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[large thumbnail url=”defenders-of-wildlife-corporations-sponsor-wolf-killing-derbies” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”29″] [thumbnail icon url=”defenders-of-wildlife-corporations-sponsor-wolf-killing-derbies” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”29″] Defenders of Wildlife has started a new campaign targeting those who supported the Idaho predator derbies, in which each wolf killed earned the hunting team three points towards winning prizes.

[large thumbnail url=”sweden-considers-importing-more-wolves-after-first-wolf-hunt-in-decades” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”29″] [thumbnail icon url=”sweden-considers-importing-more-wolves-after-first-wolf-hunt-in-decades” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”29″] Sweden sends mixed messages about it’s wolf recovery program as they announce plans to import wolves to infuse new blood in to their small population.

The Wolf vs. Deer controversy

January 28th, 2010

[large thumbnail url=”the-wolf-vs-deer-controversy” filename=”facts” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”28″] [thumbnail icon url=”the-wolf-vs-deer-controversy” filename=”facts” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”28″] Articles, such as the one written by Doug Smith for the Star Tribune, highlight the continued battle between hunters and wolves. There are still many misconceptions and the blame for declining deer numbers continues to be layed on wolves — something which is not supported by scientific research. 

[large thumbnail url=”missing-bays-mountain-wolf-has-been-captured” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”28″] [thumbnail icon url=”missing-bays-mountain-wolf-has-been-captured” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”28″] It has taken eight weeks, but Bays Mountain Park workers have finally managed to drug and recapture Kawoni, the female who escaped the facility after a storm knocked down fencing.

[large thumbnail url=”utah-senate-panel-forces-weakens-version-of-proposed-anti-wolf-bill” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”28″] [thumbnail icon url=”utah-senate-panel-forces-weakens-version-of-proposed-anti-wolf-bill” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”28″] The original Christensen bill, which called for all wolves to be killed or captured within the state of Utah, has the state officials worried for their freedom and other legislatures concerned enough that a tamer substitute bill was submitted and approved by […]

[large thumbnail url=”wolf-hybrid-rescued-from-pipe-in-boulder-county” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”27″] [thumbnail icon url=”wolf-hybrid-rescued-from-pipe-in-boulder-county” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”27″] A young female wolf-hybrid in Boulder County had to be cut out of an 8 foot long pipe after she got her head stuck while playing.

[large thumbnail url=”press-release-lawsuit-filed-to-cut-through-red-tape-entangling-mexican-gray-wolf-recovery” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”27″] [thumbnail icon url=”press-release-lawsuit-filed-to-cut-through-red-tape-entangling-mexican-gray-wolf-recovery” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”27″] The Center for Biological Diversity has filed a law suit which they hope will remove bureaucratic red tape which has been hampering the Mexican Gray Wolf recovery project.

[large thumbnail url=”editorial-where-art-thou-romeo” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”25″] Kim Marquis – writing for Juneauempire.com – asks a question many locals are asking about their famed celebrity wolf – Romeo.

[large thumbnail url=”acclaimed-wolf-photo-believed-to-be-staged” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”25″] [thumbnail icon url=”acclaimed-wolf-photo-believed-to-be-staged” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”25″] Winner of Britain’s Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year has been stripped of his prize due to accusations of fraud.

[large thumbnail url=”proposed-bill-aims-to-make-utah-worst-state-in-the-country-for-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”25″] [thumbnail icon url=”proposed-bill-aims-to-make-utah-worst-state-in-the-country-for-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”25″] Allen Christensen, state senator for Utah from District 19 has proposed a bill which would call for the extermination or capture of any wolf found within the borders of Utah.

[large thumbnail url=”study-feral-dogs-not-wolves-more-likely-to-kill-sheep” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”25″] [thumbnail icon url=”study-feral-dogs-not-wolves-more-likely-to-kill-sheep” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”25″] A study carried out in the Basque Country suggests that wild dogs, not wolves, are the primary killer of sheep.

[large thumbnail url=”howl-network-sanctuary-in-need-of-help” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”25″] [thumbnail icon url=”howl-network-sanctuary-in-need-of-help” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”25″] A HOWL Network member, and Florida-based sanctuary, has been told they need to increase the height of their fencing or dozens of wolves and wolf-dogs could lose their lives… and they need some help.

[large thumbnail url=”editorial-public-hunt-in-sweden-sparks-international-controversy” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”15″] Jess Edberg, Information Services Director for the International Wolf Center, published an article regarding the recent open wolf hunt held in Sweden.

Excerpts have been published in an English newspaper from a book by British naturalist Shaun Ellis which documents two years of his life spent in the Rocky Mountains bonding with a wolf pack.

[large thumbnail url=”missing-bays-mountain-wolf-may-be-dead” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”15″] [thumbnail icon url=”missing-bays-mountain-wolf-may-be-dead” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”15″] Two wolves are still missing from Bays Mountain park, more than six weeks after fencing was taken down by a tree felled by a storm.

Department of Natural Resource Wildlife Division Chief Russ Mason said some worrying things Thursday.

[large thumbnail url=”charges-dropped-in-illegal-wolf-shooting” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”15″] [thumbnail icon url=”charges-dropped-in-illegal-wolf-shooting” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”15″] An Idaho man who shot a wolf illegally in June 2008 must pay restitution, but will not face charges.

[large thumbnail url=”wildearth-guardians-hosting-evening-of-film-and-discussion” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”13″] [thumbnail icon url=”wildearth-guardians-hosting-evening-of-film-and-discussion” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”13″] WildEarth Guardians will be hosting a showing of the film LORDS OF NATURE: Life in a Land of Great Predators and a Q&A discussion panel at CU Boulder on January 26.

[large thumbnail url=”environmental-groups-sue-to-protect-rare-alaskan-wolf” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”13″] [thumbnail icon url=”environmental-groups-sue-to-protect-rare-alaskan-wolf” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”13″] Three groups, including Greenpeace, have filed suit against the US Forest Service to stop a project which would impact over 3,000 acres of land and log over 70 million board feet of timber, as well as introduce miles of new roads […]

[large thumbnail url=”wyoming-landowner-issued-rubber-bullets-to-deter-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”11″] [thumbnail icon url=”wyoming-landowner-issued-rubber-bullets-to-deter-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”11″] According to the weekly Wyoming Gray Wolf Recovery Status Report a landowner has been issued rubber bullets in order to deter wolves from harrassing his horses.

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