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August, 2012

Unanswered Questions from Scientists at Jackpine Oilsands Mine

The proposed expansion of Shell’s Jackpine Oilsands mine north of Fort McMurray, Alberta is scheduled for an October 29 joint federal-provincial environmental hearing. The mine expansion would translate to a 100,000 barrel per day increase in [...]

Symposia at The Wildlife Society Annual Conference

  The program committee has selected a diverse selection of symposia for The Wildlife Society Annual Conference.  For complete information visit the program planner.   Linking Animal and Conservation Ethics: A Challenge in Conservation Organizers: Michael [...]

Energy Company Requests Endangered Species Act Permit for West Virginia Bat Losses

An energy company has applied to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for an incidental take permit for endangered bat losses near the company’s wind energy project in West Virginia. Beech Ridge Energy, which operates 67 [...]

News Update: BLM Sage Grouse Management Ruffles Feathers

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) made two announcements this week that affect greater sage grouse in Northwest Colorado. First, BLM announced an amended Resource Management Plan (RMP) for The White River Field Office to guide [...]

European Wildlife Network Blends Wildlife Science with Social Media

The European Wildlife Network (EWN), a new social media website dedicated to wildlife management, launched this week to provide wildlife professionals an online forum to share and discuss information. An initiative of the Swedish Environmental Protection [...]

Dry, Hot Summer Impacts Wildlife, Policy, and Public Opinion

This summer’s drought, which has taken a toll on wildlife and agriculture, has also led to further disagreements in Congress and is impacting how Americans view climate change. The United States is experiencing the worst drought [...]

Comment Opportunity: Proposed Critical Habitat for Jaguars in Southwest U.S.

August 20, The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) proposed designating critical habitat for the endangered jaguar.  Twice, the USFWS had previously declined  to  designate critical habitat, but was challenged in court both times by The [...]

TWS Update: Dr. Winifred Kessler Appointed Member of Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council

The Wildlife Society’s President Elect, Winifred Kessler, has been appointed to serve on the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council for a three-year term.  TWS nominated Dr. Kessler for the council [...]

Dr. Michael Hutchins Steps Down as Executive Director/CEO

After seven years of dedicated service to The Wildlife Society, Dr. Michael Hutchins has stepped down as the ED/CEO of TWS. He is preparing a letter to the membership, which will be distributed soon. Dr. Hutchins [...]

TWS Celebrates its 75th Anniversary

As part of our 75th Anniversary celebration, each issue of The Wildlifer features articles on the history of the Society by John F. Organ, Chair, TWS History Committee. The Wildlife Society Membership From its inception TWS [...]