Category: TWS Wildlife News

Monk parakeet
May 6, 2015

Successful Invasive Species Has Low Genetic Diversity

It pays to be adaptable if you’re an invasive species looking to survive in your non-native habitat. Monk parakeets (Myiopsitta monachus) — an invasive species currently found in 14 U.S....

Native Austrostipa grass
May 5, 2015

How Australia Controls Its Wild Rabbits – From The Wildlife Professional Magazine

From the spring issue of The Wildlife Professional. The use of two diseases and the search for another biocontrol agent Early last year, vets in Sydney, Australia urged owners of...

Cooper’s hawk
May 5, 2015

Flameproof Falcons and Hawks Soar Over Areas of B.C.

It could be compared, cynically, to the legend of the phoenix. But while legend has it that the mythological bird was continually reborn from the ashes of its predecessor, researchers...

Brown treesnake
May 4, 2015

Increased Availability of Wildlife Management Tools

John Eisemann spends much of his time on the phone or in meetings talking to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) partners and stakeholders. As the Technology Transfer Program Manager...

Bobwhite quail
May 1, 2015

Game Birds Good Umbrella Species for Conservation

Game species may be better suited as so-called umbrella species for larger conservation goals than some rare and endangered species, according to research. “When people look at umbrella species they...

April 30, 2015

Mange Might be Causing More Coyote-Human Interactions

Coyotes living with mange, a contagious skin disease that’s identified by thinned out hair especially on their tails, are more likely to be drawn to human food and other anthropogenic...

Sage grouse
April 30, 2015

Voluntary Conservation Efforts Lead to Species Successes

Amid legislation targeting the finalized listing of vulnerable sage-grouse and reports of falling population numbers in other Western States, voluntary conservation efforts have led to successes for the distinct California-Nevada...

Rubber plantations
April 29, 2015

Hungry Tire Industry Treads On Southeast Asian Species

The expansion of rubber tree plantations to feed the tire industry could have “catastrophic” impacts on biodiversity in protected parts of Southeast Asia. While rubber plantations have long had a...

April 29, 2015

Farm Bill Field Guide for Fish and Wildlife Conservation

The North American Bird Conservation Initiative has released its 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation, which is now available for download. The field guide is a...

April 28, 2015

Mute Swan Adoption Might be an Option

While you may have thought about adopting a dog or a cat as a pet, you probably never considered adopting a swan. But in New York, individuals as well as...