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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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June 23, 2022

TWS updates position statement on lead ammunition

The Wildlife Society’s Council renewed and updated the organization’s Lead in Hunting Ammunition and Fishing Tackle position statement that was due to expire later this year. “The Wildlife Society has...

June 22, 2022

USFWS plans to expand hunting and fishing in 19 refuges

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced proposed plans to expand hunting and fishing opportunities in 19 national wildlife refuges across 54,000 acres, while also proposing measures to limit...

June 15, 2022

House passes the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

The U.S. House of Representatives adopted legislation aimed at ensuring the future of U.S. fish and wildlife conservation funding in a Tuesday evening bipartisan vote. In a press release commending...

June 15, 2022

Climate change drives new proposed rule for experimental populations

The U.S. Department of the Interior is proposing a new Endangered Species Act rule that would permit the introduction of experimental populations of listed species beyond their historical range. The...

June 13, 2022

USFWS to review ESA protections for several species

In a recent flurry of Endangered Species Act species-specific updates, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it is reviewing the listing status of several species, including the wolverine, the...

June 2, 2022

Neotropical migrant projects receive $21M in grants

Through the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act, 28 conservation projects in 18 countries across the Americas will receive $21 million in federal grants and matching funds, the U.S. Fish and...


June 1, 2022

TWS releases new and improved policy toolkit

The Wildlife Society’s Conservation Affairs Network has an updated resource to help its members advocate for policies that support the work of the wildlife profession. TWS’ Government Affairs Program released...

May 26, 2022

TWS supports ITEK in federal policymaking

Guided by the Native Peoples’ Wildlife Management Working Group, The Wildlife Society recently provided suggestions to implement Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge in U.S. federal policy making. Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge...

May 24, 2022

TWS advocates for robust USDA appropriations in FY 2023

The Wildlife Society is requesting that Congress provide robust funding in Fiscal Year 2023 for U.S. Department of Agriculture programs that support wildlife professionals and their work. The House and...