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[large thumbnail url=”oregon-wolf-sanctuary-closing-its-doors” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”13″] [thumbnail icon url=”oregon-wolf-sanctuary-closing-its-doors” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”13″] Howling Acres Wolf Sanctuary is closing its doors, and looking to place it’s 20 animals, after the owners are buried under medical debt.

Individual wolves may be moving south in Minnesota… a long way south. Tests will confirm whether an animal hit by a car in Chippewa County is a wolf or wolf-hybrid. The odd thing? If it’s confirmed to be a wolf, it will be 140 miles away from the closest known pack.

[large thumbnail url=”al-barrettes-nomination-rejected-by-alaska-state-legislature” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”12″] [thumbnail icon url=”al-barrettes-nomination-rejected-by-alaska-state-legislature” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”12″] April 9, 2010 was a victory for scientifically influenced wildlife management as Al Barrette, nominated to serve on the Alaska Board of Game, had his appointment rejected by the Alaska State Legislature.

[large thumbnail url=”alaska-board-member-shown-in-wolf-skinning-video” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”12″] [thumbnail icon url=”alaska-board-member-shown-in-wolf-skinning-video” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”12″] An Associated Press article reports that Al Barrette, rejected nominee to the Alaska Board of Game, is featured in a video showing him skinning a wolf and citing the bible to explain man’s dominion over animals.

[large thumbnail url=”wolf-poaching-charges-still-pending-but-suspects-face-other-wildlife-charges” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”12″] [thumbnail icon url=”wolf-poaching-charges-still-pending-but-suspects-face-other-wildlife-charges” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”12″] Outspoken anti-wolf ranchers continue to face investigation, but no charges, after admitting to killing at least one wolf from Washington’s only pack, the Lookout Pack. However, other wildlife charges have been filed.

In an article on the Idaho Mountain Express, state biologist and big game manager Jon Rachael says the wolf hunt went well, but also dispels some myths about wolves.

[large thumbnail url=”tourists-get-caught-up-in-alaskan-battle-of-life-or-death” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”08″] [thumbnail icon url=”tourists-get-caught-up-in-alaskan-battle-of-life-or-death” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”08″] The Alaskan Daily News posted a story about a pair of snowshoeing tourists from Ohio who got to view a life or death struggle up close… very close.

[large thumbnail url=”wolf-conservation-center-reveals-plans-for-new-site” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”08″] [thumbnail icon url=”wolf-conservation-center-reveals-plans-for-new-site” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”08″] Plans for the Wolf Conservation Center’s move to the northeast corner of the 383-acre Leon Levy Preserve are underway.

More than 30,000 Defenders supporters voted in the first annual photo contest, and today Defenders announced the winner.

In the light of the press release from Mark French, which we posted in its entirety, we feel it necessary to write and publish a response.

[large thumbnail url=”wolves-may-face-yet-another-threat-in-montana” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”05″] [thumbnail icon url=”wolves-may-face-yet-another-threat-in-montana” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”05″] Mark French, challenging Denny Rehberg for his Congressional seat, has stated his very aggressive anti-wolf stance. Not surprisingly, French is a rancher.

[large thumbnail url=”montanas-wolf-population-growth-slowing-down” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”05″] [thumbnail icon url=”montanas-wolf-population-growth-slowing-down” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”05″] According to Carolyn Sime, Montana’s wolf program coordinator, the wolf population growth may have reached its peak.

[large thumbnail url=”alaska-feds-pledge-to-work-together-to-avoid-future-mistakes” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”05″] [thumbnail icon url=”alaska-feds-pledge-to-work-together-to-avoid-future-mistakes” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”05″] After an Alaska Department of Fish and Game employee intentionally shot two collared wolves, the state and federal departments have come together to ensure that future problems are avoided.

[large thumbnail url=”ten-states-to-share-1-million-to-reduce-conflicts-with-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”05″] [thumbnail icon url=”ten-states-to-share-1-million-to-reduce-conflicts-with-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”05″] The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced grants will be going to livestock producers to fund non-lethal wolf management projects to reduce conflicts with the apex predator.

[large thumbnail url=”press-release-idaho-and-montana-wolf-hunts-end” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”01″] [thumbnail icon url=”press-release-idaho-and-montana-wolf-hunts-end” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”01″] A press release from Earthjustice, Defenders of Wildlife, Natural Resource Defense Council and Center for Biological Diversity talks about the first wolf hunting season in decades coming to a close.

Discovery Communications — the parent company of The Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC and others, and known for their wildlife-focused programs — is planning to produce an 8-part TV show on Sarah Palin’s Alaska!

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