We will be posting three blogs in the coming days representing different perspectives of Endangered Species Coalition staff that work on wolf recovery and protections. A couple weeks ago, I was in Phoenix talking to a friend. She said, “Women and wolves…” And paused for a moment, gathering her thoughts. “We’re like this,” as she raised her hand with her index and middle fingers crossed. What she was describing didn’t have any other words attached, but I immediately understood… Continue reading
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Via The Center for Biological Diversity With Only 45 Remaining in North Carolina, New Plan Would Save Wild Population WASHINGTON— Seven animal protection and conservation organizations filed a petition today with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeking an updated recovery plan for the rapidly dwindling population of wild red wolves. The recovery plan for the red wolf has not been updated since 1990. Since that time red wolves have expanded their range in the wild, faced additional threats… Continue reading
This Giving Tuesday comes at a deciding moment for gray wolves around the country. Multiple bills under consideration by Congress would slash protections in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wyoming. One bill even calls for a nationwide delisting. Wolves need these protections. In states that have seen Endangered Species Act protections lifted, sport hunting and trapping seasons have been set and packs have been torn apart. Wisconsin represents what could be the worst-case scenario for wolves, should they lose protections. Wisconsin represents… Continue reading
This Halloween could be especially scary for wolves in the United States. Some members of Congress are working to kick still-recovering wolves off of the endangered species list and subject them to hunting and trapping. We have seen what follows in states where wolves have been delisted. Packs are torn apart, young wolves are left to fend for themselves, and an American icon is needlessly persecuted. You can be a voice for wolves tonight if you are participating in Halloween:… Continue reading
A new poll conducted by Mason Dixon Polling and Research finds that the vast majority of Oregon voters — from both rural and urban areas — oppose using hunting as a management tool for wolves in the state and believe wildlife officials wrongly removed state protections from wolves. The poll also revealed that most Oregonians believe nonlethal methods should be the primary focus in reducing conflicts between wolves and livestock.
Conservationists Express Outrage That Entire Pack of Wolves, 12 Percent of State Population, to Be Killed for Preying on Livestock on Public Lands
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has indicated it plans to kill the entire Profanity Peak wolf pack over conflicts with livestock on national forest lands in northern Ferry County.
Wolves in the Western Great Lakes remain under Endangered Species Act (ESA) protection following a federal court decision in December 2014. Judge Howell criticized the states for inadequate regulatory mechanisms. The court ruled the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service failed to address the impact of combined mortality such as disease and human killing. Prior to this ruling, more than 1,500 wolves have been killed through recreational hunting and trapping resulting in a substantial reduction in wolf populations. This added human-caused mortality… Continue reading
Recent decisions by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Governor Kate Brown (OR), and the state legislature threaten the recovery of gray wolves.
Via the Animal Welfare Institute:
Albemarle Peninsula, N.C.—Private landowners in the five counties of North Carolina where red wolves roam signed a petition, sent to U.S Fish and Wildlife Service director Dan Ashe, expressing their support for keeping endangered red wolves on their land.
In the history of western civilization, no animal has been as systematically vilified as the wolf. Neither spider nor snake, bat nor rat, nor shark of any kind, can make this claim.