Category: TWS Wildlife News

Prairie chicken
August 11, 2015

Fire Ants Limit Attwater’s Prairie Chicken Survival

Small but dangerous to insectivores, invasive red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) could be negatively impacting the brood survival of critically endangered Attwater’s prairie chickens (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri), according to...

Monarch butterflies
August 11, 2015

Nation-Wide Efforts Expanding to Protect Monarch Butterflies

There’s an ongoing fight to save one of the most well-known and well-loved species of butterflies. Numbers of the monarch butterfly have been falling drastically since the 1990s, and for...

Flying foxes
August 7, 2015

Using High-Res GPS to Study Thailand’s Flying Foxes

Researchers tracking the movements of flying foxes with high-resolution GPS devices have found that the best way to stop the large bats from getting in conflict with local fruit farmers...

Two great gray owls perch on a decaying tree.
August 7, 2015

Researchers Study Endangered Owl’s Nesting Sites

There’s very little known about great gray owls (Strix nebulosa) besides the fact that they’ve been endangered in California since 1980. Previous studies have pointed to the impact of nest...

Wildilfe collisions
August 6, 2015

Automated Wildlife Crossing Detection Shows Promise

New drive simulation research shows that automatic wildlife detections systems may help to reduce collisions. “They definitely have a place in our suite of ways to fight roadkill,” said Molly...

Kenilworth Marsh near Washington D.C.
August 6, 2015

Urban Bird Treaty Program Expanded

Five new cities will get funding for migratory bird conservation projects as part of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service program. The Urban Conservation Treaty for Migratory Birds program, known...

August 5, 2015

Scientists Call for Salamander Import Ban to Stop Pathogen

Scientists are calling for a ban on pet salamander imports in an attempt at stopping a new deadly fungal infection tearing through Asia and Europe from gaining a foothold in...

Grizzly bear
August 5, 2015

What a Grizzly Bear’s Hair Reveals about Its Diet

Just a single strand of hair can provide insight into the cuisine a grizzly bear has delighted in for the past few months based on the amount of mercury and...

August 4, 2015

Trap Techniques: To Aid African Research

Within USDA’s Wildlife Services program, biologist Michael Marlow is known for his varied expertise—from wildlife disease surveillance and feral swine control to nonlethal management of predation damage. Combining all three...

A breeding male bald eagle
August 3, 2015

Bald Eagle Diet Points to Intact Ecosystem

A sustained natural diet of an animal that soars over the top of the food chain is a good indicator that an ecosystem is intact. New research tracking the eating...