Category: TWS Wildlife News

Horses and burros
August 3, 2015

Horse and Burro Numbers Released in Tense Political Climate

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released new estimates on July 7 of free-range horse and burro populations in the western U.S. The BLM estimated there were 47,329 horses and...

A little brown bat
July 30, 2015

Natural Yeast Byproduct Inhibits White-Nose Syndrome

Researchers may have found a natural way to treat white-nose syndrome in bats, according to a new study. In a paper published in the journal Mycopathologia, researchers report that a...

Texas Chapter President Roel Lopez attaches a GPS collar to a deer
July 30, 2015

Texas Chapter President Provides Testimony on CWD

Roel Lopez, president of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, recently provided testimony at a special meeting held by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission on chronic wasting disease...

Avian Influenza
July 29, 2015

Enhanced Avian Influenza Surveillance in Wild Birds

Between now and March 2016, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) surveillance in wild birds will increase as biologists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services (WS) program and its...

July 28, 2015

Preserving a Traditional Practice Kills Invasive Emerald Ash Borers

A traditional Native American basket-making practice can be helpful in killing an invasive insect that devastates forests and habitat for a wide range of wildlife, according to a newly published...

July 27, 2015

Wild Cam: TWS Member Tracks Caribou Eating Habits

Researchers have long been in the dark about what some caribou populations eat during the summer. It’s difficult to find droppings before they rot away in the warmer weather, and...

July 24, 2015

Second Case of CWD Confirmed in Michigan Deer

Just a little over a month after the first case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a free-ranging deer in Michigan was confirmed, a second infected free-ranging deer was detected...

Male leafhopper
July 22, 2015

New Insect Species Discovered in New Jersey

A previously unknown insect species has hopped its way into the integrated taxonomic information system after scientists recently discovered it in the state-threatened pinebarren smokegrass (Muhlenbergia torreyana) in the New...

Gray partridges
July 21, 2015

Supplementary Gamebird Feeding

A bird in hand is worth two in the bush, the old saying goes. But a bird feeder can be worth a lot more to farmers in England who participate...

Wild shag seabirds
July 17, 2015

Disease in Individuals Affects Families