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Rare Red Wolves Released in North Carolina after Federal Court Ruling

From the Southern Environmental Law Center: CHAPEL HILL, N.C.— Red wolf captive breeding facilities today announced the release of four rare red wolves into the wild in North Carolina, after conservation groups won a federal court ruling in January that required the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to prepare a plan to release captive red wolves into […]

Wisconsin Wolf Management Faces Criticism As DNR Drafts Plan

From WUWM.com: Perhaps no creature on the Wisconsin landscape elicits more extreme reactions than the gray wolf. The once nearly extinct population has rebounded, and while some believe there should be no wolf hunting season, a 2011 Wisconsin state law requires an annual harvest unless the wolf is under federal protection. The debate has intensified […]

On the heels of one rare gray wolf’s epic journey into California, another arrives

From phys.org: A young male gray wolf crossed into far Northern California early this month—joining another wolf that trekked into the state in late January and made an epic journey south. The latest wolf to arrive in California—called OR-103—was outfitted with a GPS collar in Deschutes County, Oregon. He entered northeastern Siskiyou County on May 4, according […]

Slovakia bans wolf hunting

From Emerging Europe: The wolf is set to become a fully protected species in Slovakia after the country implemented a total ban on hunting. The hunting of wolves will be illegal in Slovakia from June 1, after the country finally adopted new rules that bring it into line with European Union guidelines. Click here for […]

Washington state: New gray wolf pack formed in Okanogan County

From the Methow Valley News in Washington: Washington’s wolf population grew by 22% in 2020, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) reported in its annual wolf count, released this month, marking 12 straight years of growth in the population. The WDFW documented four new packs in 2020, including one in Okanogan County — […]

Group asks US to cut funding to Idaho over wolf-killing bill

From the Associated Press and the Star Tribune in Minnesota: BOISE, Idaho — A conservation group is asking the U.S. government to cut off millions of dollars to Idaho that is used to improve wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation opportunities because of legislation that could lead to 90% of the state’s wolves being killed. The […]

Wyoming: Gray wolf population grows outside trophy-game area

From the Sublette Examiner in Pinedale, Wyoming: SUBLETTE COUNTY – Gray wolves across Wyoming at the end of 2020 showed growth compared to the year before with higher estimates outside of the state’s trophy-game area. The 2020 annual report “Wyoming Gray Wolf Monitoring and Management” was posted last week on the Wyoming Game and Fish […]

Critics say Idaho bill would kill 90% of wolves. Hunters, wildlife experts have other worries

From The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington: BOISE – “We need to talk about what’s happening in Idaho,” announces Wren Woodson, her face greenscreened over an image of a wolf in snow. Woodson, who describes herself on TikTok as a Wisconsin-based “journalist & wildlife enthusiast,” has gone viral on the social media platform with a video posted […]