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January, 2012

Lone Gray Wolf Roams Northern California

On December 28, 2011, a single gray wolf (Canis lupus) crossed into California over the southern Oregon border. The wolf, designated as OR7, is a 2 ½ year old male that has traveled down from northeast [...]

Burmese Pythons Devastating the Everglades

Jan. 17, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has finalized a rule banning the transport of 4 python species across state lines. The Burmese Python, Yellow Anaconda, Northern and Southern African Python have been deemed as [...]

Can hunting endangered animals save the species?

A 60 Minutes feature story on Sunday night looked at big game hunting ranges in Texas. Ranchers claim that high prices for a chance to hunt these exotic animals raise the money needed to maintain the [...]

TWS accepting applications for 2012 Leadership Institute

The Wildlife Society (TWS) is currently accepting applications for its Leadership Institute. The Institute’s goal is to facilitate development of new leaders within TWS and the wildlife profession. The Institute will recruit 10-15 promising early-career professionals [...]

Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area

As of Wednesday, January 18, 2012, Florida is officially home to the Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area. In accordance with President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors initiative, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar accepted [...]

Questions Regarding Renewable Energy Capture and its Effects on Wildlife

Environmentalists and green energy advocates frequently praise the development of renewable energy sources, most notably wind and solar farms. These operations are often perceived as benign installations on a seemingly unused rural locale, such as deserts [...]

Hedwig, Soaring Through a Town Near You!

If you think you’ve seen Hedwig, Harry Potter’s faithful companion and pet Snowy Owl, soaring across the sky in the last few weeks, you may be right. Reports of Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) sightings are popping [...]

HWCC’s “Transforming Conflict” Training Scholarships Available for East Africans

The Human-Wildlife Conflict Collaboration (HWCC) and Columbus Zoo and Aquarium are offering three training scholarships to East Africans (Ugandan, Kenyan, and Tanzanian professionals) working in wildlife conservation in African institutions. These scholarships cover registration, lodging, meals, [...]

NEAFWA Student Colloquium & Call for Papers

The NEAFWA Student Colloquium is being held April 14-15, 2012 in Charleston, WV. It will take place immediately before the 2012 NEAFWA meeting (April 15-17, 2012) and is being hosted by the WVU Student Chapters of [...]

Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immoblization Courses

Global Wildlife Resources is offering two 3-day wildlife handling courses (January 31-February 2, 2012 in Belgrade, MT and May 8-10, 2012 in Ishpeming, MI). The courses are open to both wildlife professionals and students and will [...]