TWS Wildlife Professional Summer 2012 Invasive Species
The summer 2012 issue of The Wildlife Professional is now available to members. It's published by The Wildlife Society (TWS) who are opposed to Trap Neuter Return and freeroaming cats. The special package or focus this time* is Invasive Species impact and management which TWS and its Invasive Species Working Group planned last fall and announced to member groups in their spring 2012 News from Headquarters. Also included are articles on international wildlife conservation. On May 17 I mentioned the upcoming International Wildlife Management Conference.
Several days ago TWS launched a new website for The Wildlife Professional -- http://news.wildlife.org. Access was sporadic and content still being added. Some of the Invasive Species articles are "open access." The Point/Counterpoint features
Mark Davis, DeWitt Wallace Professor of Biology at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. Some of you will recall the online flurry of news and blogs regarding the June 2011 article in Nature, Don't Judge Species on their Origins. The other perspective is from Daniel Simberloff, Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Science at University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Reframing the Concept of Invasives - Mark Davis
There's Nothing Benign about Invasives Daniel Simberloff
Last fall TWS met with Mike Ielmini, USFS National Invasive Species Program Coordinator, who helped with the package. He was formerly the director of the Invasive Species Program for the USFWS National Wildlife Refuges. I previously saved the new USFS Invasive Species Policy created in June 2011. More on that another time.
Included in The Wildlife Professional Summer 2012 under Tools and Technology is A Day in the Life of a Traveling Feline by Kerrie Anne Loyd and Sonia Hernandez et al which continues the promotion of The Kitty Cam Research Project previously posted on this blog.
* I shared The Wildlife Society's propaganda package on freeroaming cats in the spring 2011 issue of Wildlife Professional with leading cat advocates on March 12, 2011.