Category: TWS Wildlife News

A coyote looks at a camera trap in South Mountain Gameland, N.C.
July 6, 2015

House Cats Avoid Coyote Haunts: Wild Cam Series

There’s a trick to conserving nine lives, and a new camera trap study shows that it may involve domestic felines having prudence when it comes to keeping out of coyote...

Florida bonneted bat
July 2, 2015

Video: Citizen Scientists Help Educate About Endangered Bat

Kirsten Bohn had just moved to Miami to begin working as an assistant research professor at Florida International University. It had been a few days after she had settled into...

Mexican seabirds
July 1, 2015

Overfishing, Climate Change Push Mexican Seabirds North

Climate change and overfishing is pushing a colony of seabirds from their native Mexican nesting grounds into California. “The problem for the elegant terns is not only the temperature anomalies...

A Florida black bear mother stands with her cub.
June 30, 2015

Limited Hunting of Florida Black Bears Passed

After a great deal of discussion and debate, last week the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) voted in favor of limited bear hunting in the state. The new...

June 26, 2015

Finalized EIS for National Feral Swine Management

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced the availability of its Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Feral Swine Damage Management Program. Working with its Wildlife Damage Management...

Bumble bee
June 26, 2015

Researchers Survey Alaskan Native Bumble Bees

It had been almost 50 years since researchers last recorded data about native bumble bees in Alaska. But in a recent study, researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and...

Woolly adelgids
June 25, 2015

Flies May Defend Hemlocks from Invasives

Ecosystem managers looking to stop the onslaught of an invasive aphid-like insect that has been laying waste to hemlocks up and down the East Coast could have another ally in...

June 24, 2015

Bill to Establish Climate Change Strategy Reintroduced

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Congressman Matt Cartwright (D-PA) reintroduced the Safeguarding America’s Future and Environment (SAFE) Act last week. H.R.2804 and S.1601 would require federal natural resource agencies, coordinating...

June 22, 2015

The Call of the Last Golden-Winged Warbler in Georgia

It had been over two years since the last golden-winged warbler was seen in Georgia, but Nathan Klaus and Jim Wentworth hadn’t given up hope when they set out to...

June 19, 2015

Speed Kills: Why Birds Collide with Vehicles

The ways in which birds respond to approaching objects is critical when it comes to their ability to detect predators, forage, flock, and avoid collisions. Understanding variations in animal visual...