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Month: August 2017

She is not a trophy.

August 17, 2017

Last month the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted to advance the “HELP for Wildlife Act” (S.1514), a misleadingly-titled bill that contains a damaging anti-wolf amendment we’re calling the “War on Wolves” Rider. If the War on Wolves legislation is passed into law, wolves will die at the hands of trophy hunters. The toxic…

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Oregon Slated to Kill Two More Wolves

August 16, 2017

Earlier this month, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials (ODFW) shot and killed two adult wolves from the Harl Butte family group to protect cattle grazing on private and public lands. One wolf was killed from the ground and the other from the air. Today, ODFW confirmed another depredation by the Harl Butte wolf…

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Public Comments Show Overwhelming Support for Protecting Red Wolves in the Wild

August 14, 2017

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contacts: Haley McKey, Defenders of Wildlife, 202-772-0247, [email protected] Ron Sutherland, Wildlands Network, 919-641-0060, [email protected] Wheeler, Red Wolf Coalition, 252-796-5600, [email protected] Howell, Wolf Conservation Center, 914-763-2373, [email protected] Adkins, Center for Biological Diversity, 651-955-3821, [email protected] WASHINGTON (August 14, 2017) – Nearly all of the comments submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife…

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For Wolves, the Social Glue is Song

August 14, 2017

This is what Family Sounds Like. 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. Wolves can howl to locate other wolves, advertise the size of their pack or territory, to warn other…

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Preserve Wildlife for Our Children

August 13, 2017

Wildlife and other natural resources are a public trust which means that every citizen has an interest and a voice in the management of natural resources. The public trust is a legal concept that implies that we all share equal, undivided interests in America’s wildlife. Adrian Treves, professor, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of…

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Hunting Bears With Dogs Threatens Wolves

August 12, 2017

Here’s an easy assignment for Wisconsin lawmakers who oppose wasteful spending and who favor personal responsibility: Stop paying tens of thousands of dollars a year to irresponsible bear hunters whose hounds are killed by wolves. Wisconsin is the only state in the nation that compensates hunters when wolves kill their animals. A hunter gets up…

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Wolf vs. Earthworm

August 11, 2017

Ambassador wolf Atka does not “do” worms…

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Wolf Conservation Center Among Conservationists Seeking Nationwide Ban on Wildlife-killing M-44 ‘Cyanide Bombs’

August 10, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 10, 2017 Contacts:Kelly Nokes, WildEarth Guardians, [email protected] Adkins, Center for Biological Diversity, [email protected] Indiscriminate Devices Injure People, Kill Pets, Endanger Wildlife WASHINGTON— WildEarth Guardians, the Center for Biological Diversity and several other wildlife conservation groups, including the Wolf Conservation Center, petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency today to outlaw M-44 “cyanide bombs,”…

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Oregon Officials Kill Two Wolves in a Controversial Effort to Protect Cattle

August 9, 2017

Photo: Oregon Wild Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) shot and killed two adult wolves from the Harl Butte family group to protect cattle grazing on private and public lands. One wolf was killed Sunday night and a second was shot Tuesday morning. One was killed from the ground and the other from the…

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Senate Bill Threatens Wolves, ESA, and Central Pillar of American Democracy

August 8, 2017

Last month the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted to advance the “HELP for Wildlife Act” (S.1514), a misleadingly-titled bill that contains a damaging anti-wolf amendment we’re calling the “War on Wolves” Rider. The toxic legislation proposes to permanently remove federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and…

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