From in the Netherlands:

Visitors to the Hoge Veluwe have recently spotted two wolf cubs in the nature reserve, bringing the number of known packs in the Netherlands to four but, expert says, people have little to fear from their increasing number. The fear of wolves stems from folklore,’ wolf expert Glenn Lelieveld told ‘At one time rabies and lack of food would drive wolves to attack people. Neither is now a problem and Netherlands has enough wildlife to sustain the wolf,’ he said.


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From the Toronto Sun:

Niagara Regional Police are warning residents to be aware that an escaped white Arctic wolf is roaming the area and is to be avoided.

The wolf escaped its enclosure Tuesday morning by digging under a fence at a property in the Main St. W. and Cement Rd. area.

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Two California wolf packs have welcomed 11 new pups in a “conservation milestone.”

According to a quarterly report published by the California Department of Fish and Game, two of California’s existing wolf packs—the Lassen pack and the Whaleback pack—have welcomed a flurry of pups into their families this year.

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From the Craig Daily Press in Colorado:

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will host a public meeting in Craig on Aug. 4, to collect feedback from local stakeholders on an Environmental Impact Statement.

To assist the reintroduction of gray wolves in Colorado, Fish and Wildlife is initiating a process to develop an experimental population rule to provide the authority and flexibility needed to manage the reintroduced wolves under the Endangered Species Act.

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From NBC Montana:

According to a report from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, wolf numbers and distribution continue to be stable across the state.

“What the data shows us really isn’t surprising,” said FWP director Hank Worsech. “Our management of wolves, including ample hunting and trapping opportunities, have kept numbers at a relatively stable level during the past several years.”

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has approved killing up to four uncollared wolves in eastern Oregon’s Baker County, where officials say the Lookout Mountain wolf pack attacked four cows in 14 days.

Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the state has confirmed that wolves killed or hurt the cows from July 14 to July 26, and it approved a kill permit for the affected livestock producer.

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From the Steamboat Pilot & Today:

An advisory group working on Colorado’s wolf reintroduction process believes if wolves are actively attacking livestock, they can be killed by wildlife agents and, in some cases, livestock producers.

Initially, producers would need to obtain a permit to take a wolf that is attacking livestock, but when populations are large enough to be delisted — at least 150 wolves sustained for two years — no permit would be required.

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From the Carlsbad Current Argus in New Mexico:

Ranchers in New Mexico were fearful that efforts to restore the iconic lobo in their state could devastate herds of livestock.

U.S. Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-N.M.) said the federal government should pay back ranchers whose livestock is attacked by lobos in southern New Mexico as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service planned to introduce more wolves into the wild.

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From the Methow Valley News:

Washington’s wildlife commissioners have chosen not to enact a new rule that was developed with the goal of reducing the number of wolves killed under state orders due to conflicts with livestock.

The rule would have designated areas of “chronic conflict” and required state wildlife officials to verify that livestock owners in those areas have taken appropriate measures to prevent conflicts before the state kills wolves after attacks on livestock.

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From the Herald and News in Klamath Falls, Oregon:

Two more cattle kills by the Rogue Wolf Pack in the Fort Klamath area last week have been confirmed by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

According to a report issued Tuesday, July 26, the most recent incident occurred Saturday, July 23. That morning a livestock producer found a dead, approximately 825-pound yearling steer in a large private-land grass pasture. Portions of the hindquarters and intestines had been consumed with the remaining tissues intact. It is estimated the steer died approximately 36 to 48 hours before the investigation.

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