Month: December 2015

December 16, 2015

TWS Retains Involvement with Invasive Species Case

The Wildlife Society (TWS), The Center for Invasive Species Prevention (CISP), and Natural Areas Association (NAA) have filed an amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals in the...

December 16, 2015

Muskox Populations Expand in Western Hudson Bay

There were miles and miles of rolling hills, wetlands so clear you could see fish in the lake from the plane and shrubby tundra with patches of green. Rocky areas...

December 15, 2015

Migratory Bird 2016-17 Hunting Framework Released

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced proposed lengths and bag limits for the 2016-17 migratory bird hunting seasons. This proposed framework is the first to utilize a streamlined process...

December 15, 2015

Toxic Algae Could Be Confusing Stranded Sea Lions

It may take both sides of the brain to find a fish. Large numbers of sea lions turning up stranded on the California coasts may be suffering from neurotoxic damage...

December 14, 2015

Grant Program Funds Native Students

Ovide Mercredi stood on stage in front of a standing-room-only plenary session audience at The Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference in Winnipeg last October. Several hundred people listened as he spoke...

December 14, 2015

New Discoveries About Farthest Migrating Warbler

The blackpoll warbler (Setophaga striata) may be tiny, but its journey during migration is quite extensive. The species has long fascinated biologists interested in migration. A recent tracking study confirmed the...

December 11, 2015

Citizen Scientists Build Online Mammal Atlas in Pennsylvania

What kinds of mammals live in your backyard? If you’re in Pennsylvania, a new website powered by citizen scientists’ photos may be able to tell you. “The general public can...

December 11, 2015

Barred Owls Intensify Northern Spotted Owl Decline

Populations of federally threatened northern spotted owls (Strix occidentalis caurina), a subspecies native to the western United States, continue to dwindle. The reason? Competition with the barred owl (Strix varia)...

December 11, 2015


December 10, 2015

Migratory Birds Lack Adequate Habitat Protection

Migratory birds are always on the move and, as a result, rely on habitat protection — of breeding grounds, nonbreeding grounds and stopover areas. “I realized that in large conservation...