Month: January 2023

spotted owl
January 17, 2023

Researchers question spotted owl recovery efforts

A group of researchers is suggesting that plans to protect the northern spotted owl may need to be updated, with additional restrictions put in place on timber removal, even in...

mule deer
January 17, 2023

Journey through mule deer migration story map

Researchers have put together an immersive story map where readers can learn more about the migration of Rocky Mountain mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus), particularly the journey of Deer 255, a...

blacck bear
January 13, 2023

Southwestern black bears are isolated on mountain ranges

Black bear populations in the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico can be divided into several genetically distinct groups that haven’t mixed much for thousands of years. New research reveals that...

yuma ridgeway's rail
January 13, 2023

TWS2022: Does selenium affect Yuma Ridgway’s rails?

In 1986, the Kesterson Reservoir in central California was closed due to selenium toxicity. Young waterbirds and fish had developed deformed wings, beaks, and eyes. The reservoir was protected within...

January 12, 2023

Apply now for TWS Leadership Institute Class of 2023

The Wildlife Society’s flagship leadership training program, the Leadership Institute, is now accepting applications for the Class of 2023. The deadline to submit applications is March 12 by 11:59 p.m....

blue whale
January 12, 2023

Whales store carbon for decades

Whales’ massive weight and long lives help them play a key role in carbon storage. According to new research, this carbon relationship may help whales regulate climate change. Their size...

migrating birds
January 11, 2023

Report sounds alarm on vanishing Great Salt Lake

A recent report by Brigham Young University researchers finds that Utah’s Great Salt Lake could disappear within five years unless dramatic steps are taken to reduce water consumption in the...

california red-legged frog
January 11, 2023

Immunizing frogs against fungus may not help them in the wild

Reintroducing captive-reared, federally threatened California red-legged frogs into the wild is one way researchers hope to augment the population, but researchers worried these reintroduced frogs may contract a deadly pathogen...

January 10, 2023

2023 Omnibus: How conservation programming fared

In the Fiscal Year 2023 appropriations package Congress passed in late December, minor funding increases were provided to wildlife programs. The spending package sets funding levels for all federal discretionary...

snowy owl
January 10, 2023

Snowy owl makes surprise appearance in California suburb

A snowy owl recently showed up in a suburb of Southern California, making it one of the most southern sightings of the species ever recorded. Its presence attracted a number...