AUGUST 2017

 

ARIZONA: DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND FISH IS REVIEWING FEDS’ DRAFT OF THE MEXICAN WOLF RECOVERY PLAN

“This science-based plan provides a description of the Mexican wolf’s historical range to ensure proper genetic management between Mexican wolves and Canadian gray wolves that were transplanted into the northern Rocky Mountains, which are prominent in areas north of I-40,” said Jim deVos, assistant director for wildlife management for the Arizona Game and Fish Department. “This affords agencies invested in wolf recovery a pathway toward preserving and protecting the Mexican wolf from genetic swamping that would jeopardize this uniquely smaller subspecies.” Read More…  Take Action! Read the plan and submit your comments. Public comment period closes 8/29/2017.

 

WISONSIN: PRESS RELEASE: WISCONSIN HOUNDERS ILLEGALLY HARRASS WOLVES

Hunters unleashing packs of dogs to tree bears in Wisconsin woods are criminally harassing gray wolves in violation of the Endangered Species Act, according to a complaint filed today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). Read More from Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin...

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APPEALS COURT BACKS WOLVES’ ENDANGERED STATUS
Wolves in the Great Lakes region and Wyoming won another reprieve Tuesday when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said the animals must remain under federal Endangered Species Act protection. Read More…
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WASH: DIVIDED DEBATE: SHOULD WASHINGTON KILL “SMACKOUT” PACK WOLVES?

The decision has created a divided debate. Wolf Haven International said it supports lethal removal of these animals since it is a last resort. On the other side, a West Coast Wolf advocate said killing the wolves will only make the situation worse. Read More…