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January, 2010

January Issue of The Wildlifer

The January issue of The Wildlifer was recently posted.  This issue features a President’s Podium from TWS President Bruce Leopold, updates on wildlife policy, info on the TWS Leadership Institute, news from TWS headquarters, and other [...]

And the Oscar Goes to…..Aldo Leopold?!?

The Guardian describes China’s chic approach to make wildlife conservation more appealing. The lavish ceremony, complete with Chinese celebrities, prizes and Oscar-style glitz, was held again this year to honor wildlife heroes by escalating them to [...]

‘Thrill Killing’ Poachers Pose Threat to Wildlife

I came across an article on “thrill killing” in USA TODAY and I was very disturbed by it.  USA TODAY reports that youths age 14-23 gather in groups and do random killing of wildlife.  Poachers run [...]

Biologist Talks About Urban Coyotes in Northeast Ohio

Biologist talks about urban coyotes in Northeast Ohio [...]

Record Number of Manatees Counted

A record number of manatees has been recorded in the annual Florida survey of these endangered marine mammals. The 5,062 figure is the highest number recorded since the survey began nearly two decades ago.  The recent [...]

Colorado Ranchers Use Camels to Fight Invasive Plants

A recent report  in the High Country News describes efforts by Colorado ranchers to reduce numbers of invasive plants, such as Tamarisk, by renting camels to forage upon them.  Tamarisk, introduced from Eurasia in the 1800s, is very [...]

Auction: 2010 Wyoming Game & Fish Commissioner’s License

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: February 6th, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Convention Center Ballroom,   Reno-Sparks Convention Center and Silver Legacy Resort Courtesy of Wyoming Game & Fish Commissioner Dr. Fred Lindzey, to assist the mission and [...]

The Wildlife Society Western Section Annual Meeting

I will be attending The Wildlife Society Western Section Annual Meeting taking place January 27-29 at the Visalia Convention Center in Visalia, California.  The Conference Theme this year is “Fostering Resilient Wildlife Populations”. Concurrent sessions will [...]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Plans to Put Stranglehold on Some Imported Snakes

The New York Daily News reports that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to ban the importation of a nine species of constrictor snakes imported from other countries. This is good news as these invasive [...]

Report Says Drilling Threatens Colorado Wildlife

The leasing of public land for oil and gas drilling on large tracts of wildlife-rich northwest Colorado is a growing threat to the state’s heritage and an important part of the economy, the Colorado Wildlife Federation [...]