Month: January 2012

Arizona Game and Fish Commission Considers Releasing More Lobos

January 14, 2012

F837’s litter-mates were released into the wild in 2006 and 2008 The Arizona Game and Fish Commission voted yesterday to amend its previous policy that opposed any new releases of captive Mexican wolves into eastern Arizona. By changing their policy, the Commission will consider releasing wolves on a case by case basis to compensate for…

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The Debate Surrounding MT’s Controversial Wolf Hunt Continues

January 13, 2012

The debate surrounding the plan to extend MT’s wolf hunt into April got picked up by MT’s NBC station. Kudos to National WolfWatcher Coalition‘s Marc Cooke for giving wolves a voice! To Watch the video, please click here.

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Lack of Snow Has Yellowstone Wolf Pack On The Move

January 12, 2012

When wolves were first reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park 17 years ago today, the landscape was a whole lot snowier! Visitors to the Park are having a hard time believing that it’s January. It’s been a strange dry winter and the visitors aren’t the only ones who are noticing. Scientists believe the lack of snowfall…

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On This Day Over A Century Ago, The “Father of Wildlife Management” Was Born

January 11, 2012

Mexican gray wolf M805 “We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. I realized then, and have known ever since, that there was something new to me in those eyes – something known only to her and to the mountain.”~ Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac…

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Plan to Extend Montana’s Wolf Hunt Raises Hackles

January 10, 2012

Ambassador Wolf Zephyr (born April 4, 2011) at 8 weeks old The wolf hunts in Montana have been controversial from the start. A hunt would not have been possible until Congress passed a 2011 budget rider (Sec. 1713) last spring that removed Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections from wolves in that state. No longer endangered,…

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Kids Speaking Up for the Endangered Species Act!

January 9, 2012

Woodmere Middle School’s Class 7A Supports the Endangered Species Act! from Diane Bentivegna on Vimeo. They did it again! The great kids from Long Island’s Woodmere Middle School just completed a fantastic short film as a part of science unit, this time focusing on the importance of the Endangered Species Act and the amazing species…

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Many Concerned About Wyoming’s Proposed Wolf Plan

January 6, 2012

As we began 2011, wolves of the Northern Rockies were listed as endangered. Just a few months later everything changed for this special population of predators. Last Spring Congress passed a 2011 budget rider (Sec. 1713) that removed Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections from wolves of the Northern Rockies. Wolves in Idaho, Montana, eastern Washington,…

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New York City, Here We Come!

January 6, 2012

Time to wake up sleepy-head 🙂

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An Exciting Holiday Treat For An Ely, Minn Resident!

January 5, 2012

On Christmas Day, a lucky lady from Ely, Minnesota bumped into some unexpected guests while on a ride. Thankfully, she had her video camera running so now it’s our lucky day too! Notice the behavior of the small pack. While curious, they stay a safe distance away from the rider and her horse.

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The Southwest Environmental Center Wants Captive Lobos Released into New Mexico

January 4, 2012

This is Mexican Gray wolf F837. Her sisters, F838 and F836, were released into their ancestral home in the wilds of Arizona. The Southwest Environmental Center‘s online petition urges U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and New Mexico Senators Udall and Bingaman to release other captive lobos into their rightful place in the wild, but directly…

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