Month: January 2023

Jim Heffelfinger (center), poses with TWS CEO Ed Arnett (left) and Casey Stemler from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (right) after receiving the Dallas Safari Club’s Conservation Trailblazer Award.
January 24, 2023

Jim Heffelfinger wins two conservation awards

TWS member Jim Heffelfinger has won two awards commemorating a career of wildlife research and conservation. Heffelfinger, wildlife science coordinator with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, won The Dallas...

Deer captured on a trail camera in Wisconsin
January 24, 2023

Human activity leads to wildlife species overlap

Human disturbance is causing animals to use less space in less time. New research using trail cameras in Wisconsin reveals that when humans are around, wildlife species more often share...

kit fox
January 23, 2023

JWM: Texas kit fox populations appear healthy

The kit fox population living in the high elevation grasslands of the Trans-Pecos region of western Texas appears to be doing well. Texas Parks and Wildlife had noticed a decline...

tws members studying birds
January 23, 2023

Monitoring birds on military land

Researchers will be using a technique called metabarcoding to monitor habitat quality for bird species on Department of Defense instillations. Led by TWS member Jeff Foster, an associated professor at...

summer tanager
January 20, 2023

Research on human impact on Appalachian songbirds earns student award

As climate and land use changes take place throughout the Appalachians, researchers are watching how different species will react. Hannah Clipp, a PhD candidate at the West Virginia Cooperative Fish...

January 20, 2023

Organization plans to restore bison-driven ecosystem to Montana

A Montana nonprofit organization is importing bison on land it has purchased with the goal of restoring the natural ecosystem that the creatures once engineered in the region. The nonprofit,...

pallas cat
January 19, 2023

Wild Cam: Mongolian wolves, marmots and a feral dog challenge

The wild montane regions of Mongolia are home to a diverse group of mammals, including ibex, one of the largest marmot species on the planet, furry Pallas’s cats and corsac...

black bear
January 19, 2023

What makes a black bear brown?

Despite their name, black bears don’t always have black coats. That can make it difficult to tell a brown-colored black bear (Ursus americanus) from a grizzly (Ursus arctos horribilis). Researchers...

jaime coon
January 18, 2023

How to make the field safer, more inclusive for LGBTQ+ wildlifers

Plenty of research papers have covered some of the overarching institutional barriers faced by marginalized groups—like those belonging to the LBGTQ+ community—in environmental sciences, but those papers have often overlooked...

shane mahoney
January 18, 2023

Shane Mahoney earns conservation education award

The Dallas Safari Club Foundation has named TWS member Shane Mahoney the inaugural winner of its education award. Mahoney is the founder and CEO of Conservation Visions, an initiative dedicated...