Month: July 2017

Watch Endangered Mexican Wolf Pups Live Via Wolf Conservation Center’s New High-def Webcam

July 31, 2017

Our new high-def Mexican Gray Wolf Pup webcam is up and running! Join the critically endangered kiddos right now HERE. Beyond being cute, the 10 week old pups represent the Wolf Conservation Center‘s active participation to save a species from extinction. Learn more about the three little girls.

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Nobody Does Night Better than Wolves

July 30, 2017
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Wolf “Management” on America’s Public Lands

July 29, 2017

Earlier this week the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) lethally removed a state endangered wolf to protect cows grazing on public lands. The wolf was a member of the “Smackout” family group. The department did not release any details about the kill, including the age or gender of the wolf, or how, when,…

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A Wolf’s Eyes Have the Power to Speak a Great Language

July 28, 2017

A wolf’s eyes have the power to speak a great language. Did you know that wolves possess certain ocular characteristics that allow them to communicate with other members of their species using their eyes alone? One can guess that this gives a new meaning to the common phrase “puppy-dog eyes!” More via WIRED.

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Why Are Wolves Important?

July 27, 2017

Wolves are a critical keystone species in a healthy ecosystem. A keystone species is often, but not always, a predator – like the wolf. Outnumbered greatly by their prey, predators can control the distribution, population, and behavior of large numbers of prey species. By altering prey movements, browsing patterns, and foraging behavior (predation risk effects),…

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Senate Committee Advances Bill S. 1514 – Grows Threats to Wolves and ESA

July 26, 2017

The Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee voted minutes ago to advance the new Senate Sportsmen’s bill (S.1514) with its “War on Wolves” rider – an amendment proposing to permanently remove federal Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Wyoming, to allow trophy hunting of wolves to resume. To add…

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Appreciate Wildlife. Respect Its Right to Exist.

July 25, 2017

There is one fundamentally important point that must be widely understood and accepted if the world’s wildlife is to be preserved. In addition to the cold, practical reasons for preserving species, we must learn to appreciate wildlife for its intrinsic value, to respect its right to exist, and to have humane concern for the survival…

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Deadline is Today to Submit Comment In Support of Red Wolves

July 24, 2017

Federal wildlife officials want to hear from you about the fate of the endangered red wolf. The USFWS is crafting a revised recovery plan for the red wolf, a process that has been complicated by opposition from some landowners, court cases to stop those landowners from killing the wolves, support from scientists, and conflicting messages…

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Is it ethical to kill one species to promote the hunting of another on national park and refuge land?

July 22, 2017

The Interior Dept. ordered a review of federal rules that prevent hunters from killing bears and wolves using techniques many people consider extreme: killing bear cubs and sows with cubs, baiting grizzlies with rotting meat, trapping and snaring bears, and killing wolves while they are raising pups among other controversial methods in Alaska’s national parks…

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Washington State Plans to Kill Wolves on Public Lands

July 20, 2017

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Plans to Take Lethal Action to Change Wolf Pack’s Behavior State wildlife managers plan to remove members of the Smackout Pack after repeated depredations on livestock in Stevens County since 2015. Lethal action is consistent with Washington’s Wolf Management Plan of 2011 and with the department’s policy that…

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