U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Initiate Status Review of Gray Wolves in Western U.S.

By Regan Downey | September 15, 2021

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced today that they have completed the initial review of two petitions filed to list gray wolves in the western U.S. as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The USFWS finds that the petitions present substantial, credible information indicating that a listing action may be…

Sending Congratulatory Howls for Completing the Run Like a Wolf Challenge!

By nywolf | September 1, 2021

You did it! You put your paws to the ground in 27 different countries this August to support wolves. Every step you took and mile you rode contributed to something great: a movement to support, protect, and preserve wolves. We can’t thank you enough. This year, we wanted to give you, our community, something positive…

Washington Officials Issue Kill Order for Two Wolves to Protect Cows

By nywolf | 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…

Oregon Targets Wolf Family’s Youngest Members to Protect Cows

By nywolf | 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…

Local Opossum Flaunts Her Baby Bump

By nywolf | 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…

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

By nywolf | 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

By nywolf | 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…

Oregon Issues Kill Order for Wolf to Appease Private Industry

By nywolf | 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;…

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

By nywolf | 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…

Oregon Issues Kill Permit for Four Wolf Pups to Protect Cows

By nywolf | 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…