Category: TWS Wildlife News

Perth Zoo numbats
December 19, 2014

Captive Marsupials Released into the Wild

Perth Zoo recently released 14 zoo-born numbats (Myrmecobius fasciatus), also called banded anteaters, into Dryandra Woodland in Western Australia as part of an ongoing effort to bolster wild populations of...

Cedar Mountain Wild Horse Gather
December 18, 2014

Controversy over the Management of Horses

Controversy over the management of feral horses and burros has heightened with Wyoming suing the federal government and the Western Governors’ Association issuing a resolution on the topic this month....

European grey wolf from Slovenia
December 18, 2014

Large Carnivores Make a Voracious Comeback in Europe

The recovery of lynx, brown bears, and grey wolves in a continent that has seen hundreds of years of development is showing that humans may not have to keep out...

December 17, 2014

CRomnibus: Conservation Funding

The $1 trillion spending bill approved by Congress last week will keep the government running until the end of the Fiscal Year (FY), October 2015. The “Consolidated and Further Continuing...

Sage grouse
December 16, 2014

CRomnibus: Conservation Riders

The $1 trillion spending bill approved by Congress last week will keep the government running until October 2015. The “Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015” has been nicknamed the...

December 16, 2014

World’s Giraffe Populations in Peril

Africa’s iconic giraffe may be in trouble — its population numbers have plummeted by more than 40 percent in the last 15 years, according to estimates from the International Union...

Red Knot
December 15, 2014

Red Knot Listed Due To Climate Change

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced last week that it has listed the rufa red knot (Calidris canutus rufa) as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The announcement...

December 12, 2014

Forecasting Rabies: What if there was no ORV?

Many wildlife managers and health officials are familiar with the success of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Wildlife Services National Rabies Management Program (NRMP) and understand the important role...

Wildlife Cybercrime Elephants
December 11, 2014

Wildlife Cybercrime Exposed

Thousands of endangered wildlife or wildlife products are being sold on public websites, a new report by the advocacy group, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has revealed. As...

Alpine Lakes Wilderness
December 11, 2014

Congress Approves Lands Package Legislation

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act earlier this week, while the Senate voted to end debate and move forward with the legislation on...