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Alaska Rep. Don Young, Opposing Protections for Lower 48 Wolves, Suggests They Might Cure 'Homeless Problem'

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska Rep. Don Young linked the U.S. homeless population to the wolf population in an outburst Thursday before the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee. After it became national news, with headlines quoting him as saying wolves would get rid of homeless people, he released a statement saying people may have "misunderstood my comments."

Gray Wolves Rebound In Oregon

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2015 | Green

By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND, Ore., Feb 25 (Reuters) - Oregon's once decimated gray wolf population has rebounded to at least 77 anim...

Famed Gray Wolf Possibly Killed In Utah

Reuters | Posted 03.02.2015 | Green

By Laura Zuckerman Dec 30 (Reuters) - A gray wolf killed by a Utah hunter may have been "Echo," a female who attracted national attent...

Gray Wolf Seen In Arizona For First Time In Decades

AP | FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 01.22.2015 | Green

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A female gray wolf from the Northern Rockies traveled hundreds of miles into northern Arizona, marking the species' first ap...

Hatred Is the New Wolf Management Plan in Idaho

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

What's wrong with Idaho? The state demanded from the federal government the opportunity to manage wolves within their borders and they are now completely blowing it. Instead of continued recovery, what we're seeing is no less than a war on wolves.

The Wolf Conservation Center's Support of the Gray Wolf

Cathy Kangas | Posted 05.25.2014 | Green
Cathy Kangas

The Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, must look at the new scientific evidence that the Northeast Wolf Coalition has put forth and do her best to preserve and protect the gray wolf. The reality is that the wolf population in the Northeast has been completely eradicated.

Idaho's Wolf-Killing Atrocity Continues

Noah Greenwald | Posted 05.24.2014 | Green
Noah Greenwald

Wolves are being persecuted in Idaho with the same kind of repulsive attitude that nearly drove them to extinction 100 years ago. Only now it's happening under the official state flag.

Michigan's Wolf Hunt Ends, But Debate Continues

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Twenty-two wolves were killed this winter in Michigan's first state-sponsored hunt for the animals in 53 years, which ended Tuesday. But the fate of M...

Bringing Wolves Back: Snatching Victory From the Jaws of Defeat

Dan Chu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Dan Chu

We must allow the recovery of wolves to continue under the Endangered Species Act; the job is far from done. Bringing back wolves restores predator-prey interactions that preceded humans and shaped the wild special places that we all love today.

The War Against Wolves and Wildlife: Time to Stop the Killing

Camilla Fox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Camilla Fox

What is perhaps most disquieting about the photograph is the vigilante feel that echoes a lynch mob -- dehumanize, vilify, and murder. Wolves are now reviled and persecuted in a land where they once roamed wild and free prior to European colonization.

Political Meddling + Endangered Species Act = Trouble

Noah Greenwald | Posted 07.24.2013 | Green
Noah Greenwald

When the Act is allowed to do its job, it's amazingly successful: 99 percent of the species under its care have been spared extinction (think: grizzly bears, gray whales and bald eagles) and hundreds are on the road to recovery.

Another State Could Allow Wolf Hunting

AP | By JOHN FLESHER | Posted 07.09.2013 | Detroit

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill Wednesday that clears the way to schedule Michigan's first gray wolf hunting season since...

Feds To End Gray Wolf Protections?

AP | MATTHEW BROWN and JOHN FLESHER | Posted 06.26.2013 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. — Federal wildlife officials have drafted plans to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, a move that coul...

Lawmakers Push To Take Gray Wolf Off Endangered Species List

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.25.2013 | Green

More than 70 members of Congress wrote to the Obama administration last week requesting that the gray wolf be removed from the endangered species list...

California's Mysterious Lone Gray Wolf Passes Major Milestone

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 03.08.2013 | San Francisco

FRESNO, Calif. — He doesn't like busy Interstate 5 or eating cattle, at least so far. He gets along with his distant cousins the coyotes, likes ...

After Losing Endangered Status, Gray Wolves Shot And Killed Near Yellowstone

AP | By MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 02.09.2013 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The shooting of collared gray wolves from Yellowstone National Park is prompting Montana wildlife commissioners to consider n...

Will Gray Wolf Success Story Become a Conservation Tragedy?

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 10.22.2012 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Over the past year, we've seen an about-face in the treatment and management of wolves in the Northern Rockies. They've gone from being federally protected under the Endangered Species Act to being public enemy number one across much of the region. And it's about to get even worse.

Famous Wandering Lone Wolf Has First Encounter With People

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 07.10.2012 | Green

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A young male wolf from Oregon that has won worldwide fame while trekking across mountains, deserts and highways looking for...

Idaho Wolf Management Off the Rails

Noah Greenwald | Posted 06.10.2012 | Green
Noah Greenwald

Wolves in Idaho deserve better. After being nearly wiped out of the West, it's taken a national effort to return these incredible predators to the landscape.

It's Time to Return Wolves to the West Coast

Noah Greenwald | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green
Noah Greenwald

Nearly 60 wolves have moved into Oregon and Washington in recent years. And, in late December, one of those wolves made its way into northern California -- sparking new hopes that wolves may eventually recolonize some of their historic habitat in the Golden State.

Missing Species Returns To CA After 80 Years

AP | Posted 02.29.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- A lone gray wolf has wandered across the Oregon border into California in what wildlife officials hailed Thursday as the historic ret...

Will Gray Wolves Have To Fend For Themselves?

AP | JOHN FLESHER and MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 02.20.2012 | Green

ATLANTA, Mich. — After devoting four decades and tens of millions of dollars to saving the gray wolf, the federal government wants to get out of...

Over 150 Wolves Shot Since August In Northern Rockies

AP | NOAKI SCHWARTZ and MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 01.08.2012 | Green

PASADENA, Calif. — Wildlife advocates appeared in federal court Tuesday seeking to stop gray wolf hunts that are already well under way in the N...

Commentary on Comments: Wolves, Pipelines, and Dams, Oh My

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.26.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Everyone has something to say about something these days, on blogs, Twitter and Facebook. All fine and dandy. But there's another way to get heard: by putting your two cents on the record through what's known as the public comment period.

Feds Plan To Remove Gray Wolf From Endangered List

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The federal government is planning another attempt to remove gray wolves in the Great Lakes region from the endangered sp...