April, 2012

AZA Members Support Wildlife Professionals and HWCC

African elephant at a game fence. Copyright Tim Lewthwaite. The Human-Wildlife Conflict Collaboration is one of conservation’s more unique organizations. Born of the realization that ‘human-wildlife conflict is as much a conflict between humans and wildlife, [...]

2012 Farm Bill Makes Its Way Through House and Senate Ag Committees

The 2012 Farm Bill is a hot topic in both the House and Senate as this year’s bill, if passed, will renew funding for a plethora of agriculture and conservation programs for another five years. Throughout [...]

Agencies, Non-profits Partnering to Curb Bird Deaths from Mine Markers

In late 2011, a law change in Nevada made it legal for any citizen to remove hollow PVC pipes used as mining claim markers on public land. The change came in response to an astonishing number [...]

Native Students Professional Development Program

As a scientific organization for professionals who manage and conserve wildlife and habitats, The Wildlife Society is increasingly concerned about the lack of ethnic and cultural diversity within the profession. Diversity is essential if the profession [...]

The Wildlife Society Annual Conference Preliminary Program

Preliminary Program Plenary After 75 Years of Progress TWS Continues to Lead Second General Session One Health, Ecology, and Conservation: Why Wildlife Diseases Matter, sponsored by the American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians Workshops Tables (pre-registration required) [...]

Top 5 U.S. Invasive Species Identified

See this new video from USDA APHIS Wildlife Services on the top five U.S. invasive species and the many ecological, conservation,economic and health problems they are causing.  Many other species were left off this list including feral domestic [...]

Native American Fish and Wildlife Society to Hold Annual Conference

The Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS), an organization that represents fish and wildlife managers on tribal lands, will hold their annual conference from May 1-3 in Cherokee, North Carolina. TWS members are encouraged to [...]

Best Friends Animal Society Pressures the Florida Department of Health to Change Policy on Feral Cats

Best Friends Animal Society, like their partner Alley Cat Allies,  is putting extreme political pressure on Loews Hotels, Orlando to revise their recent decision to remove feral cats from their premises.  The rationale for the decision was apparently a [...]

When Famous People Behave Badly: Ted Nugent Cited and Fined for Illegal Hunting

Former rock star Ted Nugent has pleaded gulity to illegally killing and transporting a black bear on a hunting expedition in Southeast Alaska.  The six-day hunt was filmed for his Outdoor Channel television show, “Spirit of the Wild.”  [...]

Tennesee Passes Anti-Evolution Bill

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) reports the following in their current policy alert: Tennessee Passes Anti-Evolution Bill. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) allowed HB 368 to become state law last week, opting neither [...]