Author: Dana Kobilinsky

August 16, 2018

Senate passes Interior-EPA appropriations bill

The Senate has passed the appropriations bill (H.R. 6147) for the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies as part of a small omnibus package, or “minibus,” with the Agriculture, Financial Services-General...

August 16, 2018

Native Americans used fire to hunt bison

Looking back 1,000 years, researchers have found that Native Americans used fire to help them hunt bison (Bison bison), a fact they say can provide insight into fire management today....

August 16, 2018

Antidepressants may affect birdsong

In the past, researchers have found an array of pharmaceuticals, evident in the bodies of animals near sewage treatment plants. Researchers recently found the antidepressant Prozac may affect starlings (Sturnus...

August 16, 2018

Caesar Kleberg Keynote tackles conservation funding

As public funding for conservation appears to be dwindling and the need for projects increases, a panel of speakers at the TWS 25th Annual Conference in Cleveland offer glimpses into...

August 15, 2018

Marine mammals lost gene that protects against pesticide

As marine mammals evolved, they lost the ability to make a protein that defends land-dwelling mammals from the effects of a common pesticide — one that is increasingly finding its...

August 15, 2018

Chapter to host San Joaquin kit fox workshop

The California Central Coast Chapter of The Wildlife Society will hold a professional workshop on the San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica) Oct. 15 to Oct. 18 at the...

August 15, 2018

GMO crop and pesticide ban for refuges ended

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has rolled back a 2014 ban on the use of genetically modified crops and neonicotinoid, or neonic, pesticides on National Wildlife Refuges where farming...

August 15, 2018

Winning Reno logo joins fauna of water and land

As the American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society prepare to come together in Reno, Nevada for a joint annual conference, Lee Neighbors’ winning conference logo reflects this marriage of...

August 14, 2018

Rangers to return to Wisconsin parks

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources plans to end a program using conservation wardens for law enforcement in state parks and return to the use of park rangers. The Milwaukee...

August 14, 2018

Exhibit highlights golden eagle and its landscape

Compared to the bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) seems to get overlooked. And compared to the peaks and parks of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, so does...