Category: TWS Wildlife News

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...

November 14, 2014

FWS Reopens Comment Period on Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Habitat

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) reopened the comment period on its critical habitat designation proposal Wednesday for the western population of the yellow-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus). FWS originally...

Hunting Photo
November 13, 2014

Wildlife Management Issues on the Ballot Last Week

Four states voted on ballot measures related to wildlife management last week – primarily in regards to how hunting is managed and treated within the state. Alabama and Mississippi each...

November 12, 2014

Report Finds Biodiversity Goals are Off Track

Despite the efforts of some nations, the world is not on track to meet its biodiversity goals, according to a new progress report from the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD),...

November 10, 2014

Conservation Funding Wins Big in Midterms

The midterm elections last week proved not only successful for the Republican Party, which now holds the majority in both the U.S. House and Senate, but also for state initiatives...

Alaska Kodiak Brown Bear
November 7, 2014

Alaskans Support Bristol Bay Wildlife

Alaskans approved a ballot measure this week to protect the Bristol Bay region from mining developments. The state’s citizens have enabled Alaska’s Legislature to ban proposed mining in the Bristol...

November 7, 2014

And the Chapter of the Year is…

At The Wildlife Society’s 21st Annual Conference, the Washington Chapter was recognized as Chapter of the Year for their achievements during 2013, which demonstrated exceptional contributions to both The Wildlife...

November 7, 2014

‘Tis the Season of Collisions

Fall may be the harbinger of death for wildlife — and not just because of hunting season. The number of motor vehicle collisions with wild animals peaks during the fall...

November 6, 2014

FWS Proposes Protection for Four Turtle Species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is proposing to list four native freshwater turtle species under Appendix III of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild...