The Salt Lake Tribune and Washington Post report on the how the government shutdown may interfere with the world’s longest continuous study of predators and their prey (wolves and moose). The shutdown will also interrupt relocating as many as 30 wolves to the Isle Royale National Park. Read article at The shutdown may snarl a 60-year study of wolves […]
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WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House passed a bill Friday to drop legal protections for grey wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species. Long despised by farmers and ranchers, wolves were shot, trapped and poisoned out of existence in most of the U.S. by the mid-20th century. Since securing […]
HOUGHTON, Mich. — Officials plan to relocate several gray wolves from the Canadian province of Ontario to Isle Royale National Park this winter. It’s the next step in rebuilding the depleted wolf population at the Lake Superior park. Only two remained until crews took four more wolves to the island from Minnesota this fall. Park spokeswoman Liz Valencia says the goal is to get four from Ontario in coming months. Plans call for transporting 20-30 mainland wolves to Isle Royale in the next few years. The predators are considered essential for keeping the park’s moose from overpopulating and eating too much greenery Source:
Little Hawk Island Sunset, photo by Carl TerHaar mLive reports that a pair of new wolves have been released on Isle Royale in an effort to control a exploding moose population that threatens to overwhelm one of Michigan’s most unique ecosystems. Late Wednesday, two gray wolves were taken from the Grand Portage Indian Reservation in Minnesota […]
“We’ve already seen Zinke put politics over science in Endangered Species Act decisions, from the Pacific walrus in Alaska to boreal toads in Colorado,” WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Trump administration today to expose a secretive program that denies Endangered Species Act protection to imperiled species like the Pacific walrus. Today’s lawsuit, […]
The Norwegian government continues to keep their wolf populations at the verge of extinction. The Ministry of Climate and Environment gave the license to kill 26 wolves already for this season. Three more wolfpacks are awaiting the decision for their future. If the Ministry allows also killing of these 17 wolves, half of the wolf […]