Category: TWS Wildlife News

A common eastern bumblebee
July 17, 2015

Bee Soup: A Delicious New Method to Study Populations

Determining bee population numbers is as challenging as determining stock market trends, according to Douglas Yu, an associate professor at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom and...

Four researchers hold black bear cubs.
July 15, 2015

Black Bear Reintroduction Shows Population Growth

In the first-ever comprehensive evaluation of the long-term success of a bear reintroduction technique called winter soft-release, researchers found that a reintroduced black bear (Ursus americanus) population in the Big...

July 14, 2015

Hydroelectric Dams Take Massive Toll on Biodiversity

Hydroelectric dams bring massive consequences in terms of biodiversity loss, according to a new study tracking the results of a dam constructed in the Brazilian Amazon. “Previous studies have shown...

July 14, 2015

Florida’s Imperiled Species Plan Updated

Florida has been a hotbed of conservation activity lately, with bats, panthers and black bears all making recent headlines. Now, 57 more of the state’s imperiled species are getting their...

July 13, 2015

Salamanders Change Habitat Use With Prescribed Fires

Some salamanders may change the way they use habitat as trees are burned, thinned out or restored to historical oak savanna conditions, according to a new study. “There’s really not...

July 13, 2015

Forest Carnivore Project: Wild Cam Series

With the Sierra Nevada red fox (Vulpes vulpes necator) currently under review for a listing decision under the Endangered Species Act, researchers are working to obtain scientific knowledge about this...

The African savanna elephant
July 10, 2015

DNA Reveals Major Ivory Poaching Hotspots

While most anti-poaching efforts for elephants have focused on curbing demand of illegal ivory products, a recent study went straight to the source — poaching hotspots in Africa. In the...

Canada Geese Management
July 8, 2015

Geese Management Protects Sensitive Vegetation in N.J.

The Maurice River and tributaries in Cumberland County, New Jersey represent an important tidal freshwater habitat for critical emergent vegetation and migrating birds. This vegetation — including wild rice (Zizania...

Desert tortoises
July 7, 2015

Threatened Desert Tortoises Good at Weathering Wildfires

The wildfires occurring with increasing frequency in the Mojave Desert don’t have much of an effect on desert tortoises, according to new research. “The thing about tortoises is they’re resilient...

July 6, 2015

Conserving Forest Biological Diversity – from The Wildlife Professional

From the summer 2015 issue of The Wildlife Professional How the Montreal Process Helps Achieve Sustainability Forests support a variety of ecosystems, species and genes — collectively referred to as...