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March | 2012 | The Wildlife Society News

March, 2012

Should Zoos Try to Save the Polar Bear?

A recent Washington Post article outlines controversy over how zoos propose to ramp up captive breeding programs for polar bears by importing new genetic stock, raising questions about whether such efforts can succeed in preserving the [...]

Funding for Native American Tribes

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced yesterday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will distribute more than $4.2 million in Tribal Wildlife Grants to 23 Native American Tribes. The grants will help fund a [...]

TWS Testifies at Congressional Public Witness Day

The U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies held public witness days on March 21st and 22nd. Over 40 different organizations, including TWS, came before two members of the subcommittee, Rep. Steven LaTourette [...]

Blatant Promotional Plug for TWS Social Networking Sites

Okay, I am not going to deny that this is a blatant promotional plug for The Wildlife Society social networking sites. What will happen first? Will The Wildlife Society Facebook Page reach 7,000 likes? Will The [...]

Coyotes Heart NY

Researchers report in the newly released spring issue of The Wildlife Professional that coyotes have made their way into the heart of Manhattan—and they’re quite content to stay (read the full article here). This is big [...]

Over 50,000 Stink Bugs and Counting

The Washington Post recently ran a front page story on stink bugs that featured TWS Member Doug Inkley.  Doug, a senior scientist for the National Wildlife Federation has kept count of the more than 50,000 stink [...]

Wyoming Tribe Permitted to “Take” Bald Eagles

Following a lawsuit filed last year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) granted the Northern Arapaho Tribe in Wyoming a permit, earlier this month, to “take” two bald eagles. The Arapaho’s basis for the lawsuit [...]

Wisconsin Assembly and Senate Approve Wolf Hunting

The Wisconsin State Assembly approved a Senate Bill 411 on Wednesday March, 14 that would allow for the hunting and trapping of wolves. This quickly followed the state Senate’s passing of the bill on March 6th [...]

Arizona Student Techniques Workshop

The Arizona Chapter of The Wildlife Society is pleased to announce that the upcoming Wildlife Techniques Workshop is now two 1-day workshops that can host up to 120 students and young professionals! Workshops will be held [...]

Teaming With Wildlife Fly-In

The Teaming With Wildlife coalition, consisting of more than 6,300 organizations including TWS, took to the halls of Congress for its annual “Fly-In” this week to secure support for the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants program [...]