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Tensions rise on the range after wolf kills cow in California for the first time in a century

UW Study Questions Effectiveness Of Killing Wolves To Protect Livestock

Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 4:05pm

By Chuck Quirmbach

HARMFUL WILDLIFE BILL PASSES COMMITTEE

Washington,July 26,2017

The ESA was passed in 1973 because Americans believed that protecting our wildlife was an obligation to future generations, our nation’s environmental health, our fellow creatures, and the heart of the American way of life. It included wildlife ranges and habitats irrespective of political boundaries because these habitats, which are vital to species survival, cross arbitrary lines. Today, many politicians have forgotten the values Congress embraced four decades ago, and they now attempt to undermine one of most successful bipartisan pieces of legislation our country has ever adopted. Read More​​

Photo: Colette Pondella

Updated: June 30, 2017

Article by Center for Biological Diversity​      

Washington state’s 2017 wolf count was released today. The total number of wolves, number of packs and number of breeding pairs increased from 2016. In total, there are 122 wolves, seven more than last year. Two additional packs were formed in the state, bringing the number to 22. Lastly, there are four more breeding pairs, making a total of 14.

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Michael Mason | AKLeg Mar 21, 2017.

Alaska Native News

​A key U.S. Senate committee, at the urging of Sen. Thom Tillis, has asked a federal wildlife agency to end a 30-year effort in North Carolina to save endangered red wolves from extinction.


The news was part of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s $32 billion spending bill for the Department of Interior and environmental agencies, released last week. It adds fuel to mounting pressure by North Carolina’s wildlife commission and landowners to halt the program.

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Legislative attacks on the Endangered Species Act

Wildlife officials announced the discovery of the Lassen Pack in July. It was the second known family of wolves found in Northern California in 90 years, following the Shasta Pack in 2015.

The Lassen Pack has been considered particularly significant because the father of the Lassen pups is the son of OR-7, the lone wolf who sparked a media frenzy when he crossed from Oregon into Northern California six years ago and spent several years in the north state. He was the first wolf seen in California since they were eradicated by humans by the 1920s. 
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Since the 115th Congress was sworn in on January 3, 2017, it has already seen the introduction of at least 34 legislative attacks seeking to strip federal protections from specific species or undercutting the Endangered Species Act. These attacks build on more than 237 pieces of legislation that attempted to weaken the Endangered Species Act since 2011, when the Republican Party took control of the House of Representatives. Read more.

Wisconsin researchers issued a paper Wednesday that questions whether governments should kill wolves that are attacking livestock.


Scientists at the Carnivore Coexistence Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies looked at 230 verified wolf attacks on livestock in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan from 1998 through 2014.


The study concludes that in the 31 cases government wildlife specialists killed the so-called "problem wolves" that did not reduce the risk of attacks on livestock more than non-lethal means, such as hazing or scaring wolves, or trapping and relocating them. Read more...

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Article by  Wolf Conservation Center


Eco-tourism at risk in Alaska. No more buffer zone to help protect wolves outside of Denali National Park, where tourists flock every year to get a glimpse of them. Read More

Legislation Advances from the House Resources Committee to Protect Wolves Adjacent to the Denali National Park

WASHINGTON (July 26, 2017) – Today, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved the Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation (HELP) for Wildlife Act, S. 1514.

S. 1514 undermines key principles of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by allowing politicians to determine which wildlife species receive protections and which do not.  It legislatively delists wolves in the Great Lakes region and reaffirms a court decision that returned wolves in Wyoming to state management.​ Read more.

Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released the official Mexican gray wolf count for 2017. According to the count, there are 114 lobos in Arizona and New Mexico, which is only one more than last year’s count. 


“These numbers clearly show that more work needs to be done to recover the Mexican gray wolf. It is essential that science, not politics, guides recovery efforts for these rarest of wolves. It is also clear that we must get better at working together to resolve our human conflicts that jeopardize the future of the animals and landscapes that are so important to us. 

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Denali Wolf. Image-National Park Service

The Republican-sponsored legislation passed yesterday as Congress voted to kill protections for carnivores on national wildlife refuges in Alaska. This now opens the door for the state to authorize extreme killing methods such as shooting mother bears with cubs and killing wolves with pups on public lands.​ Read more

WASHINGTON WOLVES CONTINUE ON ROAD TO RECOVERY​


SEATTLE,, March 16, 2018

Defenders of Wildlife​​

SENATE SHOOTS DOWN PROTECTIONS FOR WOLVES AND BEARS ON NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES IN ALASKA

​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mar. 21, 2017

Defenders of Wildlife

FLAT MEXICAN WOLF COUNT POINTS TO NEED FOR INCREASED COLLABORATION

Wednesday, February 21, 2018​

Defenders of Wildlife


Red wolves have roamed NC for decades. A Senate panel could determine their future.

BY BRUCE HENDERSON
bhenderson@charlotteobserver.com

​NOVEMBER 27, 2017 01:14 PM


BY RYAN SABALOW AND DALE KASLER
rsabalow@sacbee.com
OCTOBER 27, 2017