Month: January 2017

USFWS Pledges to Prepare Updated Red Wolf Recovery Plan

January 31, 2017

In a letter, USFWS Southeast Regional Director Cynthia Dohner has pledged to prepare an updated recovery plan in 2018 for the rapidly dwindling population of wild red wolves. Only 45 red wolves remain in the wild. “The red wolf is one of the few large carnivore species endemic to the United States. Their importance to…

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Protect the Endangered Species Act

January 27, 2017

It appears evident that some politicians have forgotten the bipartisan values that Congress embraced four decades ago when it first passed the Endangered Species Act. This federal law has given thousands of at-risk species a second chance and has worked successfully to prevent the extinction of 99% of the species placed under its protection. A…

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Saving Endangered Wolves Via Artificial Insemination

January 23, 2017

Mexican gray wolves F1143 (Rosa) with her daughter f1505 (Trumpet) The Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) participates in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) for two critically endangered wolf species, the Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) and the red wolf (Canis rufus). The Mexican gray wolf and the red wolf are among the rarest mammals in…

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January 22, 2017

BC GOVERNMENT ADMITS CULLING OF WOLVES IS INHUMANE, YET CONSIDERS CULL EXPANSION January 20, 2017 (Golden, BC) – A recent provincial government document that recommends expanding aerial gunning of wolves, along with increased hunting of mountain lions and deer has been met with outrage by environmental and animal welfare groups. The proposal to expand culling…

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I Am She-wolf, Hear Me Howl

January 21, 2017

“Alpha male” connotes the man who at every moment demonstrates that he’s in total control in the home, and who away from home can become snarling and aggressive. Ecologist and author Carl Safina learns from wolves that this stereotype is not only wrong, but also that…”It’s the alpha female who really runs the show.” More…

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States Argue in Court For Veto Power Over Federal Efforts to Recover Endangered Lobos

January 18, 2017

A battle over how to save endangered wolves in the Southwest moves to a federal appeals court today as judges hear arguments on whether states can block the federal government from reintroducing critically endangered Mexican gray wolves within their borders. The Interior Department is asking the Denver-based 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a…

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Senators Launch Companion Bill to Delist Wolves in 4 States

January 17, 2017

Senators from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Wyoming today introduced their version of a bill that would once again allow trophy hunting and trapping of wolves in those states. The bill, along with its companion bill in the U.S. House, increases the likelihood of wolves being delisted in these 4 states. More… URGENT – Please urge your…

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Keep Howling

January 16, 2017
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Oppose Alaska’s Unethical and Biologically Unsound Wolf Killing Plan

January 15, 2017

Earlier this month, the Alaska Board of Game passed “Proposal 155” reauthorizing its controversial plan to kill all the wolves who live in a portion of the Kenai Peninsula (Unit 15C, southwest of Kenai National Refuge) to artificially boost numbers of moose for hunters. The board unanimously passed the proposal despite opposition from the public…

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President Obama: Close the Wolf-Killer Loophole

January 14, 2017

President Obama has one more thing to do before he clears his desk in the Oval Office. He needs to eliminate the McKittrick Policy – a loophole that allows endangered wolves to be killed by hunters without any prosecution from the Department of Justice. This policy is named after a rifleman who shot one of…

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