Month: August 2021

Washington Officials Issue Kill Order for Two Wolves to Protect Cows

August 26, 2021

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Director Kelly Susewind issued a lethal removal order for the Togo wolf family in response to depredation of cattle on grazing lands in Ferry County. The order allows for the killing of up to two state-endangered wolves. WDFW officials claim that killing of up to two wolves won’t impact the…

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Oregon Targets Wolf Family’s Youngest Members to Protect Cows

August 24, 2021

The month of August has been deadly for two of the youngest members of the Lookout Mt wolf family. The following weeks may prove deadlier still. In a misguided attempt to stop predation on livestock, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) shot and killed two wolf pups from a helicopter a few weeks ago on…

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Local Opossum Flaunts Her Baby Bump

August 22, 2021

Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana) are North America’s only marsupial. As a marsupial, they give live birth but shortly after carry their young in a pouch on their abdomens. Opossums are typically born between April and August and have the shortest gestation period of any mammal, lasting only about 12.5 days. At birth opossums are as…

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Snaring, Baiting, and Bounties? This Isn’t Wolf Management; It’s Ecocide

August 21, 2021

Emergency Action Needed to Restore Federal Protections For Wolves In October 2020, the Trump Administration officially announced its decision to remove the gray wolf from the federal endangered species list, ending longstanding federal safeguards for wolves across the lower 48 states, save for a small Mexican gray wolf population in Arizona and New Mexico. In…

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Run Like A Wolf Competitors Come in All Shapes, Sizes, and Species

August 5, 2021

Run Like a Wolf has officially begun, and participants have been presented with an exciting challenge: the opportunity to race a real wild wolf! Wolf V094 is a GPS-collared gray wolf living in Voyageurs National Park and being monitored by Voyageurs Wolf Project. Wolf V094’s numbers are in for the first stretch of Run Like…

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Oregon Issues Kill Order for Wolf to Appease Private Industry

August 3, 2021

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) issued a kill permit to a livestock producer after a family of wolves attacked some of their livestock. The family of wolves, referred to as the OR30 Wolves, reside in the Mt Emily Unit of Oregon but aren’t classified as a pack because there are only three wolves;…

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Oregon Officials Gun Down Two Wolf Pups from Helicopter to Protect Cows

August 2, 2021

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) shot and killed two wolf pups of the Lookout Mt Pack from a helicopter on Sunday in a misguided attempt to stop livestock attacks. On July 29, ODFW authorized its agents and a livestock producer to kill up to four uncollared wolves in an area comprised of public and…

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