Pup fostering gives genetic boost to wild Mexican wolves

U.S. 06/18/19, 17:47

It's a carefully planned mission that involves coordination across state lines — from Mexican gray wolf dens hidden deep in the woods of New Mexico and Arizona to breeding facilities at zoos and special conservation centers around the U.S.It's also about timing as wolves in the wild and those in ...

Endangered Mexican wolves blamed for more livestock deaths

U.S. 05/27/19, 15:47

It's shaping up to be a deadly year for livestock in the American Southwest as the number of cows and calves killed by Mexican gray wolves has skyrocketed, aggravating an already tenuous relationship between U.S. wildlife managers, environmentalists and rural residents.Federal reports show the endangered wolves have been blamed for ...

State official supports delisting wolves in all Washington

Enviroment 05/09/19, 12:35

Wolves should be removed from the federal endangered species list throughout Washington state, Washington Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind wrote in a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released this week."This is the right direction for wolf conservation and management in our state long-term," Susewind wrote in ...

4 pups of endangered species of wolf born at Chicago zoo

U.S. 05/02/19, 07:14

Four pups of a critically endangered species of wolf have been born at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago.The zoo says in a news release that the two male and two female red wolf pubs were born April 13 — the first new litter or red wolf pups at the zoo ...

Isle Royale moose population surges during wolf decline

U.S. 04/30/19, 10:00

Moose are thriving at Isle Royale National Park, but the trees on which they feast are paying a heavy price, scientists reported Tuesday.An estimated 2,060 of the lumbering beasts roam the island wilderness, according to a report by Michigan Technological University researchers who spend weeks there each winter observing the ...

Endangered wolf pups born in captivity join dens in the wild

U.S. 04/25/19, 13:41

Missouri wildlife officials have placed six Mexican wolf pups born in captivity near St. Louis with two packs in the wild, in a new effort to repopulate the critically endangered species.Three members of the Endangered Wolf Center in Eureka, Missouri, flew with the 11-day-old pups to Phoenix on April 18. ...

Federal appeals court overturns Idaho wolf-killing ruling

Enviroment 04/24/19, 13:54

A federal appeals court has overturned a U.S. District Court's dismissal of a lawsuit by environmental groups challenging a federal agency's killing of wolves in Idaho.A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel on Tuesday ruled that U.S. District Court Judge Edward Lodge erred in January 2018 when he ruled ...

Plan has new rules on killing wolves that prey on livestock

Enviroment 04/15/19, 19:25

With Oregon's wolf population growing, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife on Monday issued a draft conservation and management plan that established a new timetable involving when wolves can be killed for preying on livestock.The old plan allowed for hunts after two confirmed wolf depredations of livestock in an ...

Survey: More Mexican gray wolves roaming southwestern US

U.S. 04/08/19, 13:58

More Mexican gray wolves are roaming the American Southwest now than at any time since federal biologists began reintroducing the predators more than two decades ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday.Agency officials declared progress for the endangered species in New Mexico and Arizona, saying there are at ...

Washington wolf census finds more packs, breeding pairs

U.S. 04/04/19, 14:26

The number of gray wolves in Washington state kept growing last year and for the first time the state documented a pack living west of the Cascade Range, wildlife officials said Thursday.The state has a minimum of 126 wolves in 27 packs with 15 successful breeding pairs, defined as male ...

Government-funded study says red wolves are distinct species

Science 03/28/19, 10:03

A panel of top scientists has concluded the endangered red wolf of the southeastern U.S. is a species unto itself.The study by the National Academy of Sciences gives the beleaguered canine a scientific and political boost as its numbers plummet in the wild.The panel also found the Mexican gray wolf ...

Hungry wolves may get new home at Isle Royale National Park

U.S. 03/21/19, 18:26

A U.S.-Canadian team prepared Thursday for another mission to relocate gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan from a second Lake Superior island, where the predators are in danger of starvation after gobbling up a caribou herd.The targeted pack is on Michipicoten Island on the eastern side of ...

Update: Wolves resilient, but proposal tests expansion

U.S. 03/14/19, 16:18

The Latest on the proposed removal of federal protections for wolves (all times local):3:15 p.m.A proposal to strip gray wolves of federal protections could curtail their rapid expansion across vast swaths of the U.S., yet the predators already are proving to be resilient in states where hunting and trapping occur.The ...

US moves to lift remaining gray wolf protections

U.S. 03/14/19, 07:49

Gray wolves in the U.S. would be stripped of federal protection and subjected to hunting and trapping in more states under a proposal released Thursday that declares the predators recovered following a decades-long restoration effort.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to revoke the wolves' endangered and threatened species status ...

Update: US official says wolf population has recovered

U.S. 03/06/19, 13:08

The Latest on plans to lift endangered species protections for gray wolves in the Lower 48 states (all times local):11 a.m.Acting U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt says the nation's population of gray wolves has fully recovered across the Lower 48 states and no longer needs federal protection.U.S. Fish and Wildlife ...

NewsBreak: US plans to lift protections for gray wolves

U.S. 03/06/19, 11:39

U.S. wildlife officials plan to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, a move certain to re-ignite the legal battle over a predator that's rebounding in some regions and running into conflicts with farmers and ranchers, an official told The Associated Press.Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt was ...

Animal saved from icy Estonian river turns out to be a wolf

Europe 02/24/19, 09:05

Estonian construction workers got the shock of their lives when they found out the animal they saved from an icy river was not a dog but a wolf.Rando Kartsepp, Robin Sillamae and Erki Vali told the Postimees newspaper they were working at the Sindi dam on the frozen Parnu River ...

Wolf taken to Isle Royale last fall returns to mainland

U.S. 02/07/19, 10:13

A gray wolf that was moved from Minnesota to Isle Royale National Park last fall has wandered back to the mainland, trekking more than 15 miles (24 kilometers) across the frozen surface of Lake Superior to reach her home turf, officials said Wednesday.The female was among four wolves relocated from ...

Update: Judge upholds California gray wolf protection

U.S. 01/28/19, 22:57

The Latest on a judge upholding California protection for gray wolves (all times local):8 p.m.A California farming group says it will work with the state to reduce the impact of wolves on livestock after a judge upheld their protection.The judge in San Diego ruled Monday that California was right in ...

Environmental groups withdraw from Oregon wolf plan talks

Enviroment 01/07/19, 16:48

Environmental groups in Oregon announced Monday they have withdrawn from talks on how to manage the state's rebounding wolf population because of what they called a "broken" process, and concerns that state wildlife officials want to make it easier to kill wolves that eat livestock without trying other alternatives.The announcement ...

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