Posts by Denise Hughett

America’s Wildlife Values

I thought the article below was quite interesting…you may too. After reading it, I wondered how many non-mutualists would read it and two, is this information that can be useful in conservation and wildlife campaigns? Food foe thought IMO. https://defenders.org/blog/2019/09/americas-wildlife-values?fbclid=IwAR1HSgDdmn5ldC6uDLgxLBF3i6ZGFgAKtYiOJ2TF0Dk2do2WnvBfddMMYQU

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WDFW Wolf Advisory Group is Seeking Citizen Candidates

POSTED BY: KALIE DRAGO OCTOBER 8, 2019 Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking interested candidates looking to serve for the next three years (2019-2021) on the Wolf Advisory citizen committee. The 18 member committee is responsible for advising the department on wolf recovery and management. “They don’t have to be fairly knowledgeable [about wildlife management],…

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New wolfpack in western Oregon boasts 4 new pups

October 4, 2019 – www.oregonlive.com By The Associated Press SALEM — A newly establish pack of wolves in Oregon has something to howl about. At least four pups have been born to the pack in the western part of the state, where they are still listed as endangered. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Friday…

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AUTHOR SERIES – RICK MCINTYRE: THE RISE OF WOLF 8

Rick McIntyre, October 26 • The Rise of Wolf 8 Yellowstone National Park was once home to an abundance of wild wolves—but park rangers killed the last of their kind in the 1920s. Decades later, park rangers brought them back, with the first wolves arriving from Canada in 1995. This is the incredible true story of…

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What wolves’ teeth reveal about their lives

by Stuart Wolpert, University of California, Los Angeles UCLA evolutionary biologist Blaire Van Valkenburgh has spent more than three decades studying the skulls of many species of large carnivores—including wolves, lions and tigers— that lived from 50,000 years ago to the present. She reports today in the journal eLife the answer to a puzzling question. Essential to the…

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Book Recommendations

On an on-going basis, we will post book recommendations. Books will be chosen for their relevance to the mission of the Western Wildlife Conservancy. Our first recommendation is the book pictured below. It’s a pretty easy read and full of suggestions for changes we can make that will benefit the animals we love so much.…

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Colorado Wolf Sighting!

Gray wolf spotted in Jackson County; Here’s why it’s a big deal Until recently, gray wolves were gone from Colorado, the last ones were killed by about 1940.Author: Dacia JohnsonPublished: 9:08 PM MDT July 8, 2019Updated: 9:34 PM MDT July 9, 2019 JACKSON COUNTY, Colorado — Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) biologists are working to confirm a wolf…

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Idaho Predator Management

Comments sought for Environmental Impact Statement for Predator Damage Management in Idaho The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service plans to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) analyzing alternatives for predator damage management in Idaho. This notice proposes issues and alternatives for consideration in the EIS and requests public comments to further delineate the scope…

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Mexican Wolves

There’s been a lot of effort to restore Mexican Wolf populations. Below are some articles on the issue. And here is a link to another article. It’s copyrighted so we cannot simply post the piece. https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/travel/sns-bc-nm–endangered-wolves-removals-20190315-story.html ______________________________________________________________________________ LOBOS AND LITIGATION: Mexican Gray Wolf Reintroduction[i] Peter M. Ossorio is a retired federal prosecutor and serves on…

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