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[large thumbnail url=”wyoming-weekly-report-highlights-heavy-handed-wildlife-management” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”28″] [thumbnail icon url=”wyoming-weekly-report-highlights-heavy-handed-wildlife-management” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”28″] The Wyoming Gray Wolf Recovery Status Report for this week shows that wildlife services have for the year so far killed 19 wolves in response to livestock predation… more than three times the number of “confirmed” wolf predations for the state.

[large thumbnail url=”editorial-wolves-wont-be-coming-to-the-northeast-after-fws-denies-petition” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”25″] [thumbnail icon url=”editorial-wolves-wont-be-coming-to-the-northeast-after-fws-denies-petition” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”25″] Freelance writer, hunter and outdoor enthusiast Darren Marcy wrote a piece which appears on the Rutland Herald Web site.

[large thumbnail url=”wolves-serve-as-political-tools-for-wyoming-candidates” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”24″] [thumbnail icon url=”wolves-serve-as-political-tools-for-wyoming-candidates” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”24″] There are many things which the candidates for Park County commissioner disagree on, but one area they have determined it is politically expedient to agree on is their support of the Wyoming wolf plan.

[large thumbnail url=”editorial-nrdcs-thoughts-on-montanas-proposed-2010-wolf-hunt” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”24″] [thumbnail icon url=”editorial-nrdcs-thoughts-on-montanas-proposed-2010-wolf-hunt” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”24″] Matt Skoglund wrote a new entry in his Switchboard blog regarding the thoughts of NRDC on Montana’s second hunt.

[large thumbnail url=”editorial-we-should-pursue-wolves-recovery” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”24″] [thumbnail icon url=”editorial-we-should-pursue-wolves-recovery” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”24″] This editorial was published in the Arizona Republic addressing the Mexican gray wolf recovery program, it’s importance and it’s challenges.

[large thumbnail url=”editorial-wolf-delisting-court-hearing-sense-and-nonsense” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”22″] [thumbnail icon url=”editorial-wolf-delisting-court-hearing-sense-and-nonsense” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”22″] Louisa Wilcox, a senior wildlife advocate for NRDC, wrote an interesting perspective piece for her blog on the NRDC switchboard giving an insiders view of the proceedings in Judge Molloy’s courtroom.

[large thumbnail url=”oregons-only-confirmed-breeding-alpha-male-missing” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”21″] [thumbnail icon url=”oregons-only-confirmed-breeding-alpha-male-missing” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”21″] Oregon’s Department of Fish and Wildlife is concerned after the alpha male of the only confirmed breeding pair in the state has been missing for three weeks.

After an extended silence, a Colorado NPR station talks to the biologist investigating claims of wolves settling in High Lonesome Ranch in Western Colorado and gives an overview of current wolf sentiments.

[large thumbnail url=”gubernatorial-candidate-wyoming-must-adapt” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”18″] [thumbnail icon url=”gubernatorial-candidate-wyoming-must-adapt” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”18″] Wyoming must adapt to a new world, or risk being left behind, according to Leslie Petersen, 69, a Democrat running for governor.

[large thumbnail url=”family-values-why-wolves-belong-together” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”18″] [thumbnail icon url=”family-values-why-wolves-belong-together” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”18″] NewScientist Magazine published an interesting article looking at the findings of Gordon Haber, outspoken wolf advocate and independent biologist, who died in a tragic accident last October.

This week represents a pivotal time for America’s wolves as Judge Molloy considers the arguments in a court case which could lead to placing wolves back on the Endangered Species List.

Filmmaker David Douglas created a 40 minute documentary focused on the wolf story and reintroduction in Idaho.

[large thumbnail url=”wallowa-county-ask-governor-to-declare-state-of-emergency-regarding-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”09″] [thumbnail icon url=”wallowa-county-ask-governor-to-declare-state-of-emergency-regarding-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”09″] Wolf depredation on livestock in Wallowa County in Washington State has earned an unusual response from the board of commissioners – a letter asking the Governor to declare a state of emergency.

The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance is offering a limited edition 3×5 version of the first US stamp to feature a conservation message for wolves.

[large thumbnail url=”living-with-wolves-spring-2010-report” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”09″] [thumbnail icon url=”living-with-wolves-spring-2010-report” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”09″] Jim and Jamie Dutcher are very well known names in the world of wolves. This is a quarterly report from them. I highly recommend visiting their Web site.

[large thumbnail url=”editorial-the-west-needs-more-not-fewer-wolves” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”09″] [thumbnail icon url=”editorial-the-west-needs-more-not-fewer-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”09″] George Wuerthner, hunter and former hunting guide and ecologist, wrote a guest column which appeared on the Missoulian Web site.

[large thumbnail url=”mexican-wolf-reintroduction-project-news-may-2010″ filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”08″] [thumbnail icon url=”mexican-wolf-reintroduction-project-news-may-2010″ filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”08″] The following is a summary of Mexican Wolf Reintroduction Project activities in Arizona on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (ASNF) and Fort Apache Indian Reservation (FAIR) and in New Mexico on the Apache National Forest (ANF) and Gila National Forest (GNF).

[large thumbnail url=”ap-federal-judge-blocks-alaskas-wolf-kill-plan” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”08″] [thumbnail icon url=”ap-federal-judge-blocks-alaskas-wolf-kill-plan” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”08″] A federal judge on Monday denied the state of Alaska’s request for a preliminary injunction to kill wolves.

[large thumbnail url=”feds-mexican-gray-wolf-program-at-risk-of-failure” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”07″] [thumbnail icon url=”feds-mexican-gray-wolf-program-at-risk-of-failure” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”07″] A report released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service now believes that the current reintroduction program for Mexican gray wolves risking failure and concludes that the program now needs to pursue full recovery.

[large thumbnail url=”public-meetings-held-regarding-proposed-montana-wolf-hunt-plans” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”07″] [thumbnail icon url=”public-meetings-held-regarding-proposed-montana-wolf-hunt-plans” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”07″] There have been a number of meetings held around Montana regarding the proposed Montana wolf hunt plan which calls for the quote to be doubled or even tripled. The meetings served as rallying points for the increasingly active anti-wolf movement.

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