Month: August 2020

Call on Governor Inslee to End WDFW’s Assault on Wolves

August 31, 2020

Last fall, Washington Governor Jay Inslee instructed the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to better support co-existence between Washington’s livestock industry and the recovering population of endangered gray wolves. In his letter, Governor Inslee instructed WDFW to “make changes in the gray wolf recovery program to further increase the reliance on non-lethal methods, and…

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Wolf Conservation Center Partners with FreeWill to Provide Free Legal Resource

August 28, 2020

Did you know that August is National Make-a-Will Month? Whether you already have a will, or you need to update yours, the Wolf Conservation Center is inviting you to start thinking about the people and wolves you love the most by taking some time to write your will. You might be thinking, why is the…

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Wyoming Kills Four Wolves, Further Damaging Ecological Balance

August 26, 2020

Wyoming Game and Fish Department ordered the killing of four wolves over the last two weeks in response to reported livestock attacks. A helicopter was seen reportedly carrying one large wolf slung underneath as it flew to the Dell Creek elk winter feedground last week. Read more. Hunting wolves is on 365 days a year…

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Wolf School Resumes with Raincoast Conservation Foundation and Wolf Conservation Center

August 25, 2020

Have you signed up for Wolf School yet? The Wolf Conservation Center has joined Raincoast Conservation Foundation to host Wolf School! This is your opportunity to deepen your understanding of wolves, wolf ecology, biology, and the issues they face for their survival in British Columbia and beyond. Over six FREE live webinars, Wolf School is…

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Two Endangered Mexican Gray Wolves Found Dead in Arizona, New Mexico

August 19, 2020

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) announced in the Mexican Wolf Recovery Program Monthly Update that two endangered Mexican gray wolves – one in New Mexico and one in Arizona – were found dead last month. In New Mexico, officials found Mexican gray wolf F1836 of the Wahoo Peak Pack. Although barely two years old at…

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Washington Wildlife Officials Gun Down Last Survivors of Wedge Wolf Pack to Protect Cows

August 17, 2020

On Aug. 13, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) killed the last two known remaining members of the Wedge wolf pack (an adult male and an adult female) in response to cattle depredations on both public and private lands. According to an update posted on the agency’s website this morning, WDFW will provide a final report on this and any…

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With One Kill Order Already in Effect, WDFW Officials Authorize Another to Gun Down Wolves from Second Pack

August 13, 2020

August 13, 2020 – Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) officials have ordered the killing of wolves from the Leadpoint wolf pack. In accordance with the agency’s controversial Wolf Plan and 2017 wolf-livestock interaction protocol, WDFW Director Kelly Susewind today authorized “lethal action” to remove one to two wolves from the Leadpoint pack territory in response to repeated…

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Join the WCC for Some Laughs to Benefit Wolves!

August 11, 2020

Show your love for wolves with laughter! Join us for an evening of comedy to benefit the Wolf Conservation Center on Thursday, August 27 at 8 p.m. EDT. Featuring: Moody McCarthy – seen on Letterman, Conan Laurie Kilmartin – seen on Conan Brian Scott McFadden – seen on Letterman Carmen Lynch – seen on Colbert,…

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Last Remaining Adults of Wedge Wolf Pack to be Killed to Protect Cows

August 11, 2020

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Director Kelly Susewind has reauthorized WDFW staff to kill the two remaining adult members of the Wedge wolf pack to protect cows. WDFW must give the public one work day of notice (8 hours), and announced their decision in the early morning hours to quickly tick away at…

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Voyageurs Wolf Project Captures Video of Adorable Wolf Pups in Minnesota’s Northwoods

August 10, 2020

With disproportionately large paws and heads, wolf pups at this age maintain a daily routine of romping, playing, biting, and wrestling. Beyond being great fun for the siblings, the pups are sharpening important skills, establishing a pecking order in the family hierarchy, and strengthening family bonds. Although they’re not yet full grown, these pups are…

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