Month: October 2012

Wild Harmonies Benefit

October 10, 2012

  Later this month, music and wildlife conservation will converge in Santa Fe!  World renowned pianist and founder of the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC), Hélène Grimaud, will make her New Mexico debut on October 23 with a solo concert at the Lensic Performing Arts Center as a part of “Wild Harmonies” – a unique two-day…

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Petition to Relist the Lobo Under the ESA Denied

October 5, 2012

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced today their decision to deny a petition to relist the Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) as a separate subspecies of gray wolf (Canis lupus) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). WildEarth Guardians petitioned to relist the Mexican wolf as a separate subspecies in 2009, apart from…

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Ice Age Wolves are Unlike Modern Counterparts

October 4, 2012

Alaska wolves that disappeared about 12,000 years ago are unlike the wolves running around Alaska right now. By looking at the DNA from the 12,000-yr-old wolf teeth found in the permafrost, scientists found that these Ice-Age contemporaries had no relationship to modern wolves.  Most modern wolves have  longer noses and slender skulls compared to the…

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Wyoming’s First Regulated Wolf Hunt Begins Today

October 1, 2012

Beginning today, wolves in Wyoming will be managed by the state under an approved management plan and thus Wyoming’s first regulated wolf hunt begins. Wyoming’s wolf management plan is incredibly controversial. It calls for the state to: Deem wolves predators in 85% of the state (all but the northwest corner of Wyoming), where they could…

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