November, 2012

President’s Podium

I’ll begin by thanking TWS members for entrusting me to serve as the Society’s president for the year ahead. This is a deep personal honor for me, and the crowning highlight of what has been an [...]

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. The highest honor bestowed by The Wildlife Society is the Aldo Leopold Memorial Award. The Award was [...]

Annual Conference News

Annual Conference Audio Capture Did you attend the Annual Conference in Portland, but missed a session you wanted to hear? Did you not get a chance to come to Portland but would like to check out [...]

News from Headquarters

Human Dimensions Textbook The 2nd edition of the Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management is now available for purchase. Updated and revised, this classic work is a must-read for every student of wildlife management and every professional [...]

Policy News

Federal Departments Urged to Fund White-nose Syndrome Efforts TWS and partners wrote to the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture to encourage them to continue funding the research and management of White-nose Syndrome (WNS).  TWS reminded [...]

Related Wildlife News

Smithsonian-Mason Semester in Conservation Studies The Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation is offering two 16-credit programs for undergraduates committed to the study of conservation. Each semester-long program, Applied Conservation Strategies and Ecology for Effective Conservation Practices, offers [...]

Meetings of Interest

2012 Pronghorn Workshop The 2012 Pronghorn Workshop is hosted by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and is scheduled for December 10-13, 2012. The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort on [...]

News Update: Experimental Lakes to be sold to Private Buyer

On Friday, November 9, the Coalition to Save the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) announced that they are expecting that the Canadian government will soon transfer the ownership of the ELA, a Canadian freshwater research facility, to [...]

Wildlife News Roundup (November 10-16, 2012)

Illegal Animal-Meat Ring Netted $10,000 Per Trip (Orlando Sentinel) Wildlife officials shut down a massive animal-poaching ring involving 21 people accused of illegally buying animals in Florida and shipping the meat to other states. The animals [...]

State Department Addresses Wildlife Trafficking

The State Department convened a meeting of diplomats and conservationists on November 8th to address the issue of global wildlife trafficking. International illicit trade in wildlife products including ivory, rhino horn, and turtle shell is estimated [...]