From the National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation:

The National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation and its collaborative partners have released a new documentary film, “The Return of Wolves: Isle Royale National Park,” a culmination of a four-year, ongoing initiative that studies how the predator/prey relationship between wolves and moose was re-established on Isle Royale National Park.

The corresponding free educational plans in “Lessons from the Wilderness” offer educators in the classroom and homeschool settings the opportunity to teach students about the unique relationship between wolves and moose on Isle Royale National Park and how it alters the ecosystem. This program has lessons for K-12 learners in four age groups, with a curriculum most relevant and appropriate for each grade level.

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From Cengnews.com

Following the reported shooting of an endangered Mexican grey wolf in Arizona earlier this month, there has been an outpouring of criticism.

Last year, the wolf, named Anubis after the Egyptian jackal-god of death, was spotted in the state. According to the Arizona Central news site, the wolf was shot and killed on January 2.

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From The Durango Herald in Colorado:

Some ranchers say Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s new wolf hazing rules will not mitigate the impacts that wolves will have on ranching.

The CPW Commission, which sets regulations for the state’s park and wildlife programs, unanimously approved emergency regulations allowing livestock owners to haze gray wolves. But without an option for lethal action, ranchers think wolves will still impact their operations.

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From The Washington Post:

BILLINGS, Mont. — Twenty of Yellowstone National Park’s renowned gray wolves roamed from the park and were shot by hunters in recent months — the most killed by hunting in a single season since the predators were reintroduced to the region more than 25 years ago, park officials said.

Fifteen wolves were shot after roaming across the park’s northern border into Montana, according to figures released to the Associated Press. Five more died in Idaho and Wyoming.

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From The Guardian:

Finland is joining Sweden and Norway in culling wolves this winter to control their population, as conservation groups appeal to the European Union to take action against the slaughter.

Hunters in Sweden have already shot dead most of their annual target of 27 wolves, while Finland is to authorise the killing of 20 wolves in its first “population management cull” for seven years.

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From the Mountain Journal:

For the first autumn in 27 years, the most famous population of wild wolves in the world has essentially no protection when members of its packs wander across the invisible boundary of Yellowstone National Park into Montana.

Montana’s controversial new wolf management laws, designed to reduce wolf numbers in the state to the lowest level they can be without triggering a return to federal protection under the Endangered Species Act, come into sharpest focus perhaps on the northern edge of America’s first national park.

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From the Greek Reporter in Greece:

A recent incident in which a wolf approached a man and his daughter and attacked their dog on Mt. Parnitha just outside of Athens on Saturday shocked many Greeks all across the country.

Most residents of the Greek capital certainly had no idea whatsoever that wolves roamed the mountainous slopes located so close to the metropolis.

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From OPB.org:

Oregon State Police are investigating a collared wolf that was found dead in Wallowa County last week.

Investigators say the two-year-old female wolf, which had been collared by wildlife officials and named OR-106, was likely shot to death.

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From DutchNews.NL in the Netherlands:

Dutch MEP Bert-Jan Ruissen has come out in support of a resolution by the European parliament’s agricultural committee calling for measures to control wolves by ‘scaling down’ their protected status’, the AD reports. Ruissen, a member of the fundamentalist Protestant party SGP, said wolves, which now number over 20,000 in Europe, are causing problems for sheep farms and agriculture in some regions. ‘It’s ok to want to protect a species but why would they need to be protected in all member states? In the Netherlands we simply don’t have the space, perhaps only for a few wolves in the Veluwe national park,’ he told the paper.

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From ekathimerini.com in Greece:

In the wake of a deadly wolf attack on a puppy in Mt Parnitha in Attica on Sunday, the environmental group Callisto has warned that people could be next if authorities do not take measures soon.

The wolf, which was hidden among visitors’ cars at the mountain’s Bafi shelter, launched at a 14-year-old girl, snatched the puppy she was holding and disappeared into the forest.

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