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
If in fact there are enough wolves left to kill, and the season does open, state and federal GMU 2 wolf hunting/trapping seasons will close on Jan. 15, 2020.
Coexistence with wildlife can only occur if the wildlife has somewhere to exist.
This is my latest, titled nowhere, and is with my very first poem. I would like to tell you a little more about nowhere. At face value the message is clear, however, I endeavor to provide a pathway to a deeper meaning with this illustration. First, the near dead tree represents our earth, but as … Continue reading nowhere
Take action. You can probably count how many wolves are left on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, on less than two hands.
$150,000 from a federal grant was used to help the state comment on the U.S. Department of Agriculture plan to repeal the “Roadless Rule” in the Tongass National Forest.
Once again, the Forest Service has disregarded the evidence of the probable impacts of its timber program on wolves, other wildlife populations, salmon, and critical habitat necessary for their survival. As we have seen on Prince of Wales, logging and roads initiate many harmful effects, including the “overharvest” and illegal take of not only wolves, but also their primary prey and sustenance, Sitka black-tailed deer.
There is no mention of a "harvest" quota, and there will be no emergency closures. But no worries, “hunters and trappers are reminded that the goal of the new GMU 2 wolf harvest management strategy is to maintain the fall wolf population within the range of 150-200 wolves.
"We, the more than 300 species conservation experts call for urgent and effective action to address the unprecedented, unsustainable and growing impacts on wild species from human activities."
Scientists studying animal behavior have shown that species ranging from mice to primates are governed by moral codes of conduct in the same way as humans. Historically, humans were thought to be the only species to experience complex emotions and to have a sense of morality. Often, conservation biologists, researchers, and perhaps field biologists and … Continue reading Moral Codes of Conduct