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December | 2012 | The Wildlife Society News

December, 2012

Wildlife News Roundup (December 15-21, 2012)

US Will Let Otters Roam Along Southern California Coastline (Los Angeles Times) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided to allow sea otters to roam freely down the Southern California coastline, abandoning its program to [...]

Wildlife-Related Recreation Gains Popularity

It appears that more people are venturing into the great outdoors to hunt, fish, and observe wildlife, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s final national report on the 2011 Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and [...]

Calling All Members: 2013 Teaming With Wildlife Fly-In Registration

  Registration is open for the for the 2013 annual Teaming With Wildlife (TWW) Fly-In event, which is the coalition’s premier event to educate members of Congress about the importance of the State and Tribal Wildlife [...]

NPS Proposes Restricted Hunting in Alaska Preserves

The National Park Service (NPS) hopes to exempt three national preserves from a change in hunting regulations by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and prohibit hunters from taking grizzly bears over bait in the [...]

House Subcommittee Hearing Addresses Legislation to Limit Trade in Large Constrictor Snakes

November 29, 2012 the House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Ocean, and Insular Affairs heard expert testimony relating to H.R. 501 which would list nine species of constrictor snakes as injurious under the [...]

Comment Period: Refuge System’s draft Communications Strategic Plan

The National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS) has released a draft Communications Strategic Plan online for public comment. The purpose of the plan is to increase visitation and awareness of the Refuge System and ultimately fostering the [...]

Leading the way in Wildlife Education

In November 2012, I traveled to Bangalore, India, because I was asked to chair a committee to evaluate the master’s degree program in wildlife at the National Center of Biological Sciences (NCBS). The other committee members [...]

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. When the idea that ultimately led to the formation of The Wildlife Society was conceived in 1935, [...]

Annual Conference News

2013 Annual Conference Call for Proposals Call for Proposals: Workshops, Symposia, Panel Discussions, Breakfast Roundtables, and Special Poster Sessions Deadline is January 18, 2013. See complete information. [...]

News from Headquarters

TWS Website As some of you may have noticed, The Wildlife Society website recently experienced technical difficulties, making access difficult or impossible. We believe our technical providers have resolved all the problems. To access the website, [...]