Category: TWS Wildlife News

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...

Cheetah
May 15, 2015

Wildlife Scientists Divided on Use of Fences

Wildlife scientists fall on both sides of the fence when it comes to erected barriers to limit conflicts between animals and humans. While on the one side, fences and barriers...

Piping plover
May 15, 2015

Piping Plover Aided by Predator Management

Among the most endangered bird populations in the country, Great Lakes piping plovers are imperiled chiefly by significant loss of and degradation to the wide sandy beaches they require for...

Bobcat
May 15, 2015

Wild Cam Series: Bobcat Ranges

This photo essay is part of a new series from The Wildlife Society featuring photos and video images of wildlife taken with camera traps.  TWS Member Tracks Bobcat Habitat Camera...

Refuge
May 14, 2015

Congress Proposes Ban on Body-Gripping Traps on Refuges

Two bills currently in front of Congress would impact wildlife management and recreational opportunities in the National Wildlife Refuge System. H.R. 2016, introduced by Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-New York) with...

Brown bat
May 14, 2015

Enzyme in Bat Fungus Damages Tissue: Study

Scientists have unearthed a new clue to help explain white-nose syndrome — an emerging disease that has caused 6 million bat deaths in North America in less than a decade....

Elk
May 13, 2015

Restoration Programs Generate Over $1 Billion

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it will distribute $1.1 billion to state and territorial fish and wildlife agencies from revenues generated by the hunting and fishing industry...

Sea lion
May 12, 2015

A Deeper Look at Record Sea Lion Pup Strandings

The California Stranding Network started getting calls at the very beginning of the year. California Sea lion pups (Zalophus californianus) — sometimes three or four in one area in a...

Bird
May 12, 2015

Migratory Birds Benefit from Partnerships

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that more than $18 million will go to fund 27 collaborative conservation projects across the Americas through the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act...