Famous Gray Wolf Found Dead California

February 6, 2020

Oregon wolf OR-54 found dead in California. Gray wolf OR-54 was found dead in Shasta County, California, on February 5, 2020. She was approximately 3-4 years old. OR-54 was born into Oregon’s Rogue Pack (the daughter of famous OR-7) and first entered California in 2018. Her adventurous spirit was clear, as evidenced by her journey…

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John Jay Schools Should Be Thrown to the Wolves!

February 6, 2020

The Katonah Lewisboro School District is in the process of selecting a new mascot for John Jay Middle School and John Jay High School, and the steering committee is asking the local community for suggestions. One of the most popular mascots so far? The “John Jay Wolves!” Wolves are athletic. Wolves are resilient. Wolves work…

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How many wolves constitutes a healthy wolf population? Should we manage wolves by the numbers?

February 3, 2020

When a population of wolves is deemed as recovered, it is “delisted” from the federal endangered species list so wolf management authority can transferred to the state(s). With authority to manage its wolf population, legal and liberal wolf control and hunting programs often become the predominant management strategy and with a goal to maintain a…

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Critically Endangered Mexican Gray Wolves Engage in Copulatory Tie

February 2, 2020

It’s an exciting time for wolves — it’s the season of romance! Hormones are racing and this afternoon we witnessed Mexican gray wolves Trumpet (F1505) and Lighthawk (M1564) engage in a copulatory tie via webcam! View their live webcam The Species Survival Plan (SSP) management group for the Mexican gray wolf determines which wolves should be bred each year by…

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House Committee Votes to Protect Endangered Species Act

January 29, 2020

Last summer, the Trump administration unveiled its final changes to the rules that implement the Endangered Species Act (ESA) — a series of disastrous regulatory changes best characterized as an “Extinction Plan”. The rule rollbacks represent a fundamental attack on this cornerstone of conservation law, making it harder to protect wildlife from multiple threats, including…

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Idaho Proposes to Expand Wolf Hunting, Trapping on Public and Private Lands, Including Use of Snares

January 28, 2020

On Monday, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission (IDFG) announced a proposal to extend the season for wolf hunting and trapping across the state on public and private land. The IDFG offered a total of seven hunting proposals and two trapping proposals. In general, the proposals aim to extend all hunting and trapping opportunities, including…

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Idaho Bill Seeks to Create More Wolf-killing Opportunities

January 23, 2020

Idaho lawmakers are paving the way to create more opportunities to kill Idaho wolves year-round. The Idaho Senate Resources and Environment Committee voted yesterday to forward S. 1247, a measure introduced by Republican Sen. Bert Brackett. The bill would designate “wolf-free” and “chronic depredation” zones where any licensed hunter with a wolf tag can shoot…

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Wolf Loves to Slide Down Snowy Hill

January 21, 2020

Beyond their importance as a critical keystone species, wolves are really playful! As highly social animals that live in well-organized family units called packs, wolves will often engage in social play to strengthen family bonds and assess social status within the pack. When seeking to play, wolves will dance and bow playfully. Playtime can also include…

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Keep Howling

January 20, 2020
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New Mexico Approves Trapping of State Wildlife, Further Endangering Mexican Gray Wolves

January 17, 2020

The New Mexico Game Commission today approved trapping of bobcats, foxes, and other wildlife throughout nearly all of the state, despite public opposition to the practice long criticized as inhumane and indiscriminate. The decision reauthorizes the use of leghold traps, body-crushing traps, and strangulation snares that have killed and maimed endangered Mexican wolves and countless…

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