Tag Archives: defenders of wildlife

Defenders: Our Forests, Our Wolves

[large thumbnail url=”defenders-our-forests-our-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”09″ day=”09″] [thumbnail icon url=”defenders-our-forests-our-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”09″ day=”09″]  Wyoming’s wolf “management” plan includes shoot-on-sight provisions for much of the state, however, some of that is national forest, which belongs to all Americans – and that includes the wolves those forests contain.

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Movie screening of Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a land ethic for our time

[large thumbnail url=”movie-screening-of-green-fire-aldo-leopold-and-a-land-ethic-for-our-time” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”09″ day=”08″] [thumbnail icon url=”movie-screening-of-green-fire-aldo-leopold-and-a-land-ethic-for-our-time” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”09″ day=”08″] “There are two things that interest me: the relation of people to each other, and the relation of people to land.” -Aldo Leopold

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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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Defenders backs Michael Bennet in CO Senate race

Michael BennetThe Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, the political arm of the non-profit organization, endorses political candidates in each election cycle based on their record as it relates to ecological and wildlife conservation issues. The action fund has weighed in on Colorado’s most visible nationally relevant race.

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Gov. “Butch” attacks Defenders’ reimbursement program changes

[large thumbnail url=”gov-butch-attacks-defenders-reimbursement-program-changes” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”01″] [thumbnail icon url=”gov-butch-attacks-defenders-reimbursement-program-changes” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”01″] Known anti-wolf activist and current Idaho governor, C. L. Otter sent the following “opinion” to all media outlets.

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Compensation plan changes leads to troubles for Defenders

[large thumbnail url=”compensation-plan-changes-leads-to-troubles-for-defenders” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”01″] [thumbnail icon url=”compensation-plan-changes-leads-to-troubles-for-defenders” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”01″] The Defenders of Wildlife plans to change their compensation plan due to increased federal funds for reimbursements has led to a heated back and forth.

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Defenders stops paying reimbursement; focuses on working with ranchers

[large thumbnail url=”defenders-stops-paying-reimbursement-focuses-on-working-with-ranchers” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”08″ day=”27″] [thumbnail icon url=”defenders-stops-paying-reimbursement-focuses-on-working-with-ranchers” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”08″ day=”27″] Defenders of Wildlife is stopping its Wolf Compensation fund in September and has plans to instead focus on working with ranchers to improve chances for co-existance with wolves.

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Defenders: Brutal plan for Northern Rockies wolves

[large thumbnail url=”defenders-brutal-plan-for-northern-rockies-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”08″ day=”25″] [thumbnail icon url=”defenders-brutal-plan-for-northern-rockies-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”08″ day=”25″] The Defenders of Wildlife is highlighting the USDA’s Wildlife Services’ plans to wipe out hundreds of wolves in the upper Rocky Mountains. The Endangered Species Act ruling doesn’t protect wolves from the organization originally responsible for exterminating all the wolves in the region in the 1940s.

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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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Third Mexican gray wolf killed by poachers in as many weeks

[large thumbnail url=”third-mexican-gray-wolf-killed-by-poachers-in-as-many-weeks” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”07″ day=”19″] [thumbnail icon url=”third-mexican-gray-wolf-killed-by-poachers-in-as-many-weeks” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”07″ day=”19″] The critically endangered mexican gray wolves are facing a persistent and seemingly coordinated assault by poachers. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has confirmed that a third Mexican gray wolf has been killed.

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Press Release: Idaho and Montana Wolf Hunts End

[large thumbnail url=”press-release-idaho-and-montana-wolf-hunts-end” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”01″] [thumbnail icon url=”press-release-idaho-and-montana-wolf-hunts-end” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”01″] A press release from Earthjustice, Defenders of Wildlife, Natural Resource Defense Council and Center for Biological Diversity talks about the first wolf hunting season in decades coming to a close.

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Maughan Blog: As feared, wolf damage mitigation board just a slush fund

[large thumbnail url=”maughan-blog-as-feared-wolf-damage-mitigation-board-just-a-slush-fund” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”29″] [thumbnail icon url=”maughan-blog-as-feared-wolf-damage-mitigation-board-just-a-slush-fund” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”29″] Ralph Maughan does a good job of explaining the situation in Montana and effectively highlights the waste of money and improper use of the funds as not one preventative measure is put in to place during 2009.

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Alaskan aerial gunners wipe out wolf pack; Defenders mobilizes

[large thumbnail url=”alaskan-aerial-gunners-wipe-out-wolf-pack-defenders-mobilizes” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”19″] [thumbnail icon url=”alaskan-aerial-gunners-wipe-out-wolf-pack-defenders-mobilizes” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”19″] A pack of eight wolves has been wiped out already, and Defenders, along with other organizations, are working together to fight this legislatively and legally.

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Defenders: Alaska Takes Aim at Wolves Near Federal Lands, 200 Targeted

[large thumbnail url=”defenders-alaska-takes-aim-at-wolves-near-federal-lands-200-targeted” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”16″] [thumbnail icon url=”defenders-alaska-takes-aim-at-wolves-near-federal-lands-200-targeted” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”16″] In March of 2009, Alaska used spotter planes and a helicopter to kill 84 wolves near the Yukon-Charlie Rivers National Preserve. Defenders is mobilizing a campaign to try and prevent state officials killing more than twice as many in 2010.

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Defenders responds to Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation claims

[large thumbnail url=”defenders-responds-to-rocky-mountain-elk-foundation-claims” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”05″] [thumbnail icon url=”defenders-responds-to-rocky-mountain-elk-foundation-claims” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”05″] In a letter to the editors, Mike Leahy, Rocky Mountain Region Director for Defenders of Wildlife responded to the accusations of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

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