Feds Released Dangerous Wolves Into the Wild

Interior Department officials placed the welfare of wolves over public safety, neglecting to inform residents when wolves were roaming and killing cattle in New Mexico, according to a new audit. An official in charge of the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program, which was established to conserve the species, was found to be protecting […]

Red and Eastern Wolves Are Hybrids, Not Species for Protection

“Wild canines in North America have had a complicated, controversial history, and a new study published yesterday in Science Advances adds to the current controversy of the endangered status of American wolves. “The study, the most comprehensive to date, examined the DNA of the three American wolf species recognized by the U.S. government, with American […]

Feds to release wolves in New Mexico despite opposition

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – U.S. officials plan to release Mexican wolves in New Mexico this year despite the state’s opposition. The Albuquerque Journal reports that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday posted a plan to its website saying it intends to release a pack of wolves in the state and place pups born […]

Ranchers, hunters praise gray wolf decision

Hunters and ranchers are applauding Gov. Kate Brown this week for upholding the decision to delist gray wolves from the state’s endangered species list. On Tuesday, Brown signed a bill ratifying the delisting into state law. In a statement, the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association said ranchers had made numerous trips and driven thousands of miles across […]

Wolf delisting passes U.S. House

Wyoming’s governor supports an amendment that passed the U.S. House on Friday to restore wolf management duties in Wyoming and three other states. Wyoming wildlife regulators say they’re ready should the bill survive the U.S. Senate and get signed into law. The amendment would also halt future judicial review of federal wolf protections in the […]

U.S.F.W.S. Refuses to List Archipelago Wolf as Endangered or Threatened

SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 12-month finding on a petition to list the Alexander Archipelago wolf (Canis lupus ligoni) as an endangered or threatened species and to designate critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The petitioners provided three listing options for consideration by […]

Wolves return to Warsaw area after decades

The country’s communist regime organised a vast wolf cull in the 1960s in response to the perceived danger they posed, paying residents for every animal shot dead. Locals killed off the park‘s last wolf pack in 1964. Officials added the wolf to the country’s list of endangered species in the 1990s following protests from ecologists […]

Guest Column: Wolf expansion has ranchers worried about their livelihoods

Recent decisions by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to expand the number of Mexican wolves and the area the wolves are allowed to roam, has Greenlee County ranchers extremely worried. Wolves will now be allowed to roam freely across all of Greenlee County and about two-thirds of both Arizona and New Mexico. Source: Guest […]