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Tag Archives: USFWS
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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