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[large thumbnail url=”wisconsin-officials-want-wolf-protections-removed” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”29″] [thumbnail icon url=”wisconsin-officials-want-wolf-protections-removed” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”29″] Bob Manwell, spokesperson for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says that wolves are double the numbers they should be and that the state is asking for wolves to be removed from the Endangered Species List.

[large thumbnail url=”study-wolves-make-few-unnecessary-elk-kills” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”29″] [thumbnail icon url=”study-wolves-make-few-unnecessary-elk-kills” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”29″] In a not too surprising multi-year study, researchers discover that wolves rarely kill more elk than they can eat.

[large thumbnail url=”july-15-judge-to-hear-arguments-on-wolf-delisting” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”27″] [thumbnail icon url=”july-15-judge-to-hear-arguments-on-wolf-delisting” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”27″] According to the Helena Independent Record, Judge Donald Molloy will hear arguments from both sides in order to determine the merits of the case.

[large thumbnail url=”three-montana-wolf-packs-to-be-destroyed” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”27″] [thumbnail icon url=”three-montana-wolf-packs-to-be-destroyed” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”27″] Montana continues it’s aggressive policy of “predator management” as it plans to kill off the remaining members of three packs in the area of the Big Hole Valley.

[large thumbnail url=”isle-royale-wolves-declining-while-moose-hold-steady” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”26″] [thumbnail icon url=”isle-royale-wolves-declining-while-moose-hold-steady” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”26″] While both wolves and moose have been struggling in recent times on Isle Royale, home of the longest study of it’s kind, it is wolves who are faring the worst, while moose seem to be holding steady.

[large thumbnail url=”michigan-dnre-wants-ok-to-kill-problem-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”26″] [thumbnail icon url=”michigan-dnre-wants-ok-to-kill-problem-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”26″] The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment has asked the U.S. FWS for the authority to use lethal measures to control what they deem to be “problem” wolves.

[large thumbnail url=”editorial-utah-legislature-cries-wolf” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”26″] [thumbnail icon url=”editorial-utah-legislature-cries-wolf” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”26″] This editorial appeared on the Standard-Examinar Web site in response to all the various Utah legislation.

[large thumbnail url=”detangling-the-subspecies-controversy” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”22″] [thumbnail icon url=”detangling-the-subspecies-controversy” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”22″] There is a great deal of confusion over the number of subspecies of the gray wolf, which lived where, which should live where and the differences between them.

[large thumbnail url=”montana-tribes-release-their-wolf-management-plan” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”22″] [thumbnail icon url=”montana-tribes-release-their-wolf-management-plan” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”22″] The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have released their wolf management plan which contains both lethal control and recognizes the cultural and ecological significance of wolves.

[large thumbnail url=”earthjustice-wolf-hunt-end-but-not-the-fight” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”20″] [thumbnail icon url=”earthjustice-wolf-hunt-end-but-not-the-fight” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”20″] Terry Winckler in a post on the EarthJustice blog – UnEarthed – talks about the legal efforts seeking to restore the Endangered Species Act protections to wolves.

CWWC April Newsletter

April 20th, 2010

Our good friends at the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center have published their April edition of their monthly newsletter.

[large thumbnail url=”another-wolf-escapes-bays-mountain-park” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”19″] [thumbnail icon url=”another-wolf-escapes-bays-mountain-park” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”19″] Just months after six wolves escaped their enclosure after a fallen branch knocked down fencing, Bays Mountain Park closes their doors again as they seek to recapture a wolf who escaped over the weekend.

[large thumbnail url=”south-african-man-tours-country-with-a-wolf” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”16″]  Jeff Welsch – communications director for the Greater Yellowstone Coalition – write a guest column which appeared in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

[large thumbnail url=”south-african-man-tours-country-with-a-wolf” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”19″] [thumbnail icon url=”south-african-man-tours-country-with-a-wolf” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”19″] While HOWLColorado does not endorse the idea of having wolves as pets, this is an interesting story of a man in South Africa is touring the country with his wolf, Akela.

Ken Cole, one of the webmasters for Ralph Maughan’s wildlife blog, posted a well written and presented overview of the Lolo ecosystem and the position being taken by Cal Groen.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle is running a special report focusing the controversial story of the wolf reintroduction in to Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.

Alaskan officials aren’t pleased that the National Park Service has closed sport wolf hunting and trapping  in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. 

The March summary report is now available regarding the Mexican gray wolf reintroduction program.

One cannot help but noticed the irony that a county named after the well-known native American tribe would be so opposed to the animals which held such a prominent position in native American culture.

The Mexican grey wolf reintroduction program continues to struggle, with only a few small success stories giving people hope that the program will recover and reach the level of success seem with the Yellowstone Park grey wolf reintroduction.

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