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Mark Hofberg | The Wildlife Society News

Aboriginal Groups, Hunters, Canadian Government Come Together on Polar Bear Hunting

Several aboriginal organizations, local hunters, and territorial and provincial governments in Canada reached a landmark agreement to manage the Southern Hudson Bay polar bear subpopulation. Environment Canada announced the agreement last week which calls for an [...]

Montana to Move Bison to Expand Herds

Montana wildlife officials are planning to move 145 bison (Bison bison) to six different locations across North America in an effort to boost conservation efforts and enhance existing herds. The bison are products of Montana’s successful [...]

Update: AFWA Announces Blue Ribbon Panelists

The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA), which represents state fish and wildlife agencies, recently announced panelists for the Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish and Wildlife Resources. The Blue Ribbon Panel — [...]

Obama Signs Bill Reauthorizing Conservation Stamp

President Barack Obama signed a bill earlier this month reauthorizing the sale of postage stamps that raise money for wildlife conservation. The Save Vanishing Species Stamp was created by the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp [...]

Tribes and First Nations sign “Buffalo Treaty”

Last week, 11 U.S. Indian Tribes and Canadian First Nations signed a treaty that established an intertribal alliance aimed at restoring bison in their territories located throughout the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains. The resolution, which [...]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Considers Delisting Delmarva Fox Squirrel

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently announced its proposal to remove the Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel (Sciurus niger cinereusas), commonly known as the Delmarva fox squirrel, from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened [...]

Senator Proposes Southern Prairie Potholes National Wildlife Refuge

Iowa Senator Tom Harkin proposed legislation this month that would protect some of the most productive wetlands in the United States. The Southern Prairie Potholes National Wildlife Refuge Act (S. 2845) would restore and preserve approximately [...]

Habitat Loss and Invasive Species Threaten Bird Populations, Report Finds

The U.S. Committee of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative recently released the State of the Birds 2014 Report — an extensive review of bird populations in North America including current threats facing species as well [...]

FWS Expands Protection for Canada Lynx

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently announced its decision to expand protection for the Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) under the Endangered Species Act. Originally listed as threatened in 2000 as a 14-state Distinct Population [...]

USDA Approves $328 million in Agricultural Conservation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest $328 million in conservation easements as part of the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) — a new Farm Bill initiative designed help landowners preserve productive farmland, ranchland, wetlands, [...]