Month: November 2022

November 30, 2022

USFWS finalizes ESA protections for lesser prairie chicken

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced Endangered Species Act protections for two distinct population segments of the lesser prairie chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus), a grassland bird that has been...

November 30, 2022

500 species get new protections under CITES

Participants in an international conference on wildlife trade agreed to new protections for more than 500 species of animals and plants. The new species listed by the parties to the...

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November 29, 2022

TWS2022: Many translocated crocs return to capture location

When translocated short distances, many crocodiles waste no time returning to the areas where people perceived them as problems in the first place. “Pretty much right away, [the crocodiles] were...

botstiber institute for wildlife fertility control
November 29, 2022

Alaskan black bear contracts avian flu

Alaska wildlife officials have euthanized a black bear (Ursus americanus) cub after it became ill with avian flu. Officials believe the bear likely ate a bird that died from the...

November 28, 2022

Wild Cam: California condors take over the carcass buffet

Watch out, golden eagles—a new scavenger is moving into southern Utah, and it might affect your meal ticket. California condors were extirpated from Utah, and from most of their range...

lion bathing
November 28, 2022

Whales delay California crab season

California’s Dungeness crab season will be delayed for the fourth year in a row to protect humpback whales. The whales can become trapped in the lines attached to commercial crab...

November 23, 2022

BLM prioritizes wildlife migration corridors

In light of climate change and historic drought conditions in the western U.S., the Bureau of Land Management is pledging to prioritize the restoration and conservation of wildlife on public...

November 23, 2022

CITES report delves into global wildlife trade

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora has published its first report on the legal global wildlife trade. The report explores the routes, scale...

A photo of a Ewe and lamb Stone Sheep taken along the Alaska Highway within Stone Mountain Provincial Park in Northern BC.
November 22, 2022

Feeding program to resume for Florida manatees

Wildlife officials plan to resume an experimental feeding program for Florida manatees this winter. The mammals are struggling with a die-off of the seagrass beds they depend on for food...

issues of the wildlife professional
November 22, 2022

TWS Conservation Affairs Network tackles policy issues

The Wildlife Society’s Conservation Affairs Network (CAN) met during The Wildlife Society’s annual conference in Spokane, Washington to discuss organization unit engagement in policy issues, spanning from the Recovering America’s...