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June, 2009

Conservation as a “Beauty Contest”

Yesterday’s Washington Post carried a front page story by David Fahrenthold with the provocative title: “Saving species no longer a beauty contest: Homely creatures receiving more help.”  The author claims that “The furry, the feathered, the [...]

Its Not Too Late…

There is still time to register to exhibit at The Wildlife Society Annual Conference.  This year’s conference is taking place in Monterey, California September 20-24. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference provides you with the opportunity to [...]

White-Nose Syndrome Resources

Resources on White-Nose Syndrome: To see the joint oversight hearing on “White-Nose Syndrome: What’s Killing Bats in the Northeast?” held June 4th by The House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, [...]

Cancer Affects Wildlife and Humans

A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society and reported  in The Guardian suggests that not only humans are threatened by cancer; wildlife can be affected too.  There has been increasing interest in the new field of [...]

New U.S. Government Report Asserts Climate Change is Real and Affecting Us Now

A new U.S. Government report asserts that the impacts of a changing climate are already being felt across our nation and by our native wildlife, as for example, in shifting migration patterns of butterfies in the [...]

Student Travel Grants

Attention Students and Recent Graduates,   The Wildlife Society is offering a wonderful opportunity to receive travel grants for the TWS Annual Conference taking place in Monterey in September. If you had your poster/presentation/paper accepted by [...]

ESF Team Wins Northeast Section Student Conclave Quiz Bowl

A team from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) took top honors at the annual meeting of The Wildlife Society in Acadia National Park, Maine.  The ESF team beat Penn State in the [...]

Feds, States Join to Safeguard Western Wildlife Corridors

When new electrical transmission lines are built, migratory animals can be disrupted.  Western governors and Cabinet secretaries signed an agreement to work together on protecting wildlife corridors essential to the survival of migratory animals such as [...]

Childcare at TWS Annual Meeting

TWS is proud to announce that on-site childcare will be offered at the Annual Conference taking place in Monterey, California.  Daily childcare will be available  September 20th through September 23rd to children ages 0 to 7 [...]

Aldo Leopold Legacy Center

Last week, while on a visit to Madison, WI, I traveled 45 minutes out of town and visited the Aldo Leopold Legacy Center.  The Legacy Center is a beautiful building built of wood from pine trees [...]