Category: TWS Wildlife News

August 3, 2016

How seasons affect spread of avian influenza in migrating ducks

The spread of avian influenza viruses in dabbling ducks has a lot to do with the life cycle of the migrating birds as well as the season, according to a...

July 29, 2016

Bill to improve regulation of invasive species introduced

On July 14, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Representative Louise Slaughter (D-NY) introduced the Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act of 2016.This legislation aims to streamline and improve regulations that...

July 28, 2016

Hibernating toads reveal climate change clues

Almost every spring night for nearly 25 years, David Green has visited the dunes of Lake Erie and waited for nocturnal toads to emerge from hibernation. He has waded through...

July 22, 2016

A colorful shift that attracts hummingbirds to bees’ flowers

Some wildflowers might be changing their color to attract hummingbirds instead of bees, according to a recent study. As part of the study published in the American Journal of Botany,...

July 22, 2016

State-federal land swap bill could aid conservation

A newly introduced bill in the House of Representatives aims to “maximize land management efficiencies, promote land conservation, generate education funding” and more. The Advancing Conservation and Education Act of...

July 21, 2016

Pollution may send pollinators off-course

For pollinating insects, the scent of a flower is no mere sensory treat. It is a beacon showing the way to essential resources. But air pollution can destroy those fragrant...

July 21, 2016

USFWS to offer new fishing and hunting opportunities on refuges

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a proposed rule to expand hunting and fishing opportunities on 13 national wildlife refuges (NWRs). The proposal also amends existing refuge-specific hunting...

July 19, 2016

Flat river valleys serve as hotspot for mountain wildlife

When renowned conservation leader Harvey Locke hiked through the Flathead River Valley with TWS member Ric Hauer in 2008, he already knew the area was a hotspot for wildlife. But,...

July 15, 2016

TWS Past President works to keep game management alive

Erik Fritzell has been hunting North Dakota wildlife since childhood. Now, the 69-year-old TWS member and Past President has set up an endowment fund to ensure that future generations can...

July 15, 2016

BLM planning proposal moves forward despite controversy

The Bureau of Land Management’s proposal to reform agency management planning is slowly moving forward, with plenty of discussion and debate in the halls of Congress. This proposal – known...