Category: TWS Wildlife News

Wolves
April 28, 2015

And Then There Were Three: Park Wolf Numbers Decimated

Three isn’t always company — especially when the number applies to the entire remaining wolf population on Isle Royale due to warming winters and weakening genes. A researcher that helped...

Beetles
April 24, 2015

Predator Beetles Fight to Save Hemlocks

The responsibility for saving hemlock forests in the eastern United States could rest, at least partly, on the shoulders of tiny “vampire” beetles and the efforts of “ninja beetle collectors.”...

Rainforest
April 24, 2015

Successful Rainforest Protection Much Like Speed Control

Putting the brakes on deforestation works best when treated the same way police enforce speed limits on highways, according to research on Brazilian jungle: Give them a ticket. “Forest law...

Bank vole
April 23, 2015

Synchronicity in Wildlife: When All of Nature Aligns

Complex theories of synchronicity used to explain certain phenomena in physics now have been applied to wildlife patterns in an attempt to better understand how climate change and other factors...

Fukushima
April 22, 2015

Nuclear Radiation Impacts Fukushima Birds

Some birds in highly radioactive areas of Fukushima in eastern Japan have dropped significantly in numbers over the four years since the nuclear disaster occurred. In 2011, radioactive material began...

Black bear
April 22, 2015

One Step Closer to Limited Bear Hunting in Florida

Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved a proposal for limited bear hunting at a recent meeting where they discussed ways to manage the state’s thriving population...

Finch
April 21, 2015

Common Bird Conservation Boosts City Economies

The conservation and feeding of common birds contributes to city economies to the tune of millions of dollars a year, according to a new study. “People are very engaged with...

Alaska
April 21, 2015

Improving Public Perception of Environmental Damage

A recent study looking at public perception shows that history has a tendency to soften the damage of some of the worst villains. Spruce bark beetles (Ips typographus) — originally...

Brown-headed cowbird
April 21, 2015

How Light Can Prevent Bird Strikes

On a cold January afternoon in 2009, a flock of Canada geese (Branta canadensis) flew into both jet engines of U.S. Airways Flight 1549 as it was flying over the...

Ants
April 16, 2015

Ecosystems Resilient After Logging but Still Vulnerable

Logging could push invertebrates like ants and other animals out of rainforest dominance, according to a new study. “Invertebrates are often thought of as the controllers of tropical forests, so...