Killing nearly 500 wolves in a year failed to protect endangered caribou – study

Killing nearly 500 wolves in a year failed to protect endangered caribou – study

With their ability to glide silently through snow drifts and vanish into forests, mountain caribou have been called the grey ghosts of western Canada’s alpine region. But in recent years, a steep drop in their population has raised fears the knobby-kneed ungulates may disappear forever. The rapid decline of mountain caribou has alarmed both biologists […]

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Michigan man charged with 125 wildlife crimes allegedly killed wolves, bald eagles

Michigan man charged with 125 wildlife crimes allegedly killed wolves, bald eagles

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, MI – A Michigan man has been charged with 125 wildlife crimes following a months-long investigation by the Department of Natural Resources. Kurt Johnston Duncan, 56, of Pickford was arraigned ­in Chippewa County’s 91st District Court on Wednesday on numerous charges, including illegally harvesting 18 wolves over the past 18 months. He is […]

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National Park Service to allow brutal hunting methods on Alaska’s national preserves

National Park Service to allow brutal hunting methods on Alaska’s national preserves

Just as America embraces the reopening of National Park Service (NPS) lands, including both national parks and preserves, the Administration is dealing a devastating blow to native wildlife populations across some of our country’s most pristine and ecologically significant wildlands. ANPS policy that was finalized last week will allow for the killing of iconic animals […]

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Oregon Wildlife Commission Keeps Cruel Trapping Practices in Place

Oregon Wildlife Commission Keeps Cruel Trapping Practices in Place

PORTLAND,Ore.— After a contentious 12-hour meeting, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission rejected conservation proposals to adopt a uniform 24-hour trap check time for all wildlife and to ban beaver trapping on federally managed public lands. The commission also voted 6-1 last Friday to continue the state’s existing furbearer trapping and hunting regulations for the […]

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Trump administration ends ban on killing Alaska bear cubs, wolf pups

Trump administration ends ban on killing Alaska bear cubs, wolf pups

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Tuesday overturned an Obama-era rule that barred hunters in Alaska national preserves from baiting bear traps or killing denning bear cubs and wolf pups or other practices that have been condemned by environmental and wildlife protection groups. Under the new National Park Service rule, effective July 9, […]

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