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[large thumbnail url=”newcomer-wolf-migrated-to-take-over-island-pack” filename=”science” year=”2011″ month=”03″ day=”30″] [thumbnail icon url=”newcomer-wolf-migrated-to-take-over-island-pack” filename=”science” year=”2011″ month=”03″ day=”30″] There’s a new kid in town — or at least there was — among the long-studied wolves of Lake Superior’s Isle Royal, where biologist called him “The Old, Gray Guy.”

Spokesman Dale Potter is taking his anti-wolf rhetoric, and that of the group he is recognized for leading, to Salem, the state capitol of Oregon as the state debates how to handle wolves in two new bills before legislators.

[large thumbnail url=”citizen-group-asks-alaska-fish-and-game-not-to-kill-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”03″ day=”30″] [thumbnail icon url=”citizen-group-asks-alaska-fish-and-game-not-to-kill-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”03″ day=”30″] According to a story posted on the Alaska Public Radio Network web site, a citizen group has asked Alaska’s Department of Fish and Game not to kill a pack of wolves which call a popular local state park home.

[large thumbnail url=”oregon-legislators-evaluate-new-wolf-bills” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”03″ day=”28″] [thumbnail icon url=”oregon-legislators-evaluate-new-wolf-bills” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”03″ day=”28″] Oregon legislators have two new wolf bills to consider. One which would compensate ranchers and other for losses due to wolves, the other which seems to confirm situations where someone can “take” a wolf.

[large thumbnail url=”swedish-government-defends-wolf-hunt-in-face-of-lawsuit” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”03″ day=”28″] [thumbnail icon url=”swedish-government-defends-wolf-hunt-in-face-of-lawsuit” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”03″ day=”28″] Stockholm – Licensed wolf hunting is necessary to secure public support for a viable wolf population in Sweden, Swedish Environment Minister Andreas Carlgren on Monday said in response to European Commission criticism of the practice earlier this year.

[large thumbnail url=”dnr-hunters-differ-over-wolves-impact-on-deer-numbers” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”03″ day=”28″] [thumbnail icon url=”dnr-hunters-differ-over-wolves-impact-on-deer-numbers” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”03″ day=”28″] Although it’s well documented that Wisconsin’s gray wolf population is thriving, the impact wolves have on the state’s deer is not well noted.

[large thumbnail url=”fwp-biologist-honored-for-her-management-of-wolf-program” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”03″ day=”28″] [thumbnail icon url=”fwp-biologist-honored-for-her-management-of-wolf-program” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”03″ day=”28″] Carolyn Sime was honored recently as Biologist of the Year by the Montana Chapter of The Wildlife Society for her decade-long effort to develop Montana’s wolf conservation and management program.

[large thumbnail url=”judge-molloy-hears-sides-on-wolf-settlement-hunts” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”03″ day=”28″] [thumbnail icon url=”judge-molloy-hears-sides-on-wolf-settlement-hunts” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”03″ day=”28″] Wolves faced two kinds of hunts during a hearing before U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy last Thursday.

[large thumbnail url=”legislative-pressure-pushes-wolf-advocates-to-seek-deal” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”03″ day=”18″] [thumbnail icon url=”legislative-pressure-pushes-wolf-advocates-to-seek-deal” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”03″ day=”18″] Wildlife advocacy groups are feeling the pressure of an impending and dangerous legislative solution, which could strip the Endangered Species Act of much of it’s power and leave wolves in all parts of the country at serious risk.

[large thumbnail url=”wolf-population-declining-in-northern-rocky-mountains” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”03″ day=”14″] [thumbnail icon url=”wolf-population-declining-in-northern-rocky-mountains” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”03″ day=”14″] An inter-agency federal report released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports that the number of wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains declined about 5 percent last year.

The Arizona Fish and Game Department released their monthly Mexican gray wolf update for February.

Breaking down H.R. 1

March 1st, 2011

Here’s a breakdown of everything in H.R. 1 that is either ecologically, or environmentally damaging, including SEC 1713.

The House Budget Bill, including the dangerous SEC.1713, which would remove wolves in some states from the endangered species act permanently – without any scientific guidance, will go to the floor of the US Senate in the next day or so.

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