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Former TWS President to Lead USGS Cooperative Research Units

John Organ, former president of The Wildlife Society (TWS), has been appointed director of the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units. In his new position, slated to begin August 25, Organ will [...]

Wildlife News Roundup (July 12-18, 2014)

The following clips reflect recent wildlife-related news coverage in the media. The Wildlife Society does not independently verify any statements or assertions in these articles. The statements expressed are those of the authors and do not [...]

Wildlife News Roundup (July 5-11, 2014)

The following clips reflect recent wildlife-related news coverage in the media. The Wildlife Society does not independently verify any statements or assertions in these articles. The statements expressed are those of the authors and do not [...]

Wildlife News Roundup (June 28-July 4, 2014)

The following clips reflect recent wildlife-related news coverage in the media. The Wildlife Society does not independently verify any statements or assertions in these articles. The statements expressed are those of the authors and do not [...]

Keeping Cattle Tick Fever at Bay

During a recent horseback patrol along the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) employees known as Tick Riders discovered cattle fever ticks (CFTs) on four white-tailed does that had been harvested on private property in [...]

Wildlife News Roundup (June 21-27, 2014)

The following clips reflect recent wildlife-related news coverage in the media. The Wildlife Society does not independently verify any statements or assertions in these articles. The statements expressed are those of the authors and do not [...]

Wildlife News Roundup (June 14-20, 2014)

The following clips reflect recent wildlife-related news coverage in the media. The Wildlife Society does not independently verify any statements or assertions in these articles. The statements expressed are those of the authors and do not [...]

Poachers Kill Kenya’s Iconic ‘Tusker’

One of the world’s largest — and one of Kenya’s most famous — elephant bulls died recently in an attack by poachers. At about 45 years old, the elephant, named Satao, was famed for being one [...]

Small Badger Culls May Spread Bovine TB

In an effort to stop the spread of tuberculosis in cattle throughout the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) devised a new strategy in 2012 that would cull disease-carrying badgers on [...]

A Win-Win on Agricultural Lands

The 2014 Farm Bill reduces conservation program spending by $6 billion — the first decrease in conservation funding by a Farm Bill since the inclusion of conservation incentives in 1985. These funding cuts will impact habitat [...]