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HOWLColorado is proud to announce two new sites have agreed to join the HOWLNetwork, representing three new states.

[thumbnail icon url=”imnaha-wolf-pack-confirmed-in-wallowa-county-oregon” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”11″ day=”24″] According to Oregon Department Fish and Wildlife biology Pat Matthews a wolf pack composed of 10 wolves are now confirmed to be residing in Wallowa County.

Idaho extends wolf hunt season

November 23rd, 2009

[thumbnail icon url=”idaho-extends-wolf-hunt-season” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”11″ day=”23″] Idaho Fish and Game commissioners have extended the deadlines in all wolf hunting zones which haven’t hit their quotas well in to 2010.

[thumbnail icon url=”alaska-fights-to-reverse-polar-bear-protection” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”11″ day=”23″] The Associated Press reports that Alaska is looking to remove protection for polar bears, as the designation as a threatened species endangers the state’s petroleum development.

[thumbnail icon url=”group-warns-of-lawsuit-over-delay-in-mexican-wolf-protection” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”11″ day=”23″] The Center for Biological Diversity served notice of a lawsuit – targeting the failure of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to respond to a petition – with a filing on Friday, November 20.

[thumbnail icon url=”stolen-game-poachers-killing-wildlife-for-trophy-parts” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”11″ day=”20″] KUSA-TV investigative reporter Deborah Sherman looks into illegal hunting in Colorado, including a particularly disturbed undercover video.

[large thumbnail url=”new-mexico-governor-to-recognize-winners-of-mexican-wolf-contest” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”11″ day=”20″] [thumbnail icon url=”new-mexico-governor-to-recognize-winners-of-mexican-wolf-contest” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”11″ day=”20″] It’s Mexican gray wolf Friday on HOWLColorado … apparantly. The Southwest Environmental Center held contests for students – the winners will be announced Saturday, November 21.

A Video, from the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance website, on the plight to protect and restore the Mexican Gray Wolf to the wilds of southwestern New Mexico.

[large thumbnail url=”endangered-mexican-gray-wolves-get-a-boost-on-road-to-recovery” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”11″ day=”20″] [thumbnail icon url=”endangered-mexican-gray-wolves-get-a-boost-on-road-to-recovery” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”11″ day=”20″] The Mexican gray wolves – which the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center is fortunate enough to have two of – got positive news after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service took over control of the highly endangered species.

[large thumbnail url=”do-wolves-howl-more-during-a-full-moon” filename=”facts” year=”2009″ month=”11″ day=”19″] [thumbnail icon url=”do-wolves-howl-more-during-a-full-moon” filename=”facts” year=”2009″ month=”11″ day=”19″] According to Jeremy Heft, a wildlife biologist from the Wolf Education and Research Center, uses his expertise, and personal experience, to determine if this is merely a wolf myth, or fact.

[large thumbnail url=”idaho-hosts-5th-annual-predator-hunt-derby” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”11″ day=”19″] [thumbnail icon url=”idaho-hosts-5th-annual-predator-hunt-derby” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”11″ day=”19″] How many points is a bobcat worth? How many are a wolf worth? Hunters in idaho can buy a chance to participate in a contest to kill as many of Idaho’s predators as they can to win prizes

[large thumbnail url=”montana-closes-down-wolf-hunting-idaho-tops-100-wolves-kill” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”11″ day=”16″] [thumbnail icon url=”montana-closes-down-wolf-hunting-idaho-tops-100-wolves-kill” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”11″ day=”16″]After another deadly seven days in Montana, wolves in the state are now safe from hunters, for the time being. However, The pace of wolf killings in Idaho slows, leaving more than 100 wolves left to reach their quota.

On November 11, 2009, HOWLColorado contacted Jim Williams, of Montana’s Wildlife, Fish and Parks regarding statements made regarding the perceived successes of the wolf hunt in the state.

[unique large thumb url=”mourner-give-wolf-biologist-howling-send-off” filename=”http://howlcolorado.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/gordon-haber.jpg” year=”2009″ month=”11″ day=”13″] [thumbnail icon url=”mourners-give-wolf-biologist-howling-send-off” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”11″ day=”13″] The death of Gordon Haber saddened the entire wolf community, but at a memorial service in Alaska allowed dozens of mourners to say goodbye.

Jess Edberg, Information Services Director for the International Wolf Center, published the following on the center’s official site – www.wolf.org.

[large thumbnail url=”montana-official-we-couldnt-have-scripted-a-better-wolf-hunt-so-far” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”11″ day=”11] [thumbnail icon url=”montana-official-we-couldnt-have-scripted-a-better-wolf-hunt-so-far” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”11″ day=”11″]With three pouched wolves, two killed in addition to the quota, and the destruction of the famed Cottonwood pack from Yellowstone, Montana officials believe the wolf hunt has gone as planned.

Editorial: Nature Misunderstood

November 9th, 2009

An editorial posing the question of just how deep the misunderstanding is regarding nature.

The hunts in Montana and Idaho are claiming wolf lives at a faster and more disturbing rate.

Do wolves kill for sport?

November 8th, 2009

[thumbnail icon url=”do-wolves-kill-for-sport” filename=”facts” year=”2009″ month=”11″ day=”08″] The simple answer is no. But they will take advantage of opportunity to kill more than they can eat in hopes of eating it later.

Editorial: Man, the anti-wolf

November 6th, 2009

Stan Thompson, writing for the Mooresville Tribune, offers his take on how human and non-human predators impact the surrounding ecosystem.

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