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[large thumbnail url=”bays-mountain-parks-wolf-escape-artist-dies” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”31″] [thumbnail icon url=”bays-mountain-parks-wolf-escape-artist-dies” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”31″] Kawoni, the wolf who escaped her enclosure twice at Bays Mountain Park, has died from unknown causes.

After the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service warned Alaska not to trespass, which would have been the ultimate result of the proposed wolf cull on Unimak Island, the state has responded by filing a lawsuit against the Federal government.

A radio-collared female wolf, which was providing important statistical information, was struck and killed by a car. She was not only scientifically important, but also a mother.

Wildlife Service agents have been given permission to kill two wolves who have been blamed for killing 11 sheep in the Boise Foothills.

The WildEarth Guardians are asking Ken Salazar to come back to Colorado – by resigning his position as Interior Secretary and allow someone to take the job who does more than “wear a cowboy hat and talk tough in front of cameras.”

[large thumbnail url=”alaska-wildlife-troopers-arrest-men-for-killing-wolf” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”25″] [thumbnail icon url=”alaska-wildlife-troopers-arrest-men-for-killing-wolf” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”25″] The Juneau Empire Web site is reporting that two men have been arrested for unlawfully killing a black wolf and two black bears in the Juneau area.

[large thumbnail url=”scientists-studying-evidence-of-wolves-in-colorado” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”25″] [thumbnail icon url=”scientists-studying-evidence-of-wolves-in-colorado” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”25″] Paul Day of CBS 4 in Denver, CO, wrote a story talking about the investigation scientists are undertaking to confirm the presence of wolves on the High Lonesome Ranch in Western Colorado.

[large thumbnail url=”last-collared-druid-peak-wolf-shot-near-butte” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”25″] [thumbnail icon url=”last-collared-druid-peak-wolf-shot-near-butte” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”25″] Wolf #690 was the last known member of the Druid Peak pack wolf known to have survived the collapse of her once powerful and popular Yellowstone Park pack.

[large thumbnail url=”about-150-show-up-for-anti-wolf-rally-in-wyoming” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”25″] [thumbnail icon url=”about-150-show-up-for-anti-wolf-rally-in-wyoming” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”25″] According to an article which appeared on the Billings Gazette, 150 people showed up – significantly made up of hunters and outfitters – for a rally in Cody to protest the fact that Wyoming does not have control of the wolf management.

[large thumbnail url=”rare-captive-bred-red-wolf-pups-head-into-north-carolina-wild” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”25″] [thumbnail icon url=”rare-captive-bred-red-wolf-pups-head-into-north-carolina-wild” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”25″] Six red wolf pups were born in captivity in the middle of April and two of those wolf pups were picked to head out to North Carolina to become foster pups of a wild wolf mom.

[large thumbnail url=”usfws-responds-to-alaskas-concerns-about-island-wolves-and-caribou” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”25″] [thumbnail icon url=”usfws-responds-to-alaskas-concerns-about-island-wolves-and-caribou” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”25″] Alaska announced their intention to shoot wolves on Unimak Island, which they plan to begin by June 1, but the land is Federally owned and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a press release announcing their response.

[large thumbnail url=”alaska-plans-to-shoot-island-wolves-on-federal-refuge” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”25″] [thumbnail icon url=”alaska-plans-to-shoot-island-wolves-on-federal-refuge” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”25″] Unimak Island, a 1,571 square miles and the largest of the Aleutians, is home to caribou and about four packs of wolves and it’s Federal-controlled.

[large thumbnail url=”sutherland-estate-delays-plans-to-reintroduce-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”21″] [thumbnail icon url=”sutherland-estate-delays-plans-to-reintroduce-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”21″] Alladale Estate had their license approved to reintroduce wolves to a secured area – but have delayed their plans in the interests of the welfare of the proposed wolves.

Arabian wolves are extinct in the United Arab Emirates, but the Sharjah Desert Park is now home to three of these endangered wolves.

[large thumbnail url=”wolf-survival-analysis-showing-successes-and-struggles” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”21″] [thumbnail icon url=”wolf-survival-analysis-showing-successes-and-struggles” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”21″] Brett French, writing for the Billings Gazette reports a survival analysis report for Idaho, Wyoming and Montana shows that while mortality rates are at 25 percent with most of that being caused by humans, wolves are overall doing well.

[large thumbnail url=”gaining-insight-in-to-jim-beers-anti-governmentanti-wolf-campaign” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”21″] [thumbnail icon url=”gaining-insight-in-to-jim-beers-anti-governmentanti-wolf-campaign” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”21″] Jim Beers, a retired member of the US Fish and Wildlife Service – Program Coordinator for ADC (now Wildlife Services) – has been actively on a campaign against the wolf reintroduction for many years. The recent claims are that the entire […]

[large thumbnail url=”biologists-track-the-location-and-number-of-denning-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”21″] [thumbnail icon url=”biologists-track-the-location-and-number-of-denning-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”21″] Biologists using aircraft to look for radio-collared wolves say more than 20 wolf packs in northwest Wyoming have likely denned, including five in the Jackson Hole area.

The Idaho Mountain Express published a story about an all-to-quiet program of proactive measures to keep sheep and wolves apart.

[large thumbnail url=”science-wolves-are-survivors” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”18″] [thumbnail icon url=”science-wolves-are-survivors” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”18″] Dr. Reese Halter, conservation biologist at Cal Lutheran University, public speaker and founder of the international conservation institute Global Forest Science, wrote a thoughtful and informative article regarding wolves.

[large thumbnail url=”wyoming-anti-wolf-rally-scheduled-for-may-22″ filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”18″] [thumbnail icon url=”wyoming-anti-wolf-rally-scheduled-for-may-22″ filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”18″] Cody, WY, will be host to an anti-wolf rally on Saturday, May 22. Four gubernatorial candidates will be in attendance, or at least will send a representative, along with guest speakers from outfitter, hunting and trapper organizations among others.

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