wolves

Senate Republicans Push for Extinction of North Carolina’s Red Wolf

Senate Republicans Push for Extinction of North Carolina’s Red Wolf

Tucked away in the Senate report accompanying Monday’s funding bill for the Department of the Interior is a directive to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to “end the Red Wolf recovery program and declare the Red Wolf extinct.” “Senate Republicans are trying to hammer a final nail in the coffin of the struggling red […]

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    Wildlife Advocates Celebrate: Romania Bans Trophy Hunting

    Wildlife Advocates Celebrate: Romania Bans Trophy Hunting

    By Alicia Graef In a surprise move that has wildlife advocates cheering, Romania’s government has taken action to protect its large carnivores from trophy hunters. Last week, the Environment Ministry announced a total ban on trophy hunting of brown bears, wolves, lynx and and other wild cats, which is expected to save thousands of animals […]

    Court Stops U.S. Fish & Wildlife from Killing Wild Red Wolves

    Court Stops U.S. Fish & Wildlife from Killing Wild Red Wolves

    The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina today issued a preliminary injunction that orders the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to stop capturing and killing—and authorizing private landowners to capture and kill—members of the rapidly dwindling population of wild red wolves. On behalf of Defenders of Wildlife, the Animal Welfare […]

    Norway to Kill 47 of Its Remaining 68 Wolves

    Norway to Kill 47 of Its Remaining 68 Wolves

    Norway has announced plans to kill more than two-thirds of its remaining wolves, justifying the action as protection for livestock. The plan has sparked outrage by conservationists. Three wolf packs, including pups, will be shot by hunters during Norway’s annual hunting season, which runs from Oct. 1 to March 31. Last year, 11,571 people applied […]

    Simple Solutions for Coexistence of Wolves and Livestock

    Simple Solutions for Coexistence of Wolves and Livestock

    The night sky was completely dark except for the light from the Milky Way when I heard the dogs starting to growl. They could hear movement in the woods near the sheep bedgrounds and were automatically on guard. Wolves were denned not far away but I couldn’t yet tell what had the Great Pyrenees on […]