Category: TWS Wildlife News

June 9, 2015

Predator Recovery Creates New Management Challenges

Conservationists often struggle to institute affordable wildlife recovery plans that actually work, fully aware that success stories aren’t always the rule. But a new study published in Conservation Letters shows...

A harbor seal equipped with a GPS tracking device.
June 8, 2015

Wind Turbine Construction Could Damage Seals’ Hearing

Offshore wind turbine construction may be too loud for seals to handle, according to new research. Researchers attached GPS devices to 24 harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) in 2012 while offshore...

Ponderosa pine forests
June 4, 2015

Forest Thinning Project Underway In Texas

The Nature Conservancy’s Davis Mountains Preserve in western Texas is undergoing a much needed forest thinning project, courtesy of a partnership between the Conservancy and the Texas A&M Forest Service,...

White-tailed deer
June 4, 2015

First Case of CWD in Michigan Deer

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a fatal neurological disease that affects white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk and moose, was confirmed for the first time in a free-ranging white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)...

Suburban feral swine damage
June 1, 2015

Collaborating to Halt Feral Swine Damage – from The Wildlife Professional Magazine

From the summer 2015 issue of The Wildlife Professional Collaborating to Halt Feral Swine Damage Early Efforts Showing Success Unconstrained or unclaimed swine — which include Eurasian wild boars, Polynesian...

May 27, 2015

New Proposed Rules for Bear Hunts in Florida

Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recently developed rules for Florida’s first bear hunt if the proposal for limited bear hunting, which was approved last month,...

May 26, 2015

First Bats Treated for White-Nose Syndrome Released

The story has the markings of the old Disney fairy tale when the charming prince wakes Princess Aurora from a magically induced coma after she pricks her finger on the spindle...

Panda Breeding Center in China
May 22, 2015

TWS Member Gets Up Close with Squirrels

John Koprowski stood in an urban park in Kansas with binoculars pressed to his eyes. He was conducting a study as part of his PhD thesis research and was intently...

Loggerhead turtle
May 19, 2015

First Tagged Loggerhead Turtle Released Off West Coast

Government scientists have tagged an elusive sea turtle species with a satellite transmitter for the first time off the coast of southern California. The information they gain while tracking the...

Oak savanna
May 19, 2015

Disappearing Oak Savannas Provide Important Bird Habitat

Preserved oak savanna ecosystems in parts of Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma might provide a good idea of the biodiversity that once ranged more widely across the Midwestern United States, according...