Wolves

April 24, 2018 - 2:46 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal wildlife officials say the only wild population of endangered red wolves is unsustainable and could be wiped out within years. The prediction comes in a five-year review of the status of the species released Tuesday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The report says...
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In this 2013 photo provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture a Kangal dog greets Ben Hofer of the Hutterite Rockport Colony near Pendroy, Mont. Nearly 120 dogs from three large breeds perfected over centuries in Europe and Asia to be gentle around sheep and children but vicious when confronting wolves recently completed a four-year study to see how they'd react to their old nemesis on a new continent. The U.S. Department of Agriculture supplied Cão de Gado Transmontanos, Karakachans and Kangals that can weigh 150 pounds (68 kilograms) to guard sheep in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Washington and Oregon. (Julie Young/U.S. Department of Agriculture via AP)
March 10, 2018 - 2:14 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal scientists are trying to decide if it's time to let the big dogs out. Nearly 120 dogs from three large breeds perfected over centuries in Europe and Asia to be gentle around sheep and children but vicious when confronting wolves recently underwent a study to see how they...
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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a Mexican gray wolf leaves cover at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro County, N.M. U.S. wildlife managers failed to adopt a recovery plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf that would protect against illegal killings and the consequences of inbreeding, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 by environmentalists. (Jim Clark/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)
January 30, 2018 - 2:56 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. wildlife managers failed to adopt a recovery plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf that would protect against illegal killings and the consequences of inbreeding, according to lawsuits filed Tuesday by environmentalists. Two coalitions of environmental groups filed...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2015 file photo provided by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, an ODFW biologist is in the process of collaring wolf OR-33, a 2-year-old adult male from the Imnaha pack, in Oregon's Wallowa County. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and five conservation groups are teaming up to offer $15,500 for information about the illegal poaching of federally protected gray wolf OR-33, who was found dead near Klamath Falls on April 23. (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP, file)
October 25, 2017 - 2:52 pm
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and five conservation groups have teamed up to offer $15,500 for information about the illegal poaching of a federally protected gray wolf that was shot dead in a national forest in southern Oregon. The wolf, known as OR-33, was being...
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September 27, 2017 - 12:34 pm
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A missing British hiker whose dismembered, fleshless remains were found in the hills of northern Greece was probably attacked by wolves while walking alone on a remote path, torn apart and devoured, a Greek coroner said after an autopsy Wednesday. Coroner Nikos Kifnidis...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2004, file photo, a gray wolf is seen at the Wildlife Science Center in Forest Lake, Minn. A federal appeals court Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, retained federal protection for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region, ruling that the government acted prematurely when it dropped them from the endangered species list. (AP Photo/Dawn Villella, File)
August 01, 2017 - 7:28 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal appeals court Tuesday retained federal protection for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region, ruling that the government made crucial errors when it dropped them from the endangered species list five years ago. The court upheld a district judge who...
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August 01, 2017 - 3:13 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal appeals court Tuesday retained federal protection for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region, ruling that the government acted prematurely when it dropped them from the endangered species list. The court upheld a district judge who in 2014 overruled the...
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FILE - This April 18, 2008 file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife shows a grey wolf. A federal report says gray wolves killed a record number of livestock in Wyoming in 2016, and wildlife managers responded by killing a record number of wolves that were responsible. The report released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found that wolves killed 243 livestock, including one horse, in 2016 in Wyoming. As a result, wildlife managers last year killed 113 wolves that were confirmed to be attacking livestock. (AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gary Kramer, File)
July 19, 2017 - 4:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are moving forward with legislation to roll back the Endangered Species Act, amid complaints that the landmark 44-year-old law hinders drilling, logging and other activities. At simultaneous hearings Wednesday, House and Senate committees considered bills...
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This June 30, 2017, remote camera image released by the U.S. Forest Service shows a female gray wolf and her mate with a pup born this year in the wilds of Lassen National Forest in Northern California. California wildlife officials said Wednesday, July 5, the female gray wolf and her mate have produced this one and at least two other pups this year in the wilds of Lassen County. (U.S. Forest Service via AP)
July 06, 2017 - 4:44 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A female gray wolf, her mate and at least three pups are the second pack of wolves spotted in Northern California since the species went extinct there in 1924, state wildlife officials said Wednesday. The gray pups were born this spring in Lassen National Forest to a female...
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This June 30, 2017, remote camera image released by the U.S. Forest Service shows a female gray wolf and her mate with a pup born this year in the wilds of Lassen National Forest in Northern California. California wildlife officials said Wednesday, July 5, the female gray wolf and her mate have produced this one and at least two other pups this year in the wilds of Lassen County. (U.S. Forest Service via AP)
July 06, 2017 - 12:41 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A female gray wolf, her mate and at least three pups are the second pack of wolves spotted in Northern California since the species went extinct in 1924, state wildlife officials said Wednesday. The gray pups were born this spring in Lassen National Forest to a female wolf of...
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