Month: January 2014

Protect Wilderness From State Efforts to Kill Native Wildlife

January 28, 2014

Idaho Fish & Game Director Virgil Moore said this morning that the agency halted its wolf eradication plan in the Frank Church—River of No Return Wilderness yesterday because it “had been ineffective in the last 2 weeks on taking any additional wolves.” (a total of 9 were killed). Moore called the wilderness operation “very similar”…

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Never Give Up

January 28, 2014

(photo: Victor Passapera)

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Idaho Abandons Wolf Extermination Program!

January 27, 2014

Two wolf families, the Golden and Monumental packs,  deep within the central Idaho’s 2.4-million-acre Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness are now safe after Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG) announced it was halting its wolf extermination program! Last month IDFG hired a professional hunter-trapper to pack into the largest protected wilderness area in the Lower…

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Help Our Nation’s Prime Wilderness Areas Stay Wild

January 27, 2014

In mid-December 2013 Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) hired a hunter-trapper to pack into central Idaho’s 2.4-million-acre Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness to eradicate two wolf packs, the Golden and Monumental packs, in the interest of inflating elk populations for outfitters and recreational hunters. The U.S. Forest Service, which administers the wilderness,…

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Words of Wisdom

January 26, 2014
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Grand Teton National Park Wolf Shooting Shrouded in Secrecy

January 24, 2014

“Wolf hunting is never legal in Grand Teton National Park, including inside privately owned inholdings,” Grand Teton spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs said.  Yet, the shooting death of a Grand Teton National Park wolf remains shrouded in secrecy. Wyoming Fish and Game spokesperson, Mark Gocke, said, “This falls under that state statute we have,” referring to a…

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Critically Endangered Loba Needs Our Help

January 21, 2014

Critically engendered Mexican gray wolf M795 was born in the wild, but because federal agencies still don’t require livestock owners using public lands to take basic steps to prevent conflict, the elusive 11-year-old lost his freedom.  He and his mate were blamed for livestock losses in October of 2013 so U. S. Fish and Wildlife…

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Never Stop Howling

January 20, 2014
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Winter is Welcome for Arctic Wolves

January 19, 2014

Wild Arctic gray wolves (Canis lupus arctos) live primarily in the Arctic, the region located above 67° north latitude. These fascinating creatures are designed by the pressures of nature and are well adapted to survive on the icy landscape. Atka, like his wild counterparts, has two layers of fur: the long guard hairs that form…

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The Wild Is Calling

January 18, 2014

The wild is calling. Our lobos are ready. (photo: The New Yorker)

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