Geographical Location: Western

March 24, 2021

Condors to soar over Pacific Northwest again

The California condor will return to the Pacific Northwest for the first time in a century. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service and the Yurok Tribe plan...

March 23, 2021

Mexico has high-quality wolf habitat

Large tracts of high-quality habitat for Mexican wolves can be found across northern Mexico and the southwestern U.S., according to cross-border distribution modeling revealing suitable areas for the animals. Mexican...

March 22, 2021

Watch: Condor lays an egg in tree scorched by Dolan Fire

A female condor in a redwood forest burned in last year’s devastating Dolan Fire has laid an egg in the top of a charred redwood tree, offering hope for the...

March 15, 2021

More biodiversity makes for healthy bees

More diverse communities of bees in Michigan, including both native and nonnative pollinators, result in less virus spread. Researchers had already known about a previous hypothesis called the Dilution Effect,...

March 15, 2021

Wild Mexican wolves reach record numbers

The population of Mexican wolves has increased in the wild once again, reaching 186 individuals in the U.S. Southwest in 2020. Mexican wolves (Canis lupus baileyi) were nearly extirpated from...

March 5, 2021

Puma presence impacts tree growth

Veronica Yovovich had always been curious about the shape of plants around her school campus. Many of the bay laurels close to the University of California, Santa Cruz, were shaped...

March 4, 2021

Salmonella outbreak affecting songbirds in western U.S.

A salmonella outbreak is affecting songbirds throughout the western United States. Affected birds have been reported from the West Coast to Idaho. Residents have reported birds acting strangely. Wildlife officials...

March 1, 2021

Western Section to host a drone workshop

The Western Section of The Wildlife Society will host a virtual two-part Drone Applications for Biologists workshop April 15-16 and April 22-23. The workshop is targeted towards biologists who are...

February 5, 2021

Watch: Record number of sandhill cranes appear in Arizona

Southern Arizona is seeing what appears to be a record number of migratory sandhill cranes. Observers counted 47,601 of them. About half of those are in the Whitewater Draw Wildlife...

February 3, 2021

Toxic chemicals linked to sea lion cancer

Researchers believe a cancer that has killed sea lions in California for years is linked to toxic chemicals in the water. After two decades of research, scientists concluded a previously...