Category: TWS Wildlife News

Appalachian National Scenic Trail
December 4, 2014

Senators Pen Letter Urging Reauthorization of LWCF

A bi-partisan group of Senators has written a letter urging reform for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The 35 Democrat and six Republican co-signees wrote to the Senate...

Mule Deer Herd
December 4, 2014

Controversy in Alberta over Proposed Wildlife Regulations

Alberta’s wildlife regulations — rules that support the Wildlife Act in managing the province’s wildlife — are set to expire on June 30, 2015, and proposed revisions by the Alberta...

December 3, 2014

Parasites in Peril, Researchers Find

Parasites have notorious reputations for not only sapping their hosts of valuable resources, but also spreading disease and infection — a serious threat for hosts teetering on the brink of...

Polar Bear Alaska
December 1, 2014

A Chilly Tale: Balding Polar Bears

A polar bear’s signature white pelt does more than camouflage the large hunter on snow-covered terrains. Its thick fur also provides a vital layer of insulation, protecting it from subfreezing...

Detection Dogs
November 26, 2014

APHIS Uses Detection Dogs for Nutria Eradication

Keeva and Rex are the two newest recruits in the efforts to protect Chesapeake Bay wetlands by eradicating invasive nutria from the Delmarva Peninsula. They have been trained to detect...

Swainson's Warbler
November 24, 2014

Rare Songbird Makes ‘Biological Desert’ Its Home

One of the rarest migratory songbirds in the United States is quickly colonizing southern pine farms, according to a recent study published in Bird Conservation International. Over the course of...

Northern Pintails
November 20, 2014

House Passes Bill to Increase Price of Duck Stamps

A bill to increase the price of duck stamps from $15 to $25 passed the House on Tuesday with very little resistance. H.R. 5069 was passed out of the House...

Bottlenose Dolphin in Mississippi Sound
November 19, 2014

Novel Breathalyzer Monitors Dolphin Health

Determining the health status of marine mammals is tricky business. Biologists usually rely on blood, tissue, and fecal samples for guidance, but obtaining them can be arduous and invasive. Now,...

November 17, 2014

World’s Largest Bat Colony Saved by Land Deal

Just outside of San Antonio, Texas, resides the world’s largest bat colony. Approximately 20 million migrating Mexican free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) roost in Bracken Cave every summer, but urban sprawl...

Bird Ranges
November 14, 2014

New Prediction Tool for Birds’ Future Habitat Ranges

A newly developed tool from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) shows how the habitat ranges for select species of North American birds might look in 2075 and could eventually...