Great Lakes Gray Wolves Threat Lifted!

NPR reports Gray wolves in the Great Lakes region should keep their spot on the endangered species list, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., ruled Tuesday. The ruling upholds a 2014 federal judge’s decision that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was wrong to have taken the gray wolf off the list in […]

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Bear & Wolf Protection Removed?

Center for Biological Diversity News Release Congress Advances Legislation to Kill Wolves, Bears in Alaska Bill Would Repeal Protections on National Wildlife Refuges WASHINGTON— The House of Representatives today used the Congressional Review Act to strip away protections implemented during the Obama administration for wolves, bears and other predators on national wildlife refuges in Alaska. […]

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Defenders of Wildlife News Release Defenders of Wildlife and 14 other Alaska-focused organizations intervened in a lawsuit today filed by the state of Alaska against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). The state’s suit challenges a FWS regulation that prohibits extreme predator control methods on national wildlife refuges, such as killing mother bears and cubs, killing denning wolves […]


Agency Failed Wolf Population


Center for Biological Diversity News Release Report Shows Washington’s Wildlife Agency Failed to Prevent Killing of Profanity Peak Wolf Pack Agency Inaction Despite Predictable Livestock Conflicts Led to Massacre PORTLAND, Ore.— The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife yesterday released a long-awaited report on its killing of most of the wolves in the Profanity Peak […]

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California Plan To Save Wolves — Natural History Wanderings

Center for Biological Diversity News Release California Wolf Plan Sets Road Map for Conserving Small Population Two Breeding Pairs for Two Straight Years Could Trigger Reduced Protections SAN FRANCISCO— The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has released its final plan to guide conservation and management of a small population of gray wolves well into the future. […]

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Estimates are that only about 500 Algonquin Wolves remain…

…in and around Algonquin Park in Ontario, Canada.

The Algonquin Wolf, sometimes call a brush wolf, is an offshoot of a mix of coyote and wolf stock, with maybe some domestic dog thrown in. It is somewhat smaller than the grey wolf but much larger than the coyote.

Its range is the eastern Ottawa Valley and hills  south and north of the Ottawa River into Quebec province. It is hunted outside the 4 protected park boundaries in the area.

Their night time howling is one of the pleasant feature treats for residents and visitors to the area where there is this population.

Lets press our legislators to offer more protection to this rare sub=species…