Month: October 2019

Endangered Mexican Gray Wolf Found Dead – Nine Known Mortalities in 2019

October 11, 2019

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) announced in the Mexican Wolf Recovery Program Monthly Update that a critically endangered Mexican gray wolf – an uncollared juvenile wolf, possibly of the Hoodoo Pack – was found dead in Arizona last month. The incident is under investigation.   There have been a total of nine documented wolf mortalities…

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Promise for a Wild Future

October 8, 2019

Raising awareness for red wolves can take many forms – art, education, advocacy – but it’s a special event that combines all three. The Wolf Conservation Center was happy to co-host a red wolf-focused program and art unveiling with Defenders of Wildlife; a red wolf sculpture by Weiler Woods for Wildlife now has a permanent home at the WCC. With…

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Washington State Kills Wolf Mother to Protect Cows

October 4, 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019 – Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) officials announced today that they killed a female member of the Grouse Flats wolf pack on September 25. She was believed to be the mom. On September 24, in accordance with the agency’s controversial Wolf Plan and 2017 wolf-livestock interaction protocol, Director Kelly…

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Take Action to Protect the Endangered Species Act

October 3, 2019

Over the summer, the Trump administration unveiled its final changes to the rules that implement the Endangered Species Act (ESA) — a series of disastrous regulatory changes best characterized as an “Extinction Plan”. The rule rollbacks represent a fundamental attack on this cornerstone of conservation law, making it harder to protect wildlife from multiple threats,…

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Opening Day of NY Coyote Season – At What Cost?

October 1, 2019

Today, October 1st, is the first day of coyote hunting season in New York State. Coyotes – like wolves – have been historically persecuted for decades. In over 30 U.S. states, coyote hunting season never ends. New York is one of only a handful of states with a limited coyote season: six months out of…

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Gov. Inslee Criticizes WDFW’s Killing of Wolves, Demands Changes

October 1, 2019

“The status quo of annual lethal removal is simply unacceptable.” In a letter to the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), Gov. Jay Inslee yesterday shared his concerns regarding the state’s controversial Wolf Plan. The letter reads, in part, “I share the public’s concern and am troubled that the Wolf Plan does not appear to be…

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