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Native Wildlife, Native Lands: Indigenous communities play a growing role in conservation and management

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July 24, 2024

Mexican spotted owls benefit from low-severity fires

Massive wildfires are harmful to the birds, but low-severity fires benefit their habitats

July 24, 2024

Wyoming identifies new deer herd

New mule deer route acknowledged without specific designation that would allow for extra protection

July 23, 2024

Wildlife Vocalizations: Geriann Albers

TWS member Geriann Albers discusses how wildlife professionals should pay more attention to the “people” part of the equation

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October 7, 2016

Burmese pythons breeding in the Florida Keys

For the average person, finding a giant invasive snake might sound worse than finding a small one. But the opposite is true on Key Largo in Florida, where locals and...

October 6, 2016

Endangered ferrets thrive in their ancestral home

This past September in Meeteetse, Wyoming, biologists panned spotlights over a moonlit prairie dog town. Each flash of emerald eyeshine marked a captive-bred ferret living wild in its ancestral home. “Once...

October 4, 2016

How bats hunt in noise pollution

Robotic frogs with inflatable throat pouches are revealing how bats hunt in noisy conditions. Ordinarily, the bats locate their amphibian prey by following frog mating calls. But when noise pollution...


September 30, 2016

Western land, wildlife contaminated with mercury

An extensive analysis led by the U.S. Geological Survey has found widespread mercury contamination in western habitats and wildlife. Mercury levels varied from place to place, fluctuating with factors such...

September 29, 2016

JWM study: Wind farms in Canada kill tens of thousands of bats

Each wind turbine in Canada kills an average of 15.5 bats per year, adding up to a death toll that could someday threaten populations, according to new research. In Canada’s...

September 23, 2016

Multiple males help female pheasants with parenting

Few females are lucky enough to have a group of males doting on their offspring. But female pheasants in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park are getting exactly that, thanks to an...


September 19, 2016

Chytrid fungus survivors suffer stunted growth

It’s easy to see that frogs are in trouble when their breeding ponds are littered with carcasses. But even in places with no visible die-offs, the fungal disease that is...

September 14, 2016

Migrating birds rush to spring breeding grounds

When it comes to spring migrations, the early bird gets the best breeding site. Now, radar data have revealed that birds rush for that advantage, flying faster than they do...

September 12, 2016

Climate change wipes out pikas on isolated peaks

Pikas are a textbook climate tragedy. As temperatures rise, the fluffy, cold-loving mammals retreat higher and higher up mountain slopes, eventually perishing on the too-warm peaks. But that isn’t happening...