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USFWS Continues Plans for Mexican Wolf Releases in NM

Despite opposition from the New Mexico Game and Fish Department and NM governor Susana Martinez, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is continuing plans to release additional Mexican gray wolves into the wilds of southwestern New Mexico in 2016. Mexican … Continue reading

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Northern Rocky Mountain Wolf Program 2014 Report Available

The detailed annual report on the status, distribution, and management of the Northern Rocky Mountain (Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming) wolf population is now available from the US Fish and Wildlife Service.  The report also features information on wolf populations in … Continue reading

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USFWS Review of Red Wolf Recovery Program Available Online

The US Fish and Wildlife Service’s independent review, conducted by the Wildlife Management Institute, of the Red Wolf Recovery Program is now available online. The review focused on three elements of the recovery program — the supporting science, management of … Continue reading

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Federal Protection Restored for Wyoming Wolves

U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson has restored federal protections to wolves in Wyoming, at least temporarily. Wyoming assumed control over its wolves from the federal government in 2012 after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined that the … Continue reading

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Reinterpretation of Policy Could “Eviscerate” Endangered Species Act

A seemingly minor intended shift in interpretation for the Endangered Species Act could “eviscerate” protection for species listed under the Act.  The change in policy, a reinterpretation of the phrase “significant portion of its range” in the Act, is scheduled … Continue reading

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Two Pairs Of Mexican Wolves Released!

The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD) are releasing two pairs of Mexican wolves back into the wild. On April 2 they released M1290 and F1218 into the Blue Range Wolf … Continue reading

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First Ever USFWS “Take” Permit For A Red Wolf Issued to Hyde County Landowner

First Ever USFWS “Take” Permit For A Red Wolf Issued to Hyde County Landowner Farm owner Jett Ferebee has recently been granted by the USFWS the first known permit to kill a red wolf on his Tyrell County Farm. After … Continue reading

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Comment Period Reopened for Wolf Delisting Proposal

A scientific review panel has shot down the USFWS’s proposal to remove Endangered Species Act protections for the gray wolf, as the proposal was not based on sound science.  You can read the original report here. The public comment period … Continue reading

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Bad News for Wolves

A measure removing gray wolves from the federal endangered species list made it into the must-pass U.S. Senate budget bill late Monday night. Senators Jon Tester and Max Baucus, both R-MT, at the last minute placed a rider in the … Continue reading

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Wolf Delisting Proposed Again

The flip flop of wolves on and off the Endangered Species List is continuing. Currently both the Western Great Lakes population and the Northern Rockies population are on the federal list, with full protection. But when the Great Lakes wolves … Continue reading

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