Category: TWS Wildlife News

January 6, 2016

Human-Caused Changes Influence Frogs’ Immune System

Human influences on the environment may be making it harder for frogs to fight diseases, which could be causing their populations to decline. In a study published in the journal Biological...

January 6, 2016

Plan Guides Management of Raccoon Rabies Outbreak

On December 4, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources confirmed a case of raccoon rabies in Hamilton, Ontario about 80 kilometers from the Buffalo, New York Airport and west of...

December 24, 2015

Photo Roundup — Federal Listings and Delistings of 2015

One of the first subspecies ever listed on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Endangered Species Act (ESA) was removed this year thanks to conservation work over the decades while...

December 24, 2015

Delisted Gray Wolves Suffer Decreased Survival, Reproduction

Current conservation policies might not be adequately protecting gray wolves (Canis lupus) in the Northern Rocky Mountains, according to recent research. A team of researchers found that the wolves, which...

December 22, 2015

Sex Ratio Skewed in San Diego Bay Sea Turtles

Something’s distorting the sex ratio of sea turtles in San Diego Bay, and researchers aren’t completely sure why. “We found a female bias in the San Diego Bay area,” said...

December 21, 2015

Coyote Sterilization Program in N.C. Protects Red Wolves

A sterilization program to stop coyotes from hybridizing with the only wild population of red wolves in the world has been successful so far, according to new research. “Coyote genes...

December 18, 2015

FWS Looks to Revise Outdated Oil and Gas Development Regulations

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) published a proposed rule and draft environmental impact statement (EIS) on December 11 that would revise non-federal oil and gas development regulations on...

December 17, 2015

Treating Endangered Fox’s Ear Mites Helps Recovery

Recovering from being placed on the endangered species list isn’t easy for animals such as the Catalina Island fox, especially when they face complications such as ear mites that can...

December 11, 2015

Citizen Scientists Build Online Mammal Atlas in Pennsylvania

What kinds of mammals live in your backyard? If you’re in Pennsylvania, a new website powered by citizen scientists’ photos may be able to tell you. “The general public can...

December 10, 2015

Brown Tree Snake Research Wins DoD 2015 Project of the Year

This month, experts with the USDA-APHIS Wildlife Services (WS) program were honored with the 2015 Project of the Year Award for Resource Conservation and Climate Change from the Department of...