FYI News

A fifth of the world’s skinks face extinction

Agriculture, invasive species, harvesting and pet trade are threatening 20% of the world’s skink species with extinction. According to the first “comprehensive evaluation” of the world’s 1,714 described skink species, nine have already gone extinct,

Conservation News

Migratory Bird Protection Act reintroduced

The Migratory Bird Protection Act, legislation that would provide a path forward in public-private migratory species conservation work, has been reintroduced to the U.S. House of Representatives. Reps. Alan Lowenthal (D-Cal.) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)

TWS Wildlife News

Protecting planes that don’t ever fly

It isn’t unusual for Wildlife Services airport biologists to be working at military airbases assisting in efforts to keep aviation personnel and assets, as well as birds, safe from bird/aircraft strikes. Most often the work

FYI News

Conifer removal improves sage-grouse habitat

The removal of woodlands encroaching on sagebrush habitat in the Great Basin area could improve suitability for greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus). Researchers ran models to predict the impact of removing conifers associated with pinyon-juniper woodlands.