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Editorials published by prominent experts in the field.

Conservationist responds to plans to change the ESA

[large thumbnail url=”conservationist-responds-to-plans-to-change-the-esa” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”11″ day=”01″] [thumbnail icon url=”conservationist-responds-to-plans-to-change-the-esa” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”11″ day=”01″] Kirk Robinson, Executive Director of Western Wildlife Conservency in Salt Lake City, wrote an editorial response for the Salt Lake Tribune regarding the proposals to remove wolves from the Endangered Species List.

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Editorial: Otter huffs and puffs, again, about wolves

[large thumbnail url=”editorial-otter-huffs-and-puffs-again-about-wolves” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”10″ day=”15″] [thumbnail icon url=”editorial-otter-huffs-and-puffs-again-about-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”10″ day=”15″] Kevin Richert, writing on the IdahoStatesmen.com Web site, is not pro-wolf. It’s not really anti-wolf either, but its certainly interesting and it carefully, and with little deviation, targets Otter for his cynical strategy and Wyoming for being the root cause of all the problems.

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Is it 2010 or 1910? Politicians appear to be confused

[large thumbnail url=”is-it-2010-or-1910-politicians-appear-to-be-confused” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”10″ day=”06″] [thumbnail icon url=”is-it-2010-or-1910-politicians-appear-to-be-confused” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”10″ day=”06″] A guest column which appeared in Montana’s Flathead Beacon – which claims to be Fresh. Local. Enlightning. – by Rep. Denny Rehberg shows a narrow, and dangerous viewpoint.

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The Big Bad Wolf Makes Good

[large thumbnail url=”the-big-bad-wolf-makes-good” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”30″] [thumbnail icon url=”the-big-bad-wolf-makes-good” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”30″] Excellent editorial that attempts to refocus away from political grandstanding and back on to the effect of wolves on their surrounding ecosystem.

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Editorial: Wolves won’t be coming to the Northeast after FWS denies petition

[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.

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Editorial: NRDC’s thoughts on Montana’s proposed 2010 wolf hunt

[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.

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Editorial: We should pursue wolves’ recovery

[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.

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Editorial: Wolf Delisting Court Hearing – Sense and Nonsense

[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.

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Editorial: The West needs more, not fewer, wolves

[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.

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Editorial: Co-existing with hunters

[large thumbnail url=”editorial-co-existing-with-hunters” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”13″] [thumbnail icon url=”editorial-co-existing-with-hunters” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”13″] HOWLColorado is not an anti-hunting organization. We feel this would be not only politically foolish, but also a tad hypocritical – wolves are predators after all.

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We need wolves to be wolves

[large thumbnail url=”we-need-wolves-to-be-wolves” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”12″] [thumbnail icon url=”we-need-wolves-to-be-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”12″]Unfortunately, most hunters are single minded about what is important and ecological integrity takes a backseat to “getting their elk.” – George Wuerthner

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A letter to ESPN (and Disney) about wolves

[large thumbnail url=”a-letter-to-espn-and-disney-about-wolves” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”03″] [thumbnail icon url=”a-letter-to-espn-and-disney-about-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”03″] I hope that Matt Skoglund will forgive this direct copy and paste of a blog post on the NRDC switchboard.

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ESPN publishes disturbing article of half-truths and lies

[large thumbnail url=”espn-publishes-disturbing-article-of-half-truths-and-lies” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”03″] [thumbnail icon url=”espn-publishes-disturbing-article-of-half-truths-and-lies” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”03″] James Swan (yes, the 3rd tier actor), in trying to get attention for his book In Defense of Hunting, managed to get an article published on ESPN which served to play to his core consumer through misleading, or worse, purely inaccurate information demonizing wolves.

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Editorial: Utah legislature cries wolf

[large thumbnail url=”editorial-utah-legislature-cries-wolf” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”26″] [thumbnail icon url=”editorial-utah-legislature-cries-wolf” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”26″] This editorial appeared on the Standard-Examinar Web site in response to all the various Utah legislation.

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Editorial: With wolves, it’s time to separate fact from fiction

[large thumbnail url=”south-african-man-tours-country-with-a-wolf” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”16″]  Jeff Welsch – communications director for the Greater Yellowstone Coalition – write a guest column which appeared in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

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Editorial: As the gray wolf recovers, who are its friends?

[large thumbnail url=”editorial-as-the-gray-wolf-recovers-who-are-its-friends” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”15″] [thumbnail icon url=”editorial-as-the-gray-wolf-recovers-who-are-its-friends” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”15″] Daniel Jack Chasan wrote an editorial which appeared on crosscut.com about wolves returning to Washington state.

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Editorial: Turning parks into grizzly graveyards

[large thumbnail url=”editorial-turning-parks-into-grizzly-graveyards” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”10″] [thumbnail icon url=”editorial-turning-parks-into-grizzly-graveyards” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”10″] An editorial posted on the Goldstream News Gazette website on behalf of the David Suzuki Foundation highlights the plight of grizzly bears (and by extention other megafauna) in British Columbia.

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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation attacks conservation groups

[large thumbnail url=”rocky-mountain-elk-foundation-attacks-conservation-groups” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”02″ day=”28″] In an “article” published on ESPN’s hunting pages, the RMEF says conservation groups which are pro-wolf are perpetuating the fight over wolves in order to make money.

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Idaho legislature authors dangerous resolution targeting wolves

[large thumbnail url=”idaho-legislature-authors-dangerous-resolution-targeting-wolves” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”02″ day=”19″] [thumbnail icon url=”idaho-legislature-authors-dangerous-resolution-targeting-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”02″ day=”19″] Resolution 43 which asks the governor of Idaho to declare a state of emergency for Idaho and use any legal means necessary to reduce the number of wolves to the minimum required to recover the species – which could be as low as 100 wolves.

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Wolf was left to rot before Idaho woman claimed it

[large thumbnail url=”wolf-was-left-to-rot-before-idaho-woman-claimed-it” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”02″ day=”15″] [thumbnail icon url=”wolf-was-left-to-rot-before-idaho-woman-claimed-it” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”02″ day=”15″] According to a post on Ralph Maughan’s well-known wolf advocacy blog, the wolf confiscated by officials from an Idaho woman – who sought to see the wolf counted towards the state’s quota – had been left to rot where it was shot.

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