Tag Archives: USFWS

Lawsuit Filed to Stop Federal, State-sanctioned Killing of Endangered Wolves

[large thumbnail url=”lawsuit-filed-to-stop-federal-state-sanctioned-killing-of-endangered-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”07″ day=”02″] [thumbnail icon url=”lawsuit-filed-to-stop-federal-state-sanctioned-killing-of-endangered-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”07″ day=”02″] Four conservation groups sue the U.S. Department of Agriculture for recklessly and without sufficiently evaluating  the impact of selecting lethal response on Oregon’s small wolf population.

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Mexican Gray Wolf One Step Closer to Separate Protection Under Endangered Species Act

[large thumbnail url=”mexican-gray-wolf-one-step-closer-to-separate-protection-under-endangered-species-act” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”07″ day=”01″] [thumbnail icon url=”mexican-gray-wolf-one-step-closer-to-separate-protection-under-endangered-species-act” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”07″ day=”01″] A news release from Michael Robinson and the Center for Biological Diversity outlines a settlement filed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeking recognition of the Mexican Gray wolf as an endangered species distinct from gray wolves, meaning increased protection and new recovery standards.

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Wyoming weekly report highlights heavy handed wildlife management

[large thumbnail url=”wyoming-weekly-report-highlights-heavy-handed-wildlife-management” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”28″] [thumbnail icon url=”wyoming-weekly-report-highlights-heavy-handed-wildlife-management” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”28″] The Wyoming Gray Wolf Recovery Status Report for this week shows that wildlife services have for the year so far killed 19 wolves in response to livestock predation… more than three times the number of “confirmed” wolf predations for the state.

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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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Feds: Mexican gray wolf program “at risk of failure”

[large thumbnail url=”feds-mexican-gray-wolf-program-at-risk-of-failure” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”07″] [thumbnail icon url=”feds-mexican-gray-wolf-program-at-risk-of-failure” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”07″] A report released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service now believes that the current reintroduction program for Mexican gray wolves risking failure and concludes that the program now needs to pursue full recovery.

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USFWS responds to Alaska’s concerns about island wolves and caribou

[large thumbnail url=”usfws-responds-to-alaskas-concerns-about-island-wolves-and-caribou” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”25″] [thumbnail icon url=”usfws-responds-to-alaskas-concerns-about-island-wolves-and-caribou” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”25″] Alaska announced their intention to shoot wolves on Unimak Island, which they plan to begin by June 1, but the land is Federally owned and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a press release announcing their response.

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Monthly update: Mexican gray wolf reintroduction project

[large thumbnail url=”monthly-update-mexican-gray-wolf-reintroduction-project” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”12″] [thumbnail icon url=”monthly-update-mexican-gray-wolf-reintroduction-project” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”12″] Each month the Arizona Fish and Game Department releases a report for the Mexican gray wolf reintroduction program. Here’s the report for April 1-30, 2010.

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Two red wolf deaths being investigated in North Carolina

[large thumbnail url=”two-red-wolf-deaths-being-investigated-in-north-carolina” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”10″] [thumbnail icon url=”two-red-wolf-deaths-being-investigated-in-north-carolina” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”10″] Two critically endangered red wolves were found dead in late April in North Carolina. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a reward to find answers.

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Latest science has changed wolf recovery targets

[large thumbnail url=”latest-science-has-changed-wolf-recovery-targets” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”06″] [thumbnail icon url=”latest-science-has-changed-wolf-recovery-targets” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”06″] Ed Bangs, USFWS wolf recovery coordinator, acknowledged that more recent science has led to a change in the recovery targets for wolves since their reintroduction began in the mid 1990s.

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Wyoming landowner issued rubber bullets to deter wolves

[large thumbnail url=”wyoming-landowner-issued-rubber-bullets-to-deter-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”11″] [thumbnail icon url=”wyoming-landowner-issued-rubber-bullets-to-deter-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”11″] According to the weekly Wyoming Gray Wolf Recovery Status Report a landowner has been issued rubber bullets in order to deter wolves from harrassing his horses.

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