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WDFW BACKTRACKS ON SHUTTING DOWN WOLF-TRACKING DATA

August 17th, Washington: Washington wildlife managers have canceled a plan to withhold the exact locations of radio-collared wolves from ranchers. For now, Fish and Wildlife shares collar data with ranchers, who agree to keep the information confidential. However, the department also noted that GPS coordinates could be misused to track wolves to their dens in the spring where pups are later stashed for the summer.


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WASHINGTON STATE AGENCY HAS MADE NO DECISION ON KILLING WOLVES

August 16th, Washington: The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is gathering more information about  the Togo wolf pack, which is  suspected of attacking five head of cattle in the northeast corner of Washington.

The state's policy allows for killing wolves, if they prey on livestock three times in a 30-day period or four times in a 10-month period.


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CARR FIRE BEAR KICKING BACK IN HAMMOCK AS HER BURNED PAWS HEAL (UPDATE)

August 14th, California: The Whiskeytown bear, whose paws were severely burned in the Carr Fire, is liking the comfort of a hammock that's hanging in a covered holding facility of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The plan is to eventually release the Carr Fire bear as close as possible to where she was found.


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BEAR BURNED IN CARR FIRE TREATED WITH FISH SKINS

August 12th, California: A black bear, that's paws were burned in the deadly Carr Fire, has received an experimental kind of treatment involving fish skin. The animal is the third burned bear to receive this type of fish skin treatment, according to Fish and Wildlife, which noted that because the fish skins are sterilized, the bears don't recognize them as food.


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ALBUQUERQUE SUMMIT TO ADDRESS CRISIS OF STAT WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT IN U.S.

August 12th, New Mexico: Wildlife For All is a response to a host of problems facing wildlife conservation at the state level in many states, including: politically-appointed wildlife commissions that are not responsive to the broad public interest in wildlife. The event is organized by the Southwest Environmental Center and the Western Wildlife Conservancy. It will take place August 14, 2018 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th Street SW, Albuquerque, NM.


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GAME CAMERA CAPTURES FATHER AND SON SHOOTING BEAR AND 'SHRIEKING' CUBS IN DEN

August 8th, Alaska: Andrew Renner, 41, and Owen Renner, 18,  are accused of illegally shooting a sow black bear and her two newborn cubs in a den, then trying to cover up their actions without realizing a game camera was running the whole time.

Charges were filed Monday in Anchorage District Court.


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TWO NEW WOLF PACKS CONFIRMED ON COLVILLE RESERVATION

August 8th, Washington: Two new wolf packs, named the Nason Pack and the Frosty Pack, have been confirmed on the Colville Indian Reservation in the State of Washington.

The confirmation of the two new packs brings the total number of wolf packs on the reservation to five.


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TRUMP'S WIDLIFE PROTECTION COUNCIL IS MOSTLY TROPHY HUNTERS AND DONORS, LAWSUIT SAYS

August 2nd: A lawsuit filed by advocacy groups in a U.S. District Court in New York alleges that the International Wildlife Conservation Council is made up of “hunting enthusiasts” and “politically-connected donors” who are likely to craft favorable policy for groups that profit from hunting “imperiled animals,” the complaint said.