Opinion: Cruelty toward wolves is erasing conservation efforts. It’s time to reinstate their protections.

Opinion: Cruelty toward wolves is erasing conservation efforts. It’s time to reinstate their protections.

“Wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains are recovered and no longer warrant Endangered Species Act protections.” I don’t know how many times I said that during my 22-year career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Certainly dozens of times, and increasingly so during my tenure as the service’s director from 2011 to 2017. And […]

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‘Killing spree’: Wisconsin’s wolf population plunges after protections removed, study finds

‘Killing spree’: Wisconsin’s wolf population plunges after protections removed, study finds

As many as one-third of Wisconsin’s gray wolves probably died at the hands of humans in the months after the federal government announced it was ending legal protections, according to a study released on Monday. Poaching and a February hunt that far exceeded kill quotas were largely responsible for the drop-off, University of Wisconsin scientists […]

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