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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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Oregon legislators evaluate new wolf bills

[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.

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Swedish government defends wolf hunt in face of lawsuit

[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.

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DNR, hunters differ over wolves’ impact on deer numbers

[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.

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FWP biologist honored for her management of wolf program

[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.

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Judge Molloy hears sides on wolf settlement, hunts

[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.

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Legislative pressure pushes wolf advocates to seek deal

[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.

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Wolf population declining in Northern Rocky Mountains

[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.

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Cattlemen sue for review of wolf status

[large thumbnail url=”cattlemen-sue-for-review-of-wolf-status” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”18″] [thumbnail icon url=”cattlemen-sue-for-review-of-wolf-status” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”18″] The Washington Cattlemen’s Association has filed suit to force the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to determine if the gray wolf still requires protection as an endangered species.

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Montana governor authorizes wolf killing, but federal law still outlaws it

[large thumbnail url=”montana-governor-authorizes-wolf-killing-but-federal-law-still-outlaws-it” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”18″] [thumbnail icon url=”montana-governor-authorizes-wolf-killing-but-federal-law-still-outlaws-it” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”18″] Montana governor Brian Schweitzer appears not to care for federal law, and has no faith that a scientifically-driven, or even legislatively-driven solution is forthcoming.

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House bill amendment to extend delisting to Wyoming shot down

[large thumbnail url=”house-bill-amendment-to-extend-delisting-to-wyoming-shot-down” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”17″] [thumbnail icon url=”house-bill-amendment-to-extend-delisting-to-wyoming-shot-down” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”17″] When Wyoming representative Cynthia Lummis tried to introduce an amendment to a budget bill to include her state, it was shot down on procedural grounds.

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AFP: Controversial Swedish wolf hunt ends, one shy of target

[large thumbnail url=”afp-controversial-swedish-wolf-hunt-ends-one-shy-of-target” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”17″] [thumbnail icon url=”afp-controversial-swedish-wolf-hunt-ends-one-shy-of-target” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”17″] STOCKHOLM — Sweden’s controversial wolf hunt, which has sparked widespread criticism from environmentalists and legal action from the European Commission, ended with hunters failing to cull one of the 20 animals in the quota, officials said Wednesday.

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Wisconsin releases wolf livestock predation numbers

[large thumbnail url=”wisconsin-releases-wolf-livestock-predation-numbers” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”17″] [thumbnail icon url=”wisconsin-releases-wolf-livestock-predation-numbers” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”17″] Wolves killed 63 cattle, most of which were calves, worth a total of $113,586, according to a new report from the state Department of Natural Resources. Between 25 and 27 packs of wolves are believed to have carried out the killings along with a handful of lone wolves.

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Mexican Wolf Reintroduction Project News – January 2011

[large thumbnail url=”mexican-wolf-reintroduction-project-news-january-2011″ filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”17″] [thumbnail icon url=”mexican-wolf-reintroduction-project-news-january-2011″ filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”17″] The Arizona Fish and Game Department released their monthly Mexican gray wolf update for January.

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Swedish minister defends hunt claiming it will help wolves

[large thumbnail url=”swedish-minister-defends-hunt-claiming-it-will-help-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”08″] [thumbnail icon url=”swedish-minister-defends-hunt-claiming-it-will-help-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”08″] Swedish Environment Minister Andreas Carlgren defended the licensed wolf hunt in Sweden’s parliament, the Riksdag, on Tuesday, claiming that it would help bring in new wolves and save the wolf population from inbreeding, while experts say the population is just too small.

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Year starts with positive news for Mexican gray wolves

[large thumbnail url=”year-starts-with-positive-news-for-mexican-gray-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”08″] [thumbnail icon url=”year-starts-with-positive-news-for-mexican-gray-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”08″] Population numbers for the extremely fragile Mexican gray wolves are finally headed the right direction, but the recovery is tempered by caution as the numbers still remain critically low.

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2011: Legislative year of the wolf

[large thumbnail url=”2011-legislative-year-of-the-wolf” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”08″] [thumbnail icon url=”2011-legislative-year-of-the-wolf” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”08″] In the first effort to change the Endangered Species Act in the new Congress, bills have been introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate to remove the gray wolf from the list of protected animals. Proponents say that the national wolf population, estimated at 12,000 to 16,000, has recovered sufficiently.

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