Category: TWS Wildlife News

October 27, 2015

Invasive Plant Makes Hard Work for Small Predators

An invasive beach dune grass that provides safe harbor for rodents may be making life more difficult for small predators in some Northern California coastal ecosystems. Previous studies show that...

October 23, 2015

Wildlife Services Develops a New Toxin for Feral Swine

Feral swine are one of the most difficult invasive species to eradicate in North America. The pigs (Sus scrofa), first introduced from Europe, are intelligent enough to avoid many traps...

October 23, 2015

Human Food Diet Not Linked to Coyote-Human Conflict

The coyotes responsible for killing Canadian folk singer, Taylor Mitchell in 2009 had a low diet of human-produced food, according to surprising new research that throws conventional wisdom on its...

October 22, 2015

Wildlifers Help Develop a Center for Wolf Research and Education in Canada

The Wildlife Society conference attendees helped Spirit Way, Inc. — a community-based organization comprised of volunteers working to make Thompson, Manitoba the “Wolf Capital of the World” — in their...

October 21, 2015

Wildlife Services on Tackling Invasive Snakes, Teaching Geese to Dodge Planes

Wildlife professionals need to have a host of tricks up their sleeves to limit human-wildlife conflicts. In the case of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services Agency, these tricks...

October 14, 2015

Bat Maps Help Conservation in Pacific Northwest

Following an eight-year study of bats in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, researchers were recently able to create a new generation of range maps that will help with...

October 13, 2015

Wildlife Biologists Protect Military, Wildlife

It’s something biologists know is a common, but regrettable, occurrence for birds. On Sept. 16 a U.S. Air Force airman witnessed a bird hit a building on a military base...

October 9, 2015

TWS Member Identifies Strategies to Protect Snowy Plovers

Some birds seem to have more enemies than friends. While coyotes, foxes, crows, ravens and raptors like harriers and owls are always looking to make an easy meal of the...

October 9, 2015

Michigan Deer Hunters Help State Tackle Chronic Wasting Disease

With deer hunting season underway in Michigan, hunters are beginning to help the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in their efforts to test deer for chronic wasting disease (CWD) —...

October 8, 2015

Western States Seek Larger Role in Resource Management Decisions

“We share the belief that solutions developed at the local level – by the people who live in the state and are impacted the most – are typically more effective...