Month: October 2021

Oregon Issues Another Kill Order for Wolf to Protect Cows

October 29, 2021

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) issued another kill permit to a livestock producer after a family of wolves attacked one of their calves. 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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Mexican Gray Wolf “Anubis” Returns to Northern Arizona

October 27, 2021

For immediate release October 27, 2021 Media contacts: Emily Renn, Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project (928)202-1325; Greta Anderson, Western Watersheds Project (520)623-1878; Sandy Bahr, Sierra Club – Grand Canyon Chapter ((602) 253-8633; Erin Hunt, Lobos of the Southwest (928)421-0187; Maggie Howell, Wolf Conservation Center (914)763-2373; FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. ­– Wandering Mexican…

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Five Endangered Mexican Gray Wolves Found Dead, Two More Presumed Dead

October 24, 2021

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) announced in the Mexican Wolf Recovery Program Quarterly Update that five endangered Mexican gray wolves were found dead in Arizona and New Mexico in the third quarter of 2021. The incidents are under investigation. The dead wolves include the remaining two members of the Cerro Trigo wolf pack, now considered…

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Wolf Conservation Center Red Wolf Embarks on Wild Adventure, Flies to St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge

October 22, 2021

Most red wolves born in captivity spend their lives there, but one lucky red wolf from the Wolf Conservation Center is destined for a semi-wild life! On Thursday, red wolf Tom (M2208) left his home at the WCC in South Salem, New York, bound for St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) off the coast of…

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Oregon Officials Use Wolf Mother to Betray Her Family, Slaughter Three Wolf Pups to Protect Cows

October 20, 2021

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) officials announced that they killed the three youngest members of the Lookout Mt pack to protect cows. The wolves, a yearling and two six-month old pups, were shot from a helicopter. The Lookout Mt pack, once numbering 11 wolves, has been reduced to at most three wolves –…

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Wolf Conservation Center Mourns Loss of Red Wolf Jack

October 19, 2021

Dear Friends, It is with deep sorrow that we share news about a beloved patriarch. Red wolf Jack passed away last night. He was fourteen and a half years old and his alphanumeric name was M1606, but Jack was more than just a series of numbers. He was a mate, a father, a protector, and…

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Wolf Awareness Week Begins!

October 17, 2021

National Wolf Awareness Week begins today! Wolves have long been shrouded in myth and superstition, so this week provides an opportunity to open the door to understanding the importance and plight of the keystone species. It’s a time to recognize wolves as an ESSENTIAL part of our natural landscapes and to engage others to become…

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Court Ruling: Federal Government Must Address Poaching in Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Plan

October 15, 2021

Decision forces U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to fix flawed recovery plan October 15, 2021 – Tucson, AZ– In response to a lawsuit by conservation groups, a judge has ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) must add specific actions to address illegal killing of Mexican wolves in their plan for the species’…

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Oregon Wildlife Officials Give Landowner Permission to Kill Two Wolves to Protect Cows

October 2, 2021

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announced on Friday that they will issue a kill permit to a livestock producer; the permit will allow the producer to kill up to two wolves in the Ukiah and Heppner units of eastern Oregon. The kill permit expires October 31, 2021, when the two wolves are killed,…

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