Hair Reveals about Its Diet

Just a single strand of hair can provide insight into the cuisine a grizzly bear has delighted in for the past few months based on the amount of mercury and...

Winnipeg Ignite
August 5, 2015

Ignite TWS Conference: Pete Butchko

“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...

Mountian lion
August 4, 2015

Habitat Fragmentation Leads to Mountain Lion Deaths

Only one mountain lion has been known to successfully make it across California’s Interstate 15 from the east side to the west since 2001. The sole male animal, known as...

August 4, 2015

Congressional Efforts to Modify the Endangered Species Act

Over the past five years, legislation introduced by Congress regarding the Endangered Species Act (ESA) has increased by 600%. Revising the 40-year-old ESA has become a priority for Chairman Rob...

August 4, 2015

Space Agencies and Conservation Scientists Collaboration Necessary

If publicly funded space agencies such as NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) collaborated with conservation scientists, they would probably be able to globally monitor biodiversity and help stop...

August 4, 2015

Trap Techniques: To Aid African Research

Within USDA’s Wildlife Services program, biologist Michael Marlow is known for his varied expertise—from wildlife disease surveillance and feral swine control to nonlethal management of predation damage. Combining all three...

August 3, 2015

A Black and White Affair? – From The Wildlife Professional

How Britain Tackles Tuberculosis in Badgers Contentious, difficult and expensive: words often used to describe a teenager. But, these words are equally, if not more, applicable to the problem of...