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

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July 18, 2024

Isolated turtle population receives federal listing

The Pearl River map turtle will receive a threatened listing under the Endangered Species Act

July 17, 2024

2024 TWS election results are in

Evelyn Merrill has won the vice presidency while Al Arsenault, Lisa Muller, and Kathy Granillo have been elected to Council

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January 10, 2023

2023 Omnibus: How conservation programming fared

In the Fiscal Year 2023 appropriations package Congress passed in late December, minor funding increases were provided to wildlife programs. The spending package sets funding levels for all federal discretionary...

December 22, 2022

Colorado wolf reintroduction proposal released

Two years after Ballot Initiative 114 passed, mandating the reintroduction of the gray wolf (Canis lupis) to Colorado, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission (CPW) has now released a proposal...

December 15, 2022

TWS endorses grasslands conservation effort

The Wildlife Society recently joined partners in endorsing the Northern American Grasslands Conservation Act (S.4639), legislation that would help conserve U.S. grassland ecosystems. The bill would establish a North American...

December 5, 2022

Northern long-eared bat reclassified as endangered under ESA

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently strengthened Endangered Species Act protections for the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis), upgrading the species from a threatened to endangered status. The species,...

December 1, 2022

TWS updates positions statements on climate change and grazing

The Wildlife Society’s governing Council has recently released updated position statements on two issues of importance to wildlife professionals. The updated position statements on Climate Change, Sustainability, and Wildlife as...

November 30, 2022

USFWS finalizes ESA protections for lesser prairie chicken

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced Endangered Species Act protections for two distinct population segments of the lesser prairie chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus), a grassland bird that has been...


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November 22, 2022

TWS Conservation Affairs Network tackles policy issues

The Wildlife Society’s Conservation Affairs Network (CAN) met during The Wildlife Society’s annual conference in Spokane, Washington to discuss organization unit engagement in policy issues, spanning from the Recovering America’s...

November 2, 2022

Emperor penguin gains Endangered Species Act protections

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has finalized plans to list the emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The final rule cited the substantial risk...

October 26, 2022

TWS submits testimony on wild horse and burro management

In written testimony to the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board, which met in early October, The Wildlife Society stressed the need for reducing populations of federally managed, free-roaming...