Category: TWS Wildlife News

April 13, 2016

Snow leopards may eat more big animals than previously thought

Snow leopards eat a lot more big ungulates than researchers may think, according to a new study. Snow leopards are notoriously elusive — one member of The Wildlife Society has...

April 12, 2016

Tracking the spread of bee pathogen in North America

In the game of chess, taking your opponent’s queen puts the rest of the kingdom in danger. Taking queen bumble bees from the U.S. to Europe in the past might...

April 7, 2016

Improving wildlife damage management one sense at a time

What do disease detection, repellents, and aircraft-bird collisions have in common? All require a knowledge of how animals perceive their surroundings. Scientists at the National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC), the...

April 5, 2016

What genetics say about California Island foxes

While they may look alike, foxes on six different islands in California’s Channel Islands are actually very genetically different. The reason for these differences? According to a recent study, it’s...

April 1, 2016

Male Indiana bats’ roost preferences revealed

Federally endangered Indiana bats need to find the best trees to roost in during the fall in order to maximize their weight gain and survive winter hibernation. In a recent...

March 31, 2016

Releasing captive deer isn’t good for local economies

Schemes to increase the antler size of wild deer by introducing captive-bred animals with trophy racks may cost more than they are worth. “Areas of land known for producing larger...

March 30, 2016

Where do the bats killed by turbines come from?

Genetic and isotope detective work is revealing the mysteries of where some of the bat species most often killed by wind turbines come from. “These are an enigmatic species,” said...

March 25, 2016

BLM releases policy to prevent disease in bighorn sheep

Separation is the best management to conserve bighorn sheep in areas of domestic sheep grazing, according to a new interspecies management policy by the Bureau of Land Management. The agency...

March 24, 2016

Off-road vehicles bother American oystercatchers

American oystercatchers deal with constant noise from traffic on Cape Lookout National Seashore in North Carolina where they nest. Boats chug in the water nearby, ATVs make a ruckus and...

March 24, 2016

Nonnative mountain goats expanding in Yellowstone

Goats are coming around the mountains of Yellowstone, according to a new study that shows the introduced animals have expanded their range in the area. But the jury is still...