September, 2011

HSUS Wants to Save Money By Cutting Animal Control?

HSUS’ Wayne Pacelle says we can save a bundle of government money by being kinder to animals and cutting funding for control of feral horses and burros, swine, and other destructive invasive species. Really? In actuality, such cuts [...]

Final Position Statement Released: Animal Rights Philosophy and Wildlife Conservation

The Wildlife Society released its final position statement on Animal Rights Philosophy and Wildlife Conservation. The position statement outlines the core beliefs of the animal rights philosophy and provides comments countering these tenets where they conflict [...]

National Wildlife Refuge Week!

October 9th through the 15th is National Wildlife Refuge Week and the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS) wants you to come out and celebrate!  This annual event, started in 1996, aims to raise public awareness and [...]

Transactions of the Northeast Section of The Wildlife Society Archives Now Online

The Northeast Section of The Wildlife Society and the Pennsylvania State University are pleased to announce that the full archive of Transactions of the Northeast Section of The Wildlife Society and Northeast Wildlife are now available [...]

NPR Highlights Maryland Environmental Literacy

On September 15th NPR’s Morning Edition did a story on Maryland’s new environmental literacy program in public schools, highlighting both the challenges that the new requirements pose and their potential benefits. Listen to the report here [...]

Application Deadline Reminder for SPDWG

Just a reminder for students who plan to apply for a travel grant from the Student Professional Development Working Group (SPDWG) of The Wildlife Society (TWS), the application deadline is October 15, 2011. The students chosen [...]

2011 Cookingham Scholarship Awarded to Lauren Cruz

The New Jersey Chapter of The Wildlife Society announced the award of the Russell A. Cookingham Scholarship to Bayville resident Lauren Cruz, a third year student at the University of Delaware. Lauren was selected from a [...]

Florida’s Invasive Species Problem Is The World’s Worst

A study from the University of Florida indicates that the state of Florida represents one of the world’s worst invasive species problems, much of it due to exotic pets being released into its ecosystems. Since 1863, 137 [...]

US Fish and Wildlife Service Stamping out Extinction

  On Tuesday, 20 September 2011, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) unveiled a new postal stamp aimed at conserving six species of internationally adored megafauna.  The “Save Vanishing Species” stamp costs 55 cents—11 cents more [...]

The Wildlife Society Annual Conference Workshops

There is still time to sign-up for a workshop. All the workshops are taking place on Saturday, November 5. If you already registered for the conference and would like to add a Workshop, please contact TWS [...]