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September | 2012 | The Wildlife Society News

September, 2012

Wildlife News Roundup (September 22-28, 2012)

UN Recognizes Wildlife Crime as Threat (Empowered News)  Poaching and the illicit trafficking of wildlife products were raised on the floor of the United Nations General Assembly for the first time Monday, during discussions on strengthening [...]

Senate Subcommittee Releases Draft Interior Appropriations Bill

The  Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on September 25 released draft text of legislation funding the Department of the Interior, including the Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), [...]

Conservationists Oppose Montana Timber Harvest Plan

Several conservation organizations recently announced their intent to legally challenge federal approval of a timber harvest and road development plan in Montana. In a notice of intent letter addressed to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken [...]

TWS Update: Continuing Resolution includes a boost for Wildfire Management Budget

When the Senate passed a continuing resolution September 22 to fund government operations until March 2013, it included an $800 million addition for the wildfire suppression budget. TWS and partners asked Congress and the Secretary of [...]

Wildlife News Roundup (September 15-21, 2012)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Adds 23 Oahu Species to Hawaii’s Endangered List (Hawaii Magazine)   The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that 20 plant species and three Hawaiian damselfly species found on Oahu will [...]

Canadian Environment Minister Wants to Reform the Species At Risk Act

Late last week, Canadian Environment Minister Peter Kent announced that he wants to begin reforming the Species At Risk Act to make it more efficient.  Among the possible changes, Kent believes the legislation can become more [...]

Man-made Cave Hoped to Protect Bats from Deadly Fungus

Conservationists at the Nature Conservancy are trying out a new tool to mitigate the effects of white-nose syndrome in bats. In Tennessee the Conservancy has just completed construction of an artificial cave that is designed to [...]

TWS Action Alert: Ask Your Senators to Support Refuges!

Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Jeff Sessions (R-AL), and Ben Cardin (D-MD) have introduced a resolution to designate October 14-20, 2012, as “National Wildlife Refuge Week” but we need your help to ensure the Senate passes it [...]

President’s Podium

We all have heroes or heroines, and can point to something they did or said that was influential in making us think a bit differently. Your hero or heroine may be a pioneering conservationist like George [...]

TWS Celebrates its 75th Annniversary

As part of our 75th Anniversary celebration, each issue of The Wildlifer features articles on the history of the Society. Terry King was the president of the Society of Wildlife Specialists, the group that formed in 1936 [...]