Our erasure of wolves through the years, notably from 1850 to 1925, was thorough, with government-sanctioned eradication programs nearly wiping out wolves in the western United States. Ranchers believed wolf populations should be destroyed for the threat they posed to valuable livestock, and by 1950 the extirpation of the American gray wolf was near complete. … Continue reading Enact Emergency Protections for Gray Wolves and Alexander Archipelago Wolves
On November 3, 2020, the United States Fish & Wildlife Service published a final rule removing the gray wolf (canis lupus) from the federal list of Endangered and Threatened Species in the lower 48 United States and Mexico. The rule became effective on January 4, 2021. At the same time, the Service denied a petition, … Continue reading Tweetstorm: Relist Wolves
Speak out for Alexander Archipelago wolves on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska.
October 29, 2020, updated November 9, 2020, and again January 21, 2021: Alaska wildlife officials have reported that 68 wolves were taken by trappers during the recent shortened 21 day season, that opened on November 15 2020, on or near Prince of Wales Island. A reported kill of 68 wolves from an already decimated population … Continue reading Alexander Archipelago Wolves on Prince of Wales 2020-2021 Season Update
Thursday October 29, 2020 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today will announce a new rule to remove federal Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, who oversees the Fish and Wildlife Service, is slated to make the announcement at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife … Continue reading Wolf delisting across lower 48 to be announced today
The plan would open more than half of the Tongass National Forest, roughly 9 million acres, to logging and road-building.
Breaking. In a yet to be published document the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), proposes to amend portions of their regulations that implement section 4 of the Endangered Species Act. The proposed revisions set forth a process for excluding areas of critical habitat under section 4(b)(2) of the Act (as amended), "which mandates our … Continue reading Further Evisceration of the Endangered Species Act
Pray for the wolf. History is about to repeat.
The Endangered Species Act (ESA), the last barrier to extinction, the most important law in the United States for conserving biodiversity, is under attack, yet again. Since the 115th Congress was sworn in on January 3, 2017, it has already seen the introduction of at least 75 legislative attacks seeking to strip federal protections from … Continue reading Defend the ESA
Coexistence with wildlife can only occur if the wildlife has somewhere to exist.