Month: December 2018

December 31, 2018

Muskrat habitat disappears as Canadian delta dries

Lakes and other water bodies in a northeastern Alberta delta are drying up, causing trouble for muskrats (Ondatra zibethicus), according to recent research using satellite imagery. Muskrats in Canada use...

December 31, 2018

JWM: Whale watching affects mothers and calves in Peru

Whale-watching has been a fast-growing tourist activity in Peru. The country’s 2,414-kilometer coastline gives visitors plenty of access to humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in the waters where they nurse during...

December 31, 2018

Endangered Mississippi sandhill cranes reintroduced

Three endangered Mississippi sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis pulla) have been reintroduced to the wild. The cranes were hatched at White Oak Conservation, a conservation center in Yulee, Florida, and released...

December 28, 2018

Texas student chapters engage on RAWA

The board of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society used a portion of the 2018-2019 Jim Teer Leadership Institute for Early Career Professional Training to work with Texas Chapter...

December 28, 2018

Site Visit Insights: Grazing helps a threatened salamander

Site visits are critical to helping scientists learn more about species and their habitats.  The trips often take them into areas most people do not have a chance to explore,...

December 27, 2018

Almost all green sea turtle hatchlings may be female by 2100

As warming temperatures alter their sex, as much as 93 percent of green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) hatchlings could be female by 2100, according to a recent study. Currently about...

December 27, 2018

Forest management legislation encourages thinning and burns

Forest thinning provisions championed by House Republicans did not make it into the final Farm Bill, but Rep. Westerman, R-Ark., made one more attempt to advance the debate before the...

December 27, 2018

Some frogs adapt to stress of traffic noise

Noise pollution from nearby cars on highways is known to bother many species. But researchers recently found some wood frogs (Lithobates sylvaticus), which rely on sound to find mates, have...

December 26, 2018

Every person matters for this year’s Aldo Leopold winner

It was the fall of 1943, and a young Leigh Fredrickson joined his father for a day in a Missouri River oxbow in Iowa collecting cattail leaves. A cooper, his...

December 26, 2018

Farm Bill funds conservation and invasive species control

The recent passage of the 2018 Farm Bill creates the largest single source of federal funding for private land conservation. The bulk of funding in the five-year, $867 billion Farm...