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It's Official: Whitebark Pine Trees are Endangered by Climate Change

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2011 | 5:21 PM

Today, in response to a petition we filed in December 2008, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service found that the whitebark pine tree should be listed as threatened or endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act.  Specifically, the Service concluded that the threats whitebark faces, including...

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With Yellowstone's Bison, Why Aren't the Times A-Changin'?

(8) Comments | Posted February 6, 2011 | 1:09 PM

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With 300 wild bison captured earlier this week and many of them now awaiting slaughter, Yellowstone National Park’s annual wildlife tragedy is well underway.  Call me wishfully naïve, but I thought things would be different this year.

The last big...

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Wolves, Elk, and Hunting

(5) Comments | Posted December 13, 2010 | 3:20 PM

Visit NRDCs Switchboard BlogIf you live in the Northern Rockies, you have either read or heard someone claim that wolves have decimated elk populations and thus ruined elk-hunting in the region.  “The wolves are killing all the elk” has become the battle cry...

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Northern Rockies Wolves Back on the Endangered Species List

(2) Comments | Posted August 6, 2010 | 12:40 PM

Visit NRDCs Switchboard BlogIn an exciting and hard-fought victory for wildlife advocates, Judge Donald Molloy has ruled that Northern Rockies wolves must be returned to the endangered species list. This ruling in our favor, the latest in a long saga of...

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A Letter to ESPN (and Disney) About Wolves

(5) Comments | Posted April 30, 2010 | 5:41 PM

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Dear ESPN (and Disney),

I am baffled and troubled by your publishing of “The myth of the harmless wolf” by James Swan on the Outdoors section of your popular ESPN.com website.  The article is so misleading, one-sided, over-the-top, and,...

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Montana Can Do Better With Its First Wolf Hunt

(1) Comments | Posted October 14, 2009 | 3:23 PM

Visit NRDCs Switchboard BlogToo many wolves from Yellowstone National Park and the wilderness area immediately north of the Park have already been killed in Montana's first public wolf hunt in decades, which is why Montana temporarily suspended the backcountry wolf hunt...

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