Monthly Archives: April 2016

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Critically Endangered Himalayan ‘Woolly’ Wolf Is In Desperate Need Of Conservation 

The Himalayan wolf is not only critically endangered but may be in dire need of conservation efforts. Scientists have found that this animal may disappear if steps aren't taken now. Did you know that there's a Himalayan wolf? It's an animal that's visibly distinct from its European cousin and may just be the most ancient wolf lineage. But this animal is critically endangered, and now researchers are showing where this wolf can be found and how efforts can be made to help it. The Himalayan wolf is much smaller than the European wolf. It has an unusually long [...]

By | 2016-04-28T08:08:05+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Himalaya|0 Comments

Scientists Prove Rare Wolves Still Exist, But They’re In Real Trouble

Scientists believe humans seriously threaten the existence of a rare type of wolf in Nepal. An international research team led by graduate student Madhu Chetri from Norway’s Hedmark University College confirmed that four fecal samples found in Nepal’s Trans-Himalayan region belonged to Himalayan wolves. Anecdotal evidence indicated that these wolves still roamed the mountains of Nepal, India and Tibet. The team, whose work was published last week in the journal ZooKeys, has proven the animals are still around.   Source: Scientists Prove Rare Wolves Still Exist, But They're In Real Trouble

By | 2016-04-28T08:01:24+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Himalaya|0 Comments

Court Settlement Provides Hope for Mexican Gray Wolves 

Court Settlement Provides Hope for Mexican Gray Wolves Victory: Forty years after Endangered Species Act protection, government required to prepare recovery plan TUSCON, AZ - A coalition of wolf conservation groups, environmental organizations and a retired federal wolf biologist today announced a court settlement requiring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service) to prepare a long-delayed recovery plan for Mexican gray wolves by November 2017. Source: Court Settlement Provides Hope for Mexican Gray Wolves | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

ENDANGERED SPECIES: Obama admin narrows planned overhaul of petition process

ENDANGERED SPECIES: Obama admin narrows planned overhaul of petition process Corbin Hiar, E&E reporterGreenwire: Wednesday, April 20, 2016The Obama administration yesterday afternoon scaled back a sweeping proposal to change the way members of the public can formally ask the Fish and Wildlife Service or National Marine Fisheries Service to review the status of animals or plants under the Endangered Species Act.When they were proposed last year, the changes -- which the services claimed would make the petition process more efficient, collaborative and transparent -- were cheered by Republicans, industry groups and states but criticized by some conservationists (Greenwire, May 19, [...]

By | 2016-04-21T15:27:12+00:00 April 21st, 2016|Advocacy Groups, National|0 Comments