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April, 2011

What do Feral Cat and Horse Advocates Have In Common with Birthers?

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson published an interesting opinion piece today about the so called “birther” movement in this country. By birthers I am referring to those who believe that President Obama was not born in this [...]

The NE Conclave…Has Got It Goin’ On!

I’ve never thought too much about small towns in the middle of New York State, until 2 weeks ago.   Tucked in the hills is the town of Cobleskill, NY, home of the Department of Fisheries and [...]

Animal Rights Activists Protest Feral Cat Trapping

Animal rights advocates in Monessen, PA protested to stop the city from trapping feral cats. Noting that they had a growing problem with feral cats, the city recently passed an ordinance that allows free-ranging cats to [...]

New Legislation Concerning TSCA

On 18 April 2011, Senators Jon Tester (D- MT) and John Thune (R- SD) and Representatives Jeff Miller (R-FL) and John Thune (R-SD) introduced new legislation in both the House and Senate to exempt traditional lead-based [...]

Happy Birthday John Muir

Had he the longevity of the redwoods he so admired, John Muir would be 173 years old today. His legacy is apparent in Yosemite National Park, which he lobbied Congress to establish; in the 1.4 million [...]

Disney’s African Cats: Wow!

Last Monday night, I had a chance to see a pre-opening screening of Disney’s new movie African Cats at a theatre in Washington, DC. All I can say is wow! As a wildlife professional and behavioral [...]

Call for Student Research-in-Progress Posters

Deadline: May 25, 2011 The Student Professional Development Working Group invites students to submit Research-in-Progress Posters covering topics in wildlife science, management, conservation, education, or policy. All undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. students are eligible for this [...]

Ecosystem versus Economics: Water Act Modernization

Guest post by Laura Kennedy, Aquatic Biologist, Watershed Watch Salmon Society The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect official policy of The Wildlife Society unless so stated. In 2008, [...]

A Billion Times One

With Earth Day just around the corner, millions of conservationists around the world are gearing up to do their part to protect the planet, one simple act at a time, that will quite simply add up [...]

Feral Hogs Move Into New York

Continuing their sustained march across our continent, feral pigs are now moving into New York. Along with feral cats and horses, these animals are highly destructive to our native wildlife and their habitats and pose a [...]