Category: TWS Wildlife News

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...

American marten
May 11, 2015

Non-Native Species Not All Bad for Newfoundland

The term “non-native species” almost always has a negative connotation, but new research shows that in Newfoundland, some native wildlife might actually benefit from them. In a recently published study...

Burmese pythons
May 8, 2015

Telemetry Reveals Habits of Invasive Pythons in Florida

While one the largest invasive snakes in the world has wreaked havoc on the Everglades ecosystem for several years, very little is known about their movement habits. But a new...

Snake
May 7, 2015

TWS Member Tracks Snakes Around Bird Baths

Removing bird baths and other features where prey congregate has no effect on nuisance rattlesnakes turning up around homes, according to a recent study. “We wanted to try something else...

Bird
May 7, 2015

Lights Out for Birds in New York

While city lights at night might be majestic and beautiful to some people, for migrating birds, they can be fatal. But, the State of New York including New York City...

Sage grouse
May 7, 2015

Defense Bill Delays Sage-Grouse Listing

Language added to National Defense Authorization Act for 2016 would prevent the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) from issuing a final listing for sage-grouse populations under the Endangered Species...

Bat
May 6, 2015

International Bat Pact to Help Coordinate Conservation

The U.S., Canada, and Mexico signed a formal agreement to coordinate efforts to protect migratory bats as part of the annual meeting of the Trilateral Committee for Wildlife and Ecosystem...