April 20, 2022 — Conservationists are concerned about the plateau of Oregon’s wolf population in 2021, largely resulting from poaching and agency killings. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (ODFW) annual wolf population report, released late yesterday, shows Oregon’s wolf population grew by the lowest percentage (just over one percent) since wolves naturally returned to the state. The 2021 minimum population of 175 wolves increased by just two animals from the 2020 minimum count of 173.
Press Release: VICTORY! Wolves’ Endangered Species Status Restored
February 10, 2022 — Today, a federal court restored Endangered Species Act protections for the gray wolf after they were eliminated by the Trump administration in 2020. The ruling orders the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to resume recovery efforts for the imperiled species. Today’s decision redesignates the gray wolf as a species threatened with extinction in the lower 48 states with the exception of the Northern Rockies population (map), for which wolf protections were removed by Congress in 2011.
A gray wolf’s epic journey ends in death on a California highway
OR-93 traveled further south than any wolf had in a hundred years. Even after death, he continues to inspire. Originally published December 5, 2021 in The Guardianby Katharine Gammon The … Continue reading A gray wolf’s epic journey ends in death on a California highway
Press Release: Death of 8 Wolves Confirmed to be by Poisoning
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 2, 2021 Contact: Kelly Peterson, Humane Society of the United States, (503) 869-0422, firstname.lastname@example.org Sophia Ressler, Center for Biological Diversity, (206) 399-4004, email@example.comBrooks Fahy, Predator Defense, … Continue reading Press Release: Death of 8 Wolves Confirmed to be by Poisoning
DeFazio Letter Requests Immediate Protections for Gray Wolves
Earlier this week, Rep. Peter DeFazio sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland and Principal Deputy Director of the USFWS, Martha Williams urging emergency reinstatement of Endangered … Continue reading DeFazio Letter Requests Immediate Protections for Gray Wolves
Wolves: Groups Will Challenge Trump Admin Removal of Endangered Species Protections in Lower 48
For Immediate Release: October 29, 2020 Contacts:Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, firstname.lastname@example.orgJohn Mellgren, Western Environmental Law Center, 541-359-0990, email@example.comKelly Nokes, Western Environmental Law Center, 575-613-8051, firstname.lastname@example.org Today, the Trump administration … Continue reading Wolves: Groups Will Challenge Trump Admin Removal of Endangered Species Protections in Lower 48
Legal Victory for California’s Wolves!
Court: Gray Wolves Can Keep California Endangered Species Protection Judge Finds No Merit in Pacific Legal Foundation, Rancher Challenge SAN DIEGO— A state court judge today upheld protection for gray … Continue reading Legal Victory for California’s Wolves!
Press release: Gray wolves documented on Oregon’s Mt. Hood
For immediate release January 16, 2018 Contact: Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-844-8182 The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced today that two gray wolves have been documented on … Continue reading Press release: Gray wolves documented on Oregon’s Mt. Hood
The Deja Vu of Killing Wolves
Late last month, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced that it would shoot up to four wolves in the Harl Butte pack. Again. In August, following conflicts between wolves and livestock in the same area, the Department killed another four wolves from the same pack.