Month: August 2019

Feds Hire Known Wolf Killer to Trap Mexican Gray Wolves

August 28, 2019

For Immediate Release, August 28, 2019 Contacts: Amy Harwood, Lobos of the Southwest, 503-484-4850 Sandy Bahr, Sierra Club, Grand Canyon (Arizona) Chapter, 602-999-5790 Greta Anderson, Western Watersheds Project, 520-623-1878 Maggie Howell, Wolf Conservation Center, 914-763-2373 x200 US FISH & WILDLIFE HIRES KNOWN WOLF KILLER TO HELP WITH REMOVALS. Long-time wolf advocates express anger over a…

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Feds Seek to Trap or Kill Critically Endangered Mexican Wolf

August 27, 2019

Traps are on the ground now. Late last week we learned that an order is in place to remove a wild Mexican gray wolf in Arizona by one of two options: trap and relocate any wolf or lethal take of (a.k.a. kill) an un-collared wolf The effort is in process now. The U.S. Fish and…

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Why Wolves?

August 26, 2019

As Aldo Leopold and Adolph Murie argued eloquently decades ago, keystone predators, especially wolves, are essential for resilient, healthy ecosystems. As top-level predators, they are influential in shaping and maintaining the structure of their natural communities. By regulating prey populations, wolves induce vegetative changes allowing for the return of beaver, migrating birds, and other species…

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Feds Issue Mexican Wolf ‘Kill Order’

August 23, 2019

For Immediate Release, August 23, 2019 Contact: Michael Robinson, Center for Biological Diversity, (575) 313-7017,michaelr@biologicaldiversity.orgAmy Harwood, Lobos of the Southwest, amy@mexicanwolves.orgGreta Anderson, Western Watersheds Project, (520) 623-1878,greta@westernwatersheds.orgSandy Bahr, Sierra Club – Grand Canyon (Arizona) Chapter, (602) 999-5790,sandy.bahr@sierraclub.orgChris Smith, WildEarth Guardians, (505) 395-6177, csmith@wildearthguardians.orgMaggie Howell, Wolf Conservation Center, P: 914-763-2373; Critically Endangered Wolf Targeted by…

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Watermelon-Loving Wolves!

August 20, 2019

Wolves shed their insulating undercoats each spring to allow them to withstand the warmer summer weather, but sometimes shedding isn’t enough. We’re always trying to make sure that our ambassador wolves are comfortable we want them to have exciting and fun experiences too! We can accomplish both goals by providing the wolves with enrichment fun…

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URGENT Action Needed – Stop the Senseless Killing of Washington’s Wolves

August 18, 2019

On August 16, a judge temporarily blocked the killing of the Old Profanity Territory (OPT) wolf family, but not before sharpshooters gunned down four of the five remaining wolves. Since July, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has killed eight members of the OPT wolf family, including pups, in their effort to protect…

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Wildlife Officials Rush to Gun Down Four More OPT Wolves Ahead of Court Order to Protect Them

August 16, 2019

A judge today temporarily blocked the killing of the Old Profanity Territory (OPT) wolf family, but not before sharpshooters this morning gunned down four of the five remaining wolves. Since July, wildlife officials killed eight members of the OPT wolf family in their effort to protect cows grazing on federal forest lands. Although it came…

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WA Wildlife Officials Gun Down Wolf and Two Pups to Protect Cows on Public Lands

August 13, 2019

August 13, 2019 – Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced Tuesday that agency staff gunned down three wolves from the Old Profanity Territory (OPT) pack – an adult and two pups. The pups are estimated to have been four months old. According WDFW’s latest OPT pack update, their “lethal removal period is currently…

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Berry-eating, fish-hunting, beaver-ambushing wolves?

August 13, 2019

Free Webinar: The Secret Lives of Wolves in the Northwoods It’s true! Join the Wolf Conservation Center for a free webinar with Tom Gable, project lead for the Voyageurs Wolf Project, about the elusive fish-hunting, berry-eating wolves of Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota! The Voyageurs Wolf Project was started to address one of the biggest…

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Interior Unveils New Rules to Weaken Endangered Species Act

August 12, 2019

Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt unveiled the Trump Administration’s final Endangered Species Act regulations — a series of disastrous regulatory changes best characterized as an “Extinction Plan”— that severely undermine the Act and make it easier for destructive corporations such as oil and gas and mining companies to push through their projects.…

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