Category: TWS Wildlife News

November 16, 2015

Wild Cam: Massive Study Reveals Raptor Ranges

A massive camera trap project is revealing range data on eagles, hawks, vultures and other birds of prey. The AppalachianEagles project has generated over 3 million photos so far from...

November 13, 2015

Orphaned Bears Get By with a Little Help from Researchers

For several decades, researchers have been bottle-feeding and caring for different species of orphaned bears throughout the world before releasing them back into the wild — but an absence of...

November 11, 2015

Harvesting Not Enough to Control Canada Goose Numbers

Hunting alone may not be enough to control the growth of the non-migratory Canada goose population in Connecticut, according to a new study. Michael Conover, lead author of a study...

November 5, 2015

Spruce Beetle Infestations Not to Blame for Fire

The tiny spruce beetle (Dendroctonus rufipennis) has been blamed for an increase in forest fires in Colorado, but new research shows the critters aren’t necessarily at fault. As part of...

November 3, 2015

Monarch Study Shows Good Habitat May Be All in the Earth

Conservation programs looking to restore monarch butterfly habitat by planting vegetation for butterflies to lay their eggs should pay more attention to local plant varieties and quality soil, according to...

November 2, 2015

Monitoring Beaver Restoration One Dam at a Time

It’s been about four years since Pierre Bolduc invited a new squatter to live on his land, and he couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Looking out the window...

October 30, 2015

Mountain Lions Not Just a Tall Tale in Adirondacks

Less than five years ago, a large muscled cat with striking eyes rimmed with black and a tail as long as almost half its over four-foot long body, was hit...

October 29, 2015

Green Roofs Offer a Taste of Home for Birds in Cities

Apart from the usual green spaces, it appears that city birds also appreciate landscaped roofs. A recent study published in the Wildlife Society Bulletin shows how green roofs — tops...

October 29, 2015

Pacific Fishers Fare Well in Burned Forest Habitats in California

A small mammal population currently under consideration for federal protection may take advantage of foraging opportunities presented after forest fires burn dense tree areas. “Basically what we found was that...

October 27, 2015

Q&A: What Are the Risks and Challenges Associated With Tularemia?

Tularemia, a severe infectious disease humans can contract from some small mammals, has been unusually active this year in Wyoming, with 16 human cases documented by the end of September....