Month: January 2019

Endangered Mexican Gray Wolf Found Dead – At Least 18 Mortalities in 2018

January 14, 2019

January 14, 2019 — The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) announced in the Mexican Wolf Recovery Program Monthly Update that a critically endangered Mexican gray wolf – yearling m1661 of the Saffel Pack – was found dead in Arizona in December 2018. “The incident is under investigation.” The status of the Mexican gray wolf…

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Fifty Wolves Howling

January 12, 2019

Ambassador wolves Zephyr (featured), Alawa, and Nikai; plus red wolves Charlotte, Jack, Maple, Ben, Marley, Deven, MJ, Tyke, Veronica, Sam, Martha, Rich, Max, Shane, Hunter, Skye-Rae, Notch, Tom, Gilda, and Penny; along with Mexican gray wolves Magdalena, Diego, Belle, Rhett, Maus, Jean, Max, Nita, Rosa, Alléno, Hélène, Lek, Mittermeier, Beattie, Carson, Goodall, Bria, Craighead, Diane,…

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Best Available Predator Science and the Law

January 10, 2019

On December 18, 2018, the Wolf Conservation Center hosted Dr Adrian Treves for a special webinar, “Best Available Predator Science and the Law.” Predator conservation in North America is split along several fault lines that make it difficult to restore many large carnivores to native habitats. One of the fault lines is the legal basis…

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Best Available Predator Science and the Law

January 10, 2019

On December 18, 2018, the Wolf Conservation Center hosted Dr. Adrian Treves for a special webinar, “Best Available Predator Science and the Law.” Predator conservation in North America is split along several fault lines that make it difficult to restore many large carnivores to native habitats. One of the fault lines is the legal basis…

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First Wolf Legally Killed in Northeastern Montana Since Losing Federal ESA Protections

January 9, 2019

A female gray wolf was shot Monday in northeastern Montana – the first wolf to be killed in that area since 2011. She was, quite literally, a trailblazer; venturing out into new territories but also, unfortunately, symbolizing a new dawn of wildlife management at the hands of state agencies. No wolf packs are known to…

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Alaska Asks US Interior to Roll Back Safeguards for Endangered Species, National Refuges

January 8, 2019

The State of Alaska’s wildlife management program targets drastic reductions to apex predators like bears and wolves, and because this intensive management program operates in areas including federal National Wildlife Refuges, Alaska’s wildlife management program has been a flashpoint in an ongoing battle between state and federal officials over who has authority over federal lands.…

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Nine-year Old From Connecticut Honors Atka With A Poem

January 4, 2019

Ambassador wolf Atka was many things: a teacher, a leader, but most importantly, a friend. Throughout his 16 years, Atka inspired many to advocate on behalf of wolves and although his passing will forever be tinged with grief, we take comfort in knowing the impact he had on all he met. Nathan met Atka on…

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Wolves Naturally Limit Their Own Numbers

January 3, 2019

The idea that state-sanctioned killing of wolves is necessary to control wolf populations is one of the most widespread assumptions in large carnivore management. However, research demonstrates that wolves limit their own numbers. As apex predators wolves keep their own numbers in check. Self-regulation in large carnivores like wolves ensures that the largest and the…

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Killing of Oregon Wolf in California Leads to Criminal Investigation

January 2, 2019

Young Oregon wolf OR-59 found dead in California. The yearling’s venture across the California border may have led to his sudden, perhaps criminal and untimely death. According to California Wildlife officials, the wolf’s death is under a criminal investigation. More. A Wild Homecoming – Wolves in California When Oregon wolf OR-7 crossed into the “Golden…

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Cheers to a New Year!

January 1, 2019

From our pack to yours, Happy 2019!

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