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Rare Alaskan wolf being considered for addition to the ESA

Today, even while the US Fish & Wildlife Service is trying to delist wolves from endangered status in the Lower-48 states, the agency posted its decision that an Endangered Species Act (ESA)
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(PRESS RELEASE) Rare Alaskan Wolf Closer to Endangered Species Act Protection

ANCHORAGE, Alaska- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that Alaska’s Alexander Archipelago wolves may need protection under the Endangered Species Act because of unsustainable logging in the Tongass National Forest and elsewhere in southeast Alaska. The agency will now conduct an in-depth status review of this rare subspecies of gray wolf, which lives only in the region’s old-growth forests.  Continue reading

Protect wolves at Denali National Park, wildlife activists plead

The wolf pack that has enchanted thousands of visitors at Alaska’s Denali National Park did not produce any pups this year and its members have dispersed widely across the park, says a petition seeking to ban hunting and trapping along the park’s northeastern boundary, where a female wolf was fatally snared earlier this year. Continue reading

Moose Shortage on the Kenai Peninsula; Habitat or Predatory Related?

[large thumbnail url=”moose-shortage-on-the-kenai-peninsula-habitat-or-predatory-related” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”10″ day=”07″] [thumbnail icon url=”moose-shortage-on-the-kenai-peninsula-habitat-or-predatory-related” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”10″ day=”07″] Aerial wolf control on the Kenai Peninsula: a controversial solution to low moose populations is just one of the proposals that has state biologists and environmental and animal conservation groups on opposite ends.

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Aerial wolf hunting on the Kenai Peninsula?

[large thumbnail url=”aerial-wolf-hunting-on-the-kenai-peninsula” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”09″ day=”23″] [thumbnail icon url=”aerial-wolf-hunting-on-the-kenai-peninsula” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”09″ day=”23″] John Toppenberg from the Peninsula Clarion reveals details about plans to use aerial wolf-hunting on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska

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Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Rare Alaskan Wolf

[large thumbnail url=”endangered-species-act-protection-sought-for-rare-alaskan-wolf” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”08″ day=”12″] [thumbnail icon url=”endangered-species-act-protection-sought-for-rare-alaskan-wolf” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”08″ day=”12″] SITKA, Alaska (Greenpeace) — The Center for Biological Diversity and Greenpeace petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today to give Endangered Species Act protection to the Alexander Archipelago wolf, a rare subspecies of gray wolf found only in the old-growth forests of Southeast Alaska.

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Citizen group asks Alaska Fish and Game not to kill wolves

[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.

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Thanksgiving flashback: Wolf fishes for salmon – just like the bears

© Paul Stinsa

© Paul Stinsa

Recalling a fascinating wolf story from 2007:

Brooks River Falls in Katmai National Park & Preserve – An amateur wildlife photographer captures stunning shots of a wolf using bear fishing techniques to efficiently snag herself more than a dozen salmon from an Alaskan river.

When a lone, female wolf appeared at the Brooks River Falls in Katmai National Park & Preserve this summer and began catching sockeye salmon as if she were the most efficient of brown bears, photographer Paul Stinsa didn’t know what to think.

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Alaskan wildlife agents encourage wolf precautions

[large thumbnail url=”conservationists-intervene-in-frivolous-anti-mexican-gray-wolf-lawsuit” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”11″ day=”18″] [thumbnail icon url=”conservationists-intervene-in-frivolous-anti-mexican-gray-wolf-lawsuit” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”11″ day=”18″] JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Members of the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Wildlife Conservation team are asking base residents to increase their personal safety measures and responsibilities regarding safety from wolf.

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NTSB releases report on crash which killed Gordon Haber

[large thumbnail url=”conservationists-intervene-in-frivolous-anti-mexican-gray-wolf-lawsuit” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”11″ day=”15″] [thumbnail icon url=”conservationists-intervene-in-frivolous-anti-mexican-gray-wolf-lawsuit” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”11″ day=”15″] According to the Anchorage Daily News the NTSB has released their report regarding the plane crash which killed well-known wolf advocate, Gordon Haber. 

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Alaska Supreme Court upholds state’s predator program

[large thumbnail url=”alaska-supreme-court-upholds-states-predator-program” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”08″ day=”10″] [thumbnail icon url=”alaska-supreme-court-upholds-states-predator-program” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”08″ day=”10″] The Alaska Supreme Court has upheld the state’s predator control programs, ruling they mesh with the state constitution’s mandate to manage wildlife for sustained yield.

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Judge rejects Alaska’s Unimak plan, but sets hearing

[large thumbnail url=”judge-rejects-alaskas-unimak-plan-but-sets-hearing” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”07″] [thumbnail icon url=”judge-rejects-alaskas-unimak-plan-but-sets-hearing” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”07″] A federal judge refused to issue Alaska a temporary restraining order on Thursday, June 3 and instead scheduled a hearing for Monday, June 7.

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USFWS responds to Alaska’s concerns about island wolves and caribou

[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.

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