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Editorials published by prominent experts in the field.

Editorial: Endangered wolf needs protection instead of bullets

For eons, gray wolves roamed the northern stretches of the United States. When Europeans settled here, they systematically hunted them down until the species was perilously close to extinction. Like the grizzly bear that adorns our state flag, gray wolves were erased from every corner of California. Continue reading

Oregon’s wolf population: Agency puts politics ahead of conservation

[large thumbnail url=”oregons-wolf-population-agency-puts-politics-ahead-of-conservation” filename=”editorial” year=”2011″ month=”10″ day=”03″] [thumbnail icon url=”oregons-wolf-population-agency-puts-politics-ahead-of-conservation” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”10″ day=”03″] In The Oregonian’s Sept. 27 editorial “Howls aside, stick to the wolf plan,” the editors supported the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s decision to kill two of the four surviving wolves of the Imnaha Pack, arguing that if no one is happy, it must be the right call.

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New York Times Editorial: Way of the Wolf in Wyoming

[large thumbnail url=”new-york-times-editorial-way-of-the-wolf-in-wyoming” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”09″ day=”23″] [thumbnail icon url=”new-york-times-editorial-way-of-the-wolf-in-wyoming” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”09″ day=”23″] Wolves remain on the endangered species list in one state: Wyoming. That protection is about to go away after Interior Secretary Ken Salazar cut a bad deal with Wyoming’s governor, Matt Mead, to turn wolf management over to the state.

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Washington has no place in wildlife management

[large thumbnail url=”washington-has-no-place-in-wildlife-management” filename=”editorial” year=”2011″ month=”09″ day=”09″] [thumbnail icon url=”washington-has-no-place-in-wildlife-management” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”09″ day=”09″] This editorial, written by Andy Snyder, appeared in the York Dispatch.

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Editorial: Have you stopped beating your dog?

[large thumbnail url=”editorial-have-you-stopped-beating-your-dog” filename=”editorial” year=”2011″ month=”08″ day=”19″] [thumbnail icon url=”editorial-have-you-stopped-beating-your-dog” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”08″ day=”19″] Yes? No? Either answer you give will cast you in a negative light. Today’s anti wolf politics revolve around this concept.

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Are Wolves the Real Killers? Feds Count Livestock Losses Differently in the Northern Rockies

[large thumbnail url=”are-wolves-the-real-killers-feds-count-livestock-losses-differently-in-the-northern-rockies” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”07″ day=”18″] [thumbnail icon url=”are-wolves-the-real-killers-feds-count-livestock-losses-differently-in-the-northern-rockies” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”07″ day=”18″] Fiercely fanged, wolves efficiently kill and dismember prey. Their ferocity is indisputable, but so is their unity within the pack. The wolf is therefore symbolic of both a strong family bond and wild freedom. According to biologists, these top carnivores keep ecosystems healthy and biologically robust.

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Editorial offers a capitalistic wolf solution

[large thumbnail url=”editorial-offers-a-capitalistic-wolf-solution” filename=”editorial” year=”2011″ month=”06″ day=”09″] [thumbnail icon url=”editorial-offers-a-capitalistic-wolf-solution” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”06″ day=”09″] James G. Workman wrote an editorial which appeared on CBS news, and it suggests a cold, hard solution to the wolf issue.

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Cry, Wolf: or how wolves were removed from the Endangered Species List

[large thumbnail url=”cry-wolf-or-how-wolves-were-removed-from-the-endangered-species-list” filename=”editorial” year=”2011″ month=”06″ day=”02″] [thumbnail icon url=”cry-wolf-or-how-wolves-were-removed-from-the-endangered-species-list” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”06″ day=”02″]  “Nabeki” didn’t expect everyone to love her when, in September 2009, she founded the website “Howling for Justice” to celebrate the return of gray wolves to the Northern Rocky Mountains and to protest the then-pending wolf hunts in Montana and Idaho. She didn’t expect to fear for her life, either.

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Wolf Hunting: Popular Misconceptions and Response

[large thumbnail url=”wolf-hunting-popular-misconceptions-and-response” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”05″ day=”23″] [thumbnail icon url=”wolf-hunting-popular-misconceptions-and-response” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”05″ day=”23″] George Wuerthner wrote the following on the New West web site deconstructing the general misconceptions.

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WildEarth Guardians’ rally took a few good strides, but lacked next steps

[large thumbnail url=”wildearth-guardians-rally-took-a-few-good-strides-but-lacked-next-steps” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”12″ day=”01″] [thumbnail icon url=”wildearth-guardians-rally-took-a-few-good-strides-but-lacked-next-steps” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”12″ day=”01″] HOWLColorado’s Director of Communications attended the “Welcome Back Wolves” rally, which was hosted by WildEarth Guardians and the University of Denver School of Environmental Law, held on November 17th.

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