Month: August 2015

Don’t Sink the Ark – Protect the Endangered Species Act

August 8, 2015

WCC’s Rebecca Bose and Maggie Howell with President Clinton “I brought wolves back to Yellowstone.” ~ President Bill Clinton Yellowstone: The “little space” wolves were given in 1995 and 1996 when the federal government gave the green light to return wolves to portions of their native range in the West.  The reintroduction of gray wolves…

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Red Wolf PupDate – Pups Get A Checkup

August 6, 2015

On May 2, 2015, red wolf F1563 (a.k.a. Salty) gave birth to a litter of pups. All of them adorable and each a valuable contribution to the recovery of his and her rare and at-risk species. Under Red Wolf Species Survival Plan (SSP) protocols, captive born pups must be checked during certain milestones in their…

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Earthjustice: From Cecil to Echo, Slaughter of Endangered Animals Stampedes On

August 6, 2015

From Cecil to Echo, Slaughter of Endangered Animals Stampedes On By Heather Kathryn Ross | Wednesday, August 05, 2015Full article posted on the Earthjustice Blog A hunter shoots down a rare, protected apex predator sporting a radio collar for study. Claiming his actions are legal, the hunter sparks a firestorm of criticism and renewed debate…

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Idaho Not Resuming Wolf-Killing In the Frank Church Wilderness This Winter

August 5, 2015

“A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain. An area of wilderness is further defined to mean in this…

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New Species of Wolf Discovered in Africa?

August 1, 2015

Photo: Current Bilogy New research reveals that although it looks remarkably similar to the Eurasian golden jackal, the African golden jackal isn’t a jackal at all! The golden jackal of Africa (Canis aureus) has long been considered a conspecific of jackals distributed throughout Eurasia, with the nearest source populations in the Middle East. However, two…

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