Month: July 2018

Rider Targeting Wolf Protections Passes House

July 19, 2018

The House of Representatives passed legislation today to fund the Department of the Interior for 2019 that includes a rider that seeks to remove federal protections for gray wolves across the continental United States. Gray wolves are currently listed as endangered in most of the lower-48 states. While the return of gray wolves in the…

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Fifty-one Wolves Howling

July 14, 2018

What’s better than a howling wolf? Fifty-one howling wolves! Enjoy!

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House Lawmakers Seek to Gut Endangered Species Act

July 13, 2018

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) was passed in 1973 because Americans believed that protecting our wildlife was an obligation to future generations, our nation’s environmental health, our fellow creatures, and the heart of the American way of life. It included wildlife ranges and habitats irrespective of political boundaries because these habitats, which are vital to…

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Wyoming Ups Wolf Kill Quota to a Record 58 in Trophy Zone

July 11, 2018

The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission just approved upping the kill quota in its “trophy Zone” this year to 58 animals, a 32% increase over last year’s quota of 44 and a record high since the species was reintroduced 23 years ago. The trophy hunt season runs October 1 – December 31. In the other…

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Free Red Wolf Webinar with Joseph Hinton, PhD on July 18

July 9, 2018

In an effort to broaden awareness and understanding for the red wolf recovery effort in North Carolina and the implications of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposed rule seeking to significantly change the size, scope, and management of the current red wolf recovery program in the state, the Wolf Conservation Center is extending a free…

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Take Action For World’s Last Wild Red Wolves

July 8, 2018

On June 28, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced a proposal that will no doubt result in the extinction of red wolves in the wild. Today, fewer than 30 wolves remain in the wild. Beyond reducing the red wolf recovery area by nearly 90% and limiting the wild population to just 10-15 wolves,…

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Federal Action Could Push Last Wild Red Wolves to Extinction

July 5, 2018

Save the only wild red wolf population by limiting their numbers to just 15 in the wild? That’s exactly what U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is suggesting under their new proposal. Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) released its “Proposed Replacement of the Regulations for the Nonessential Experimental Population of Red Wolves…

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Happy Independence Day

July 4, 2018

We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it. ~William Faulkner

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Please Be Mindful of Wildlife on Independence Day

July 3, 2018

Celebrating Independence Day is, and should be, a lot of fun. But please remember that those bright colors and thunderous explosions can have a real impact on wildlife. Please be mindful. Here are some tips for watching out for wildlife! TIPS FOR WATCHING OUT FOR WILDLIFE from U.S. Fish and Wildlife. This post originally appeared…

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Overhaul of Endangered Species Act?

July 2, 2018

Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming has announced draft legislation that would give new powers and responsibilities for state officials to determine how animals and plants should be protected, essentially overhauling the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The new bill represents the most significant threat in years to the 44-year-old law, which has been credited with rescuing…

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