Tag: translocation

tws publications
November 29, 2022

TWS2022: Many translocated crocs return to capture location

When translocated short distances, many crocodiles waste no time returning to the areas where people perceived them as problems in the first place. “Pretty much right away, were like ‘I’ve...

October 20, 2022

Turtles survive oil spills better after rehabilitation

When the Enbridge pipeline burst into a Michigan creek in 2010, Josh Otten was ready to help with the cleanup, especially since he knew wildlife was being affected. “I was...

May 16, 2022

Watch: Bison reintroduced to Osage Nation land

The Bronx Zoo has translocated six bison to the Osage Nation in an effort to bolster the herd in part of Oklahoma. The animals will join a herd comprising of...

May 12, 2022

WSB: Age and sex affect survival of translocated grouse

Two decades of Gunnison sage-grouse translocation have revealed that when it comes to survival, you can’t teach an old grouse new tricks. Tony Apa has been involved with boosting Gunnison...

April 21, 2022

Specific reintroduction factors lead to Chiricahua leopard frog success

By the 1980s, more than 80% of populations of Chiricahua leopard frogs in Arizona and New Mexico had disappeared. The amphibians faced habitat loss, predation by invasive fish like bass...

December 17, 2021

Watch: Translocation effort returns swift foxes to reservation

The swift fox (Vulpes velox) disappeared from the landscape of the Fort Belknap Indian Community in Montana over 50 years ago, due largely to poisoning as part of a coyote...

November 1, 2021

TWS2021: Translocated nuisance coyotes have low survival

Coyotes have woven their way into the ecological fabric of urban life in many North American cities, but they can also cause conflicts with people. “Their intelligence and adaptability makes...

August 5, 2021

Decades-old sea otter translocations prove successful

Sea otters translocated to new parts of the Pacific half a century ago have mostly burgeoned into healthy, sustaining populations despite having a nearly 90% death rate in some areas...

May 17, 2021

Successful translocations produce intended ecological results

Translocations have overwhelmingly produced the types of results that wildlife managers intended, according to a new review. Whether it’s bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) being shifted back into montane ecological niches...

May 12, 2021

Ted Turner’s N.M. ranch welcomes Mexican wolf pack

Ted Turner’s Ladder Ranch in New Mexico will host a translocated pack of Mexican gray wolves. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with the ranch as it searches...