New Book on Wolves

Just in case you haven’t heard, a new book, “Awakening Spirits: Wolves in the Southern Rockies” is especially relevant to the Mexican wolf recovery effort. It includes excellent discussions by distinguished scientists and researchers on the ecological and intrinsic values of wolves, along with practical advise on getting wolves back in the wild.

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Arizona Wolves Are in Big Trouble

At last count, just 42 wild Mexican wolves remained in the entire world, 27 of them in Arizona. Despite these critically low numbers, the Arizona Game and Fish Commission (AZGF) thinks Mexican wolves don’t deserve the protection that the Endangered Species Act provides. Visit the Defenders of Wildlife site and tell the Arizona Game and Fish Commission to strengthen wolf recovery efforts, not weaken them. . . . → Read More: Arizona Wolves Are in Big Trouble

AZ Game and Fish Bids to Take Over Gray Wolf Recovery

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Arizona Game and Fish Department has written to the state’s congressional delegation, urging removal of the Mexican gray wolf from federal Endangered Species Act protection. The department argues Arizona could take over the Mexican wolf recovery program and operate it more efficiently and cost-effectively. But Eva Sargent, southwest program director for Defenders of Wildlife, disagrees. When the state used to run the wolf recovery program, for a period of six years, she says it nearly drove the population to extinction through excessive wolf removals. . . . → Read More: AZ Game and Fish Bids to Take Over Gray Wolf Recovery

Continued Death of Forests Predicted in Southwestern US Due to Climate Change

ScienceDaily (Dec. 14, 2010) — If current climate projections hold true, the forests of the Southwestern United States face a bleak future, with more severe — and more frequent — forest fires, higher tree death rates, more insect infestation, and weaker trees. . . . → Read More: Continued Death of Forests Predicted in Southwestern US Due to Climate Change

Are Mexican wolves doomed to walk the plank off the Ark into a second extinction

Bill Introduced to Strip Endangered Species Act Protections From All Gray Wolves!

Western Caucus members introduced an anti-wolf bill this week, the “State Sovereignty Wildlife Management Act“.

The text is simple and deadly: “Notwithstanding any other provision of law (including regulations), the inclusion of the gray wolf (Canis lupus) (including any gray wolf designated as “non-essential experimental”) on any list of endangered species or threatened species under . . . → Read More: Bill Introduced to Strip Endangered Species Act Protections From All Gray Wolves!