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May, 2012

White-Nose Syndrome Spreads to Gray Bats

White-nose syndrome (WNS), a disease that is spreading rampantly through bat colonies across the United States, has now reached the endangered gray bat (Myotis grisescens) according to Reuters. Government scientists fear that the disease could have [...]

Talking Sense About Free-roaming and Feral Cats

Others are finally talking sense about free-roaming and feral cats. Our commonsense  message is beginning to get through. [...]

Wildlife Students…Stop Procrastinating!

The clock is ticking. June 1 marks the deadline for the Student Research in Progress Poster deadline. And June 30 marks the deadline for the Student Travel Grant ($500) deadline and Student Chapter of the Year [...]

Thoughts from a Departing Intern

In the five months I’ve spent interning with The Wildlife Society – Government Affairs team, I have grown leaps and bounds professionally and personally. Be it in tuning my writing for TWS publications or attaining the [...]

New Tool Available

Yale and University of Colorado Boulder researchers recently launched the demo version interactive global species distribution map. You can type in the common or scientific name of a species and see its range around the world, [...]

Student Chapter Attends Festival

Recently, the Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society of the State University of New York at Cobleskill sent six students and their advisor to Kearney, Nebraska for the great sandhill crane festival and bluebird festival. The [...]

TWS’ 1st HBCU Student Chapter – Alabama A&M University

Alabama A&M University, located in Huntsville, was recently approved to charter a student chapter of The Wildlife Society. The University has had a minor in Wildlife Biology for nearly 7 years. Fourteen student members, half undergraduates [...]

Close encounters of the bat kind

Working in a bustling metropolis like Washington, DC leaves relatively few opportunities to see some of the world’s rarest and most fascinating creatures. But on Wednesday, May 16th the U.S. Department of Agriculture hosted a diverse [...]

What is Missing? – An Interactive Display of Species Decline

  How intimately are humans’ actions changing the Earth’s flora and fauna? In an effort to answer this question, artist Maya Lin has produced the What is Missing? Foundation. The mission of the foundation is “to [...]

TWS Bikes To Work—Do You?

National Bike to Work Day is upon us and two TWS employees made the trek! The 36 mile roundtrip ride took Maggie Thomas and Will Roberts from Capitol Hill in downtown Washington, DC to the TWS [...]