Month: July 2021

Oregon Issues Kill Permit for Four Wolf Pups to Protect Cows

July 30, 2021

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) has given a livestock owner permission to kill up to four wolves from the Lookout Mt Pack in a misguided attempt to stop livestock attacks. The permit allows the producer or their “agent” to kill up to four uncollared wolves in an area comprised of public and private…

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Beloved Local Connecticut Bear Hit by Vehicle

July 28, 2021

Black bears, an undeniably charismatic woodland species, often find themselves in locations that are perhaps less than ideal for their survival. Bear 211 – a beloved male bear residing in the Easton area of Connecticut – was no different. Bear 211 was first handled by state black bear experts when he was a young cub.…

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Two Wild Red Wolves Found Dead in North Carolina, Reducing Population to 9 Known Wolves

July 15, 2021

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that two wild-born red wolves were found dead in July; necropsy results are pending. There are currently only nine red wolves known to remain in the wild. On July 6, USFWS biologists detected a mortality signal from a GPS collar belonging to red wolf male 2186; a search…

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Wolf Pups Spotted Again on Isle Royale!

July 12, 2021

For the first time in 63 years, researchers were unable to work on Lake Superior’s Isle Royale to study the island’s moose and wolf populations. COVID-19 restrictions halted the in-person wintertime survey, so Michigan Tech researchers didn’t have the benefit of aerial observations that have traditionally been done during winter when the animals are easier…

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Tribal Leaders Urge Interior Sec. Haaland to Restore ESA Protections For Wolves

July 7, 2021

The devastating hunts that began July 1st in Idaho are more than a conservation issue– they are a social justice issue and a grave affront to the sanctity of the wolf in many Indigenous cultures. Tribal Leaders are urging Interior Secretary Deb Haaland to restore federal Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves with the…

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Study Predicts 30% of Wisconsin’s Wolves Killed Since Losing ESA Protections

July 5, 2021

In a new study, researchers say up to a third of Wisconsin’s gray wolves may have been killed earlier this year after the Trump administration stripped them of federal protection. In addition to the 216 wolves that were slaughtered within 60 hours in the state’s controversial wolf hunt last February, scientists believe over 100 more…

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Red Wolf Deven, Released into Wilds of North Carolina, Killed in a Vehicle Collision

July 2, 2021

Dear Friends, It is with a heavy heart that we share devastating news – Red wolf Deven, recently released from the Wolf Conservation Center into his ancestral home in North Carolina, was struck and killed by a vehicle earlier this week. The red wolf female he was released with was also killed by a vehicle…

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