Category: TWS Wildlife News

A Florida black bear mother stands with her cub.
June 30, 2015

Limited Hunting of Florida Black Bears Passed

After a great deal of discussion and debate, last week the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) voted in favor of limited bear hunting in the state. The new...

June 26, 2015

Finalized EIS for National Feral Swine Management

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced the availability of its Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Feral Swine Damage Management Program. Working with its Wildlife Damage Management...

Bumble bee
June 26, 2015

Researchers Survey Alaskan Native Bumble Bees

It had been almost 50 years since researchers last recorded data about native bumble bees in Alaska. But in a recent study, researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and...

Woolly adelgids
June 25, 2015

Flies May Defend Hemlocks from Invasives

Ecosystem managers looking to stop the onslaught of an invasive aphid-like insect that has been laying waste to hemlocks up and down the East Coast could have another ally in...

June 24, 2015

Bill to Establish Climate Change Strategy Reintroduced

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Congressman Matt Cartwright (D-PA) reintroduced the Safeguarding America’s Future and Environment (SAFE) Act last week. H.R.2804 and S.1601 would require federal natural resource agencies, coordinating...

June 22, 2015

The Call of the Last Golden-Winged Warbler in Georgia

It had been over two years since the last golden-winged warbler was seen in Georgia, but Nathan Klaus and Jim Wentworth hadn’t given up hope when they set out to...

June 19, 2015

Speed Kills: Why Birds Collide with Vehicles

The ways in which birds respond to approaching objects is critical when it comes to their ability to detect predators, forage, flock, and avoid collisions. Understanding variations in animal visual...

Black bears
June 19, 2015

Scientists Trace Black Bear Lineage

In a first-ever genomics study of black bears across their North American range, researchers have determined where they come from and how closely different populations are related to one another....

Box turtle
June 17, 2015

Citizen Scientists Track Declining Box Turtles

The bowl-sized reptiles could be living in your garden or you may have helped them cross the highway. You may have caught them, or kept one as a pet when...

Florida panther
June 17, 2015

Conservation Easement Secures Florida Panther Habitat

A conservation easement in LaBelle, Florida has given additional hope to the last remaining subspecies of cougar in the eastern United States. While the debate rages on about whether or...