Month: February 2016

A 60°F February Day Makes For Lazy Wolf Howls

February 28, 2016

How do wolves feel on a 60°F day in February? Pretty lazy. But apparently they’re still unable to resist singing a wild melody.    Alawa (the lazy howler) and Nikai (atop the rock) are a captive-born Canadian/Rocky Mountain gray wolves at the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC), a 501c3 non-profit organization, in South Salem, NY. They…

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House Amendment to Delist Wolves Passes

February 26, 2016

Today the cause of wolf conservation was dealt a serious blow when the amendment to delist wolves in WY and the Great Lake states was approved* on the U.S. House floor. The passing of this amendment to H.R. 2406 (“Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act of 2015”) also paves the way for U.S. Fish…

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DNA Tests Confirm Animal Killed in Utah was Federally Protected Wolf

February 24, 2016

Utah authorities announced today that DNA tests confirm that the animal killed in a coyote snare last year was a federally protected gray wolf. And no charges will be filed… Read More. Last November the private trapper discovered the 89-pound female wolf dead in a neck snare he set. In 2014 a different coyote hunter killed…

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Take Action to Protect Wolves on National Refuges

February 20, 2016

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently proposed a new rule sharply restricting certain controversial wolf and other predator control measures on 77 million acres of federal wildlife refuges in Alaska – measures promoted by Alaska state wildlife managers like: Killing wolves and coyotes (including pups) during the animals’ denning season. Taking black bears…

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Does Science Support Oregon’s Wolf Delisting?

February 15, 2016

When Oregon Dept of Fish and Wildlife made the controversial decision to delist Oregon’s few dozen wolves, they ignored overwhelming public input, independent scientists, and they ignored the law. Dr. Adrian Treves, director of the Carnivore Coexistence Lab at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, believes Oregon’s Fish and Wildlife Commission’s decision to delist wolves…

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Happy Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2016
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Is the Ecological Role of Canids as Important as Evolutionary History?

February 12, 2016

Today on International ‪Darwin Day‬, we celebrate the amazing evolution stories that continue to unfold right underneath our noses! But we also ask: Is the ecological role of species (canids in particular) as important as their evolutionary history? Arguments about wolf management and conservation can quickly descend into trying to reconstruct the past. What wolf…

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Wolf Conservation Center Founder Hélène Grimaud and Water

February 11, 2016

Renowned pianist and Wolf Conservation Center founder Hélène Grimaud talks to NPR’s Leonard Lopate about how music and the environment have inspired her latest album, “Water.” Listen.

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Aerial Gunning of Wolves Underway in Idaho

February 9, 2016

Aerial gunning of wild wolves is underway in Idaho again. And paid by taxpayers like you and me.  USDA’s Wildlife Services is taking to the skies to kill wolves in the remote and rugged areas of the Clearwater National Forest. The state wants to kill wolves to address elk population decline in the Lolo Elk…

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Super Bowl Sunday Gets Thrown to The Wolves

February 7, 2016
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