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February | 2012 | The Wildlife Society News

February, 2012

The Spotting Scope: Yellowstone’s Newest Wildlife Publication

Yellowstone National Park, and the surrounding area, has some of the heaviest environmental tourism in the United States, with an average of 3 million visitors a year. Visitors come for the geysers, the vistas, and most [...]

Undergraduate Research Experience

During the summer after my junior year at the University of Maryland, I interned at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, Maryland.  This internship was funded by National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates [...]

Citizen Scientists

The idea behind citizen science is that every day people can help the scientific community track phenological events.  Phenology, or the study of biological phenomena and their relationship to climate, has become increasingly important as the [...]

Domestic and wild cats share outdoor space and diseases

Preliminary results of a new study found that wild cats, such as pumas and bobcats, and outdoor domesticated cats can share the same diseases if they are also sharing the same outdoor urban areas. All three [...]

Animal trapping remains hot topic in Montana

TWS President Paul Krausman is interviewed in this two-part series about trapping, from KAJ18 in Missoula. Original article and videos here. [...]

Lead poisoning taking deadly toll on wildlife

Last month, a female bald eagle was admitted to the Wildlife Center of Virginia after being found flightless on the side of the road in Prince William County, Maryland. The bird died just a few days [...]

The Parks for All

I recently came across this article, “Channeling the Buffalo Soldiers at Yosemite”, by the National Parks Conservation Advocates (NPCA).  It discusses the lack of  minorities, specifically African American, participating in the National Parks experience, both as [...]

International Wildlife Management Congress Call for Proposals

The IV International Wildlife Management Congress is taking place July 9-12 in Durban, South Africa.  The theme of the IWMC is Cooperative Wildlife Management across Borders: Learning in the Face of Change. Sub-themes include: Human dimensions [...]

The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition – An Adventure with a Cause

Florida’s Everglades Ecosystem has been making headlines lately with a one of a kind new wildlife refuge, a landmark rule against snake importation and trade, and sobering research recently published that shows just how devastating large [...]