Geographical Location: Western

January 29, 2018

Upcoming Western Section symposia: February 5-6

The Western Section of The Wildlife Society will be holding two workshops at their upcoming annual meeting in Santa Rosa, California on February 5 and February 6. For more information...

January 25, 2018

In Hawaii, bird’s genetic trail leads from island to island

When Japanese bush-warblers (Cettia diphone) were introduced to Oahu in the 1920s, it might not have been good for native wildlife, but it turned out to be helpful for researchers....

January 5, 2018

UNR Student Chapter heavily involved on and off campus

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) Student Chapter is on track to having another great semester! One focus thus far has been trying to expand our membership. Members of the...

December 20, 2017

Nonnative frogs boost nonnative birds in Hawaii

It’s the coqui frog’s (Eleutherodactylus coqui) unusually loud call that got on Hawaiians’ nerves after it was accidentally introduced from Puerto Rico in the 1980s. But new research shows the presence...

December 11, 2017

TWS Western Section to host sea turtle workshop

Join the Western Section of The Wildlife Society for a West Coast sea turtle workshop! This workshop hopes to demystify the biology, conservation, and regulation of sea turtles occurring on...

December 6, 2017

Climate change threats to Hawaiian tree impact birds, too

On the Big Island of Hawaii, hundreds of thousands of ‘ohi’a trees, whose scarlet blooms color the archipelago and sustain many endemic nectar-feeding birds, are swiftly succumbing to a fungal...

November 17, 2017

CA Central Coast Chapter to host CWB® workshop

The California Central Coast Chapter of The Wildlife Society will be hosting a Certified Wildlife Biologist® workshop on December 2, 2017 in San Luis Obispo, California. Professional Certification is strongly...

October 17, 2017

Nevada bans commercial reptile collection

On Sep. 23, the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners voted 6-1 to ban the commercial collection of reptiles in Nevada. After Jan. 1, 2018, the state will no longer allow...

September 20, 2017

Hawaii updates rules to address feral cats in boat harbors

On Sep. 8, the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources approved a rule change developed by the Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation that would authorize state officials to...

September 7, 2017

Sage grouse Conservation Credit System used in Nevada 

The State of Nevada has released the first credits for sale under its Conservation Credit System (CCS) to mitigate impacts to sage-grouse habitat. The CCS was developed through a collaborative...