Wild Mexican Wolves At Risk

Petition: Trump administration ends gray wolf’s endangered species protections

The Trump administration has removed endangered species protections from the gray wolf, a species once persecuted to near-extinction in the US, in a move that has been condemned as premature by conservationists. The wolves have been provided federal protection for more than 45 years but this is no longer needed according to David Bernhardt, the […]

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Michigan poacher who killed 18 wolves, bald eagles loses hunting license for life

Michigan poacher who killed 18 wolves, bald eagles loses hunting license for life

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, MI – A Michigan man will lose his hunting license for life after he pleaded guilty to numerous wildlife crimes, including poaching 18 gray wolves. Kurt Johnston Duncan, 56, of Pickford was sentenced Tuesday under a plea agreement before Chippewa County District Court Judge Eric Blubaugh. The lifetime ban also prohibits Duncan from […]

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Environmentalists sue the US Wildlife Services for killing more than 1.2 MILLION native wild animals in 2019 to make way for agriculture

Environmentalists sue the US Wildlife Services for killing more than 1.2 MILLION native wild animals in 2019 to make way for agriculture

Wildlife Services has come under fire after releasing the death toll of wildlife it killed in 2019. The US Department of Agriculture program slaughtered more than 1.2 million native species including wolves, coyotes, cougars and birds – all of which was funded with taxpayer money. The multi-million dollar federal program conducted the acts primarily to […]

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Cattlemen Tell EnviroNews Ranchers Want Mexican Wolves Killed, Despite Being Paid for Livestock Losses

Cattlemen Tell EnviroNews Ranchers Want Mexican Wolves Killed, Despite Being Paid for Livestock Losses

(EnviroNews Arizona) — Parts of eastern Arizona are a conflict zone, as a 100-year war between ranchers, conservation groups, government agencies, and the endangered Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) rages on. The rarest subspecies of gray wolf, also known as “el lobo,” is doing what wolves have always done in their native territories: they […]

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More on Wildlife Services’ sketchy depredation reports blaming Mexican wolves for livestock kills

More on Wildlife Services’ sketchy depredation reports blaming Mexican gray wolves for livestock kills

Mexican gray wolves are blamed for all kinds of livestock deaths in Catron County, and so we wanted to see for ourselves, by reviewing depredation reports, how USDA Wildlife Services is investigating dead livestock and arriving at determinations that Mexican wolves are to blame. Spoiler alert: It’s not particularly convincing. (I’ve written about this before, […]

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