Monthly Archives: June 2015


Senators ask for quicker action addressing Isle Royale’s fading wolves

Senators ask for quicker action addressing Isle Royale's fading wolves   WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Several U.S. senators are urging National Park Service to make a quick decision regarding the low number of gray wolves on the Isle Royale National Park. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan were among the senators that wrote the letter to the NPS. The letter urges the NPS to accelerate the timeline to complete planning in a year or less and to keep all options on the table that could help reverse the decline of the wolf population.  The current estimation for a final decision [...]

By | 2015-06-30T12:56:07+00:00 June 30th, 2015|Michigan|0 Comments

Petition denied to add Gray Wolves to threatened status

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rejected a petition that would reclassify most gray wolves under the Endangered Species Act as “threatened” throughout the United States. The Humane Society of the United States says the proposal offered a pathway for reasonable compromise between the current more restrictive “endangered” listing for wolves in the Great Lakes and Wyoming, and the efforts by some anti-wolf politicians in Congress to strip wolves of all protections entirely. According to the Humane Society of the United States, a “threatened” listing would have continued federal oversight and funding of wolf recovery efforts, but it would also [...]

By | 2015-06-30T12:40:44+00:00 June 30th, 2015|National|0 Comments

Decision expected on only wild population of red wolves | WNCN

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Federal officials plan to announce whether they will continue, change or end a program in North Carolina to maintain the only wild population of endangered red wolves. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans a conference call Tuesday to say what it will do with the program, an announcement that’s been delayed several times. Officials have said all options are on the table. The announcement comes several months after a report commissioned by the government criticized the program. Earlier this year, state wildlife officials asked the federal government to end the program and declare the wolves [...]

By | 2015-06-30T12:35:17+00:00 June 30th, 2015|North Carolina|0 Comments

Alaska Confirms Massive Decline in Rare Wolves, Still Plans to Hunt Them

Alaska Confirms Massive Decline in Rare Wolves, Still Plans to Hunt Them Another harvest could do irreversible damage to the wolf population. Alexander Archipelago wolf. (Photo: Facebook) JUN 20, 2015 Samantha Cowan is TakePart's associate culture and lifestyle editor. Bio In 1994, southeast Alaska was home to about 300 Prince of Wales wolves, a subspecies ofAlexander Archipelago wolves. By 2013, there were fewer than 250. Last year the population plummeted 60 percent to 89 wolves. New numbers confirm that the rare breed may have dropped to as few as 50. But the diminishing numbers won’t stop hunters from trapping and [...]

By | 2015-06-30T11:22:06+00:00 June 30th, 2015|Alaska|0 Comments