From The Japan Times:

It’s November 2020, and despite the ongoing pandemic, groups of enthusiastic amateur researchers are making their way through the National Museum of Nature and Science’s Tsukuba Research Departments as part of its annual opening to the public.

The event is a rare chance for people to take a tour of the sprawling Ibaraki Prefecture facility, which stores 99% of all specimens belonging to the museum.

 

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From Methow Valley News:

Four conservation and animal protection groups plan to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) after it denied their petition to protect gray wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains under the Endangered Species Act.

Wolves in eastern Washington are considered part of the population of northern Rocky Mountain wolves, along with wolves in Idaho, Montana, eastern Oregon and northern Utah. Wolves in these areas lost federal protections in 2011, and have been managed by the states.

 

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From San Francisco Chronicle:

California wildlife authorities have officially named two gray wolf packs that were discovered in the state last summer.

In its quarterly report, published earlier this month, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the identification of the Beyem Seyo pack in Plumas County and the Harvey pack in Lassen County, both located in the northern part of the state.

 

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From The Portugal News:

An Iberian wolf has been photographed next to a road in the centre of the village of Paredes de Coura.

According to a report by O Minho, the photo was shared on Facebook and its author states that the animal “wanted to cross Avenida de Cenon”.

 

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From iFAW:

(Thessaloniki, 22 February 2024) – Two Eurasian wolves have arrived safely at a sanctuary in Northern Greece after being evacuated from war-torn Ukraine.

Dora and Venera, two female wolves, were cared for at Wild Animal Rescue centre near Kyiv since April and November 2023 respectively. While there, permanent homes were secured for them at the Arcturos Environmental Centre and Bear Sanctuary in Greece with IFAW on hand to carry out part of the rescue from Ukraine.

 

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From News Nation:

DENVER (KDVR) — With applications for big game hunting licenses opening in March, there are plenty of rules to follow. Among those are the hefty consequences that come from killing a gray wolf.

Gray wolves were reintroduced into the state as an attempt to rebuild Colorado’s wolf population. Even after public pushback, there have been at least 10 wolves released so far.

 

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From Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife:

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is proposing to reclassify the gray wolf in the state of Washington. If adopted, the gray wolf would move from Endangered status under WAC 220-610-010 to Sensitive status under WAC 220-200-100, reflecting the significant progress toward recovery that Washington’s wolf population has made since the original state listing in 1980.

 

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From E&E News:

The killing of three federally protected gray wolves in southern Oregon has drawn a $50,000 reward offer from the Fish and Wildlife Service, even as the agency moves at an uncertain pace toward a bigger Endangered Species Act decision about the iconic canine.

According to the Fish and Wildlife Service, the tracking collars of two wolves showed what the FWS termed a “mortality signal” last Dec. 29.

Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division troopers and a biologist from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife tracked the signals to an area east of the town of Bly. The region is considered an “area of known wolf activity.”

 

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From Radio Prague International:

Can the growing numbers of wolves in Czechia’s Šumava National Park have a positive impact on local forests? For the next three years, scientists from the Czech University of Life Sciences will be seeking to answer just that question, by monitoring local wolf and deer populations.

In a famous experiment, carried out in the Yellowstone National Park in the United States in the mid-1990s, wolves were reintroduced to the area after more than a 70-year absence. By keeping the growing elk population in check, the wolves managed to revive the park’s forest, which ultimately changed the whole ecosystem of the park.

 

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From K92.3:

Wolves are some of the most complex predators that walk the earth. These highly intelligent animals can be playful, they develop close bonds with their family, and they love their pack just like we humans love ours. There is just something about these apex predators that is cool.

We read about and see wolves all of the time in books and TV shows. There’s something about their strength and loyalty to their family that we as humans are drawn to. Wolves are the largest living wild canine species and wolf packs will normally hunt in a territory that ranges 50 square miles.

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