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New Trump Administration Plan for Mexican Gray Wolves Puts the ‘Lobo’ on Path to Extinction

     by Earthjustice / Ecowatch The Trump administration released on Wednesday its long-overdue recovery plan for Mexican gray wolves, one of the most endangered mammal species in North America with an estimated wild population of just over 100. However, the plan charts a course for extinction rather than recovery, cutting off wolf access to vital recovery habitat and failing … Continue reading New Trump Administration Plan for Mexican Gray Wolves Puts the ‘Lobo’ on Path to Extinction

Conservation groups sue USDA Wildlife Services over Idaho wolf kill

Featured image: School children in Montana pose with wolves that Wildlife Services killed with aerial gunning      by Predator Defense Five conservation groups filed a lawsuit in federal court today challenging the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services’ killing of gray wolves in Idaho. The agency killed at least 72 wolves in Idaho last … Continue reading Conservation groups sue USDA Wildlife Services over Idaho wolf kill

10 Mexican Gray Wolves to Be Released in New Mexico

By Center for Biological Diversity After pressure from the Center for Biological Diversity and allies, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday it will release about 10 Mexican gray wolves into the wilds of southwestern New Mexico–a move scientists say is crucial to reduce dangerous inbreeding of the rare creatures. Just days earlier, the … Continue reading 10 Mexican Gray Wolves to Be Released in New Mexico

If you are not outraged, why not?

From WildLands Defense Colorado If you are not outraged at the way this culture destroys life, why not? If you are not outraged at the murder of Blaze just two days ago, why not? If you are not outraged at John Waggoner for annihilating 2000 acres of prairie dogs for a tract home development, why … Continue reading If you are not outraged, why not?

Center for Biological Diversity: 2.7 Million Animals Killed by Wildlife Services in 2014

For Immediate Release, April 13, 2015 Contact: Amy Atwood, (503) 504-5660, atwood@biologicaldiversity.org New Data: 2.7 Million Animals Killed by Rogue Federal Wildlife Program in 2014 Ignoring Calls for Reform, Agency Shoots, Poisons and Traps Tens of thousands of Coyotes, Bears, Wolves, Foxes WASHINGTON— New data from the highly secretive arm of the U.S. Agriculture Department … Continue reading Center for Biological Diversity: 2.7 Million Animals Killed by Wildlife Services in 2014

Owen Lloyd: Gold Rush and the Invasion of California

By Owen Lloyd / DGR News Service There is a great deal of sentimentality in California around the gold rush that begun in 1848. A recent textbook described the rush as a sort of prototype for the American dream: a “dream of instant wealth, won by audacity and good luck”. [1] The cherished myth goes … Continue reading Owen Lloyd: Gold Rush and the Invasion of California

US Fish and Wildlife orders killing of gray wolf matriarch in New Mexico

By Russ McSpadden / Earth First! Journal The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service has ordered the killing of an alpha female Mexican gray wolf for crimes against the cattle industry. She is accused of being the ringleader of a six member pack that has killed four cows in southwestern New Mexico over the last several … Continue reading US Fish and Wildlife orders killing of gray wolf matriarch in New Mexico

Absence of large predatory mammals reduces biodiversity and contributes to deforestation

By Oregon State University A survey on the loss in the Northern Hemisphere of large predators, particularly wolves, concludes that current populations of moose, deer, and other large herbivores far exceed their historic levels and are contributing to disrupted ecosystems. The research, published today by scientists from Oregon State University, examined 42 studies done over … Continue reading Absence of large predatory mammals reduces biodiversity and contributes to deforestation

450 wolves killed in Montana and Idaho since removal from endangered species list

By Jeremy Hance, Mongabay Less than a year after being pulled off the Endangered Species Act (ESA), gray wolves (Canis lupus) in the western U.S. are facing an onslaught of hunting. The hunting season for wolves has just closed in Montana with 160 individuals killed, around 75 percent of 220-wolf kill quota for the state. … Continue reading 450 wolves killed in Montana and Idaho since removal from endangered species list