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Month: February 2017

Wolves and Howling

February 25, 2017

Although wolves use varied vocalizations to express themselves, if you ask anyone about wolf sounds, it’s likely the howl that comes to mind. Howling helps keep family members (or pack-mates) together. Because a pack’s territory can range over vast areas, it’s not unusual for members of the pack to become separated from one another. Wolves…

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Alaska Board of Game Votes Rejects Denali Wolf Buffer

February 25, 2017

Despite Denali’s plummeting wolf population and the EXTINCTION of a particularly famous wolf family who called the national park home, in an unanimous vote yesterday the Alaska Board of Game rejected the proposed wolf trophy hunting/trapping ban in the eastern and northern boundary of Denali National Park. More. Sadly, Denali wolves, bears and wolverines will…

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Killing wolves and their pups on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska?

February 22, 2017

Urgent – Alaska’s Wolves Need Your Help Killing wolves and their pups, shooting mother bears and cubs in their dens, aerial gunning, snaring… on OUR National Wildlife Refuges? On February 16, 2017, the House voted on H. J. RES. 69 which aims to repeal a federal rule that prohibits the inhumane slaughter of Alaskan wolf…

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Economic Benefits of Federal Lands in the West

February 20, 2017

A newly published study challenged arguments that public lands kill economic opportunity and job creation. The study evaluated data from 276 rural counties in 11 Western states — Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. You can read it here: Federal Lands in the West: Liability or Asset? It…

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We are not trophies. We are brothers.

February 16, 2017

URGENT Please urge your representatives to OPPOSE the War on Wolves Act (H.R. 424 & S.164) – legislation slated to allow wolves to be hunted and trapped for trophy in 4 states. Take Action. Not only is the War on Wolves Act (H.R. 424 and S.164) poised to strip federal protection for wolves in four…

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New Bill Aiming to Hijack Lobo Recovery Planning

February 14, 2017

Senator Flake (R-AZ) today reintroduced the deceptively named “Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Plan Act,” a bill that would give unchecked power in Mexican gray wolf recovery planning to special interests and Arizona and New Mexico – states that have repeatedly obstructed efforts to recover the critically endangered species. Hunting, trapping, and poisoning caused the extinction…

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Happy Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2017
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A Snowy Wolf is a Happy Wolf

February 12, 2017

Wolves are designed by the pressures of nature to be well adapted to survive on the cold and snowy landscape. Ambassador wolf Zephyr, like his wild counterparts, has two layers of fur: the long guard hairs that form the visible outer layer of of the coat and the soft dense undercoat. The coarse guard hairs…

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New Data Supporting Paradigm Shift in Carnivore Conservation From Control to Coexistence

February 10, 2017

“…this is why the caribou and the wolf are one; for the caribou feeds the wolf, but it is the wolf who keeps the caribou strong.”  ~ Eskimo legend as told to Farley Mowat (Mowat 1973:85) For 90 years, the American Society of Mammalogists (ASM) has made science-based challenges to widespread lethal control of native…

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Protect the Endangered Species Act

February 9, 2017

Hunting, trapping, and poisoning caused the extinction of Mexican gray wolves in the wild, with only a handful remaining in captivity. The Endangered Species Act gave these Mexican wolf pups a second chance. It appears evident that some politicians have forgotten the bipartisan values that Congress embraced four decades ago when it first passed the…

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