Geographical Location: Western

August 27, 2015

Hawaiian Monk Seals Gain Critical Habitat Protection

Critically endangered Hawaiian monk seals (Monachus schauinslandi) now have a better chance to revive their population thanks to an increase in almost 7,000 square miles of designated critical habitat. The...

August 18, 2015

Hawaii’s Invertebrates Dwindling Fast

Hawaii was once known for its diversity in colorful plants and assorted wildlife. However, in recent decades researchers have noted extreme losses and have even deemed the islands the “extinction...

White breasted nuthatch
July 23, 2015

Why Environment Matters With Songbird Genes

Similar kinds of habitats may be more important than geographic proximity when it comes to finding which birds are of a genetic feather. A new study examining white-breasted nuthatch (Sitta...

July 2, 2015

Wildlife Services Assists AZTWS with Techniques Workshop

The Arizona Chapter of The Wildlife Society (TWS) hosted the fifth annual Wildlife Techniques Workshop in late April at the Horseshoe Ranch, located about 55 miles north of Phoenix, AZ....

Hoary bat
June 25, 2015

Researchers Trace Hawaiian Hoary Bat Origins

A new discovery related to Hawaii’s only living native land mammal might mean some revisions regarding how it’s protected under the Endangered Species Act. In a recent study published in...

Prairie dog
May 22, 2015

Recovery of Arizona Black-tailed Prairie Dog

Alarm calls of prairie dogs pealed like a symphony of horns as we walked across the grasslands of southeastern Arizona. Rodents called out warnings as volunteers from several agencies retrieved...

March 26, 2015

Human-Provided Food’s Impact on Urban Wildlife

Ever wonder how leftover cat food or spilled birdseed disappears from your backyard overnight? You know the intended recipients didn’t touch it, but something else has taken advantage of the...