Geographical Location: Western

February 1, 2019

One month left to submit conference proposals

This is an exciting year! The Wildlife Society and the American Fisheries Society will hold their first-ever joint conference in Reno, Nevada, Sept. 29–Oct. 3. Proposals for education and training programs,...

January 31, 2019

Unseen for 300 years, endangered seabirds heard on Oahu

It has been over 300 years since Newell’s shearwater (Puffinus newelli) and Hawaiian petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis) colonies were detected on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Neither have been found since European...

January 22, 2019

Nevada student chapter engages new members

This article originally appears in the Nevada Chapter of The Wildlife Society’s Fall 2018/Winter 2019 newsletter. The University of Nevada, Reno Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society entered the fall...

January 9, 2019

Hawaii mourns last known survivor of snail species

The last snail belonging to the species Achatinella apexfulva in Hawaii died New Year’s Day at 14 years old, according to researchers with the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources....

December 14, 2018

2019 call for proposals open now

This is an exciting year! The Wildlife Society and the American Fisheries Society will hold their first-ever joint conference in Reno, Nevada, Sept. 29–Oct. 3, 2019. Proposals for education and...

November 30, 2018

Western Section to hold workshop on vernal pool branchiopods

The Western Section of The Wildlife Society will host, “Vernal pool branchiopods: a workshop for future permit holders” Jan. 28 to Feb.2 in Davis, California. This workshop combines both the...

November 29, 2018

Study maps human-bear conflicts in Nevada

Researchers recently mapped hotspots for human-bear conflicts in the Great Basin using long-term data on bear mortality. Once gone from the Nevada landscape, black bears (Ursus americanus) have been gradually...

November 7, 2018

Hawaiian hawk delisting again open for comments

Once found on six islands of the Hawaiian archipelago, the Hawaiian hawk (Buteo solitarius), or ‘io in Hawaiian, now lives only on the Big Island. Its population was estimated at 3,000...

November 5, 2018

Arizona euthanizes 3 bighorns to prevent disease spread

Arizona Game and Fish biologists euthanized three bighorn sheep that had been in contact with escaped domestic sheep. Regional supervisor Mike Sumner said it was needed to prevent disease from...

October 29, 2018

Hawaiian gallinules won’t leave home, putting them at risk

Endangered native Hawaiian waterbirds like the Hawaiian gallinule (Gallinula galeata sandvicensis) and the Hawaiian coot (Fulica alai) have benefited from habitat on national wildlife refuges and other protected wetlands, ultimately...