The Center for Biological Diversity highlights conservation concerns after extermination of Sage Creek wolf pack worsens the problems of genetic isolation for the wolves in the famous national park.
The National Agricultural Statistics Service doesn’t publish their statistics for livestock deaths too often, however, the most recent statistics available (2005) show that natural predation of livestock is relatively rare, and wolves account for a very small percentage of those deaths.
Defenders of Wildlife offer a unique, and very valuable service. They work with ranchers, biologists and Federal land managers where it matters; The interaction points between human and wolf. The following video shows how Defenders of Wildlife is working on non-lethal ways to keep wolves away from livestock and support a peaceful co-existance. Visit the special site, http://www.savewolves.org/donate to help with this worthwhile approach to wolf conservation.
In my younger days I worked for the BLM in Boise, Idaho. A new range conservationists, named Daryl, came to the district. On Friday after work, we invited Daryl to a party so he could meet some of the local folks. I was talking to a couple of women when Daryl ambled up to us with a beer in his hand and big smile on his face. I introduced him and he started talking to the ladies
Wolves continue to thrive in Minnesota, and the process to remove them from the Endangered Species List continues. While that is good news for the species, it will present new wolf management problems. Near Thief River Falls in the northwestern corner of the state, new research showing wolves are little threat to livestock worries some farmers.
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