Yet early Saturday morning, when the waterfall where the bears feast was quiet, a gray wolf appeared on the cams and started pouncing on 4,500-calorie sockeye salmon. Bear cam viewers — who are global, devoted, and passionate documenters of all that happens on the explore.org cameras — watched the wolf snag and scarf bounties of fish.
From The Washington Post:
Hunters will soon be allowed to venture into national preserves in Alaska and engage in practices that conservation groups say are reprehensible: baiting hibernating bears from their dens with doughnuts to kill them and using artificial light such as headlamps to scurry into wolf dens to slaughter mothers and their pups.
From Alaska Public Media:
Conservationists are asking the federal government to better protect a wolf population in Southeast Alaska.
A letter to the supervisor of Tongass National Forest says trappers’ record harvest of 165 animals threatens the wolves on and around Prince of Wales Island.
From the Anchorage Daily News:
The female wolf, former leader of the once-mighty Riley Creek pack in Denali National Park and Preserve, drowned in an open lead of the Nenana River on March 9.
From the Associated Press and the Miami Herald:
Only 3% of the wolf population on an Alaska island is left after the majority of the wolves were killed during trapping season, wildlife groups say.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game said in March that at least 165 wolves on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska were killed during the 2019-2020 trapping season, according to an announcement from the department.
Trappers reported taking almost as many wolves as had estimated to live on and around Prince of Wales Island. It’s a new record number of wolves — 165 taken in Unit 2 — which includes Prince of Wales and surrounding islands.
But residents behind the effort say it’s not cause for alarm.
These gripping photos were taken during a life-or-death battle while a mother moose defends her calf from a pack of hungry wolves.
Although the moose dwarfs the attacking wolves, her efforts may not be enough to keep her young safe.
In this incredible photo sequence, the enormous moose takes a defensive stand against five wolves in a small pond in Alaska as the wolves plot to kill the newborn moose:
From the Juneau Empire:
It was past midnight one night in August 2018 that the film crew and their Alaskan guides, out shooting for a Netflix documentary series called “Night on Earth,” found themselves sitting in the dark, surrounded by wolves.
They were next to a salmon stream in the Tongass National Forest, wearing night vision goggles and filming with thermal imaging cameras, attempting to capture something that hadn’t yet been previously captured on film: wolves catching salmon at night.
From Alaska Public Media:
Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy is shaking up the Department of Fish and Game.
His acting commissioner, Doug Vincent-Lang, has made a pair of unconventional, high-level appointments. Rick Green — the right-wing talk show host known as Rick Rydell — is Vincent-Lang’s new special assistant.
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