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July | 2012 | The Wildlife Society News

July, 2012

News Update: Backlash to Canadian Budget Cuts Continues

Earlier this month, TWS wrote about the multiple protests around Canada in response to the recently passed Appropriations bill that cuts funding for scientific research throughout that country. Now, more than 2,900 people worldwide have signed [...]

TWS Update: Senate Committee Passes Group of Conservation Bills

On July 25, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved several wildlife bills including the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Reauthorization Act, which TWS and partners had urged the committee to pass last fall, and [...]

From Challenge to Hope

In March 2012, the ministers of five African nations met in Nairobi to officially launch what may be a model for the future survival of African wildlife. Their ceremony marked the opening of the new Kavango [...]

Interior Secretary Supports Delisting Grizzly Bears in Yellowstone

Last week, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar expressed support for removing Greater Yellowstone Area (GYA) grizzly bears (Ursus arctos horribilis) from the Endangered Species List. This came in response to a letter from Wyoming Governor Matt Mead [...]

Proposed Refuge Hunting and Fishing Regulations Open for Comment

On July 11, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) published its 2012-2013 Refuge-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations. The proposed rule affects hunting and fishing regulations at 19 wildlife refuges throughout the country. At 16 [...]

Challenges of Ecotourism: Philippine tarsier example

With its bat-like ears and disproportionately large eyes, the 5 inch Philippine tarsier is a huge attraction in the Philippines for tourists who try to get as close as possible to observe, touch, and photograph this [...]

Wildlife Programs Face Uncertainty in Farm Bill

On July 12, the House Agriculture Committee released its version of the 2012 Farm Bill and voted to send the $960 billion legislation to the House floor for debate. The bill would cut conservation programs by [...]

President’s Podium

Media Coverage for Wildlife So far, I have used my President’s Podium to discuss the day-to-day activities of TWS and to elaborate on my agenda for the Society — focusing on habitat and international wildlife management. [...]

Election Results

Rick Baydack, Professor, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources, has been elected Vice President of The Wildlife Society. After serving one year as Vice President, Rick will serve one year as President-Elect, and [...]

2013 Membership Dues Increase

By now all TWS members should have received an email or hardcopy letter from President Paul Krausman explaining that TWS will be requesting that the membership approve a dues increase for 2013. You will soon be [...]