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Oregon Kills Nearly All Remaining Members of Lookout Mountain Wolf Pack

October 20, 2021

PORTLAND, Ore.— Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials today announced that the agency killed three more members of the Lookout Mountain Pack, including a yearling and two pups too young to hunt, in response to conflicts with livestock in Baker County.

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Court Rules Federal Officials Must Address Poaching of Mexican Wolves in New Recovery Plan

October 15, 2021

TUCSON, Ariz.— In response to a lawsuit by conservation groups, a judge has ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must add specific actions to address illegal killing of Mexican wolves to its plan for the species’ recovery.

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Lawsuit Launched to Protect Minnesota’s Lynx, Wolves From Federal Trappers

October 13, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS— The Center for Biological Diversity notified two federal agencies today of its plans to sue for inadequate analysis of the risks to federally protected Canada lynx caused by trapping of wolves by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program.

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Biden Administration Defends Wildlife Services’ Killing of Wolf Pups in Idaho

October 6, 2021

BOISE, Idaho—The Biden administration defended the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services’ actions in Idaho in a letter Tuesday after the agency preemptively killed eight wolf pups from Idaho’s Timberline pack in response to complaints from a rancher grazing livestock on public lands.

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Federal Officials Urged to End States’ Wildlife Management Funding in Response to Extreme Wolf-Killing Programs

September 27, 2021

WASHINGTON— State game agencies could lose a substantial portion of their budgets for eradicating their wolf populations under a proposal put forward by the Global Indigenous Council, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), the Center for Biological Diversity and a coalition of 25 Native American, conservation, and animal welfare organizations. The plan would deny federal wildlife management funding to states that excessively target predators, such as wolves, cougars and grizzly bears.

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New Study: Tiny Minority of Local Poachers Is Driving Red Wolves to Extinction

September 23, 2021

ASHEVILLE, N.C.— A new study published in the journal Biological Conservation finds that poaching of red wolves is driven by a small minority of individuals who live in eastern North Carolina’s Red Wolf Recovery Area. The study indicates that the species enjoys robust local support among the general population, but a small group of local poachers has been effective in driving the species to the brink of extinction.

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Oregon Expands Kill Order for Lookout Mountain Wolf Pack

September 17, 2021

PORTLAND, Ore.— Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials have expanded orders that authorize the killing of up to six members of the Lookout Mountain pack, including yearlings and 5-month-old pups. The latest kill order could leave the pack with just a single radio-collared female adult.

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