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Gray Wolves Losing Endangered Species Protection
2013-06-08 09:17:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online This week, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced that the nation´s gray wolf population has recovered to the point that it can safely be removed from the threatened and endangered species list. Environmental groups are concerned that this move is premature. According to an NBC News report, the FWS submitted two proposals. In the first, the wildlife service would delist the wolves and return management of them...

2011-08-27 06:09:39

  On Thursday, a federal appeals court ruled against blocking planned wolf hunts in the states of Idaho and Montana scheduled to begin within the next week, various media outlets are reporting. According to Reuters reporter Laura Zuckerman, more than 1,500 wolves in those two states were removed from the Endangered Species List thanks to a rider attached to a Congressional budget bill passed back in April. Following that delisting, officials in both Idaho and Montana were given...

2011-05-05 06:00:00

The U.S. Department of the Interior on Wednesday said it is formally removing the gray wolf of the Rocky Mountain region from the endangered species list, after a Congressional order was made last month. It also plans to seek for removal of thousands of more wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered species list as well, because they have returned to "healthy levels," Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told AFP. The removal from the endangered species listing are for up to...

2011-04-17 06:20:00

Federal wildlife officials said on Friday that they will take over 1,300 gray wolves in the Northern Rockies off the endangered species list in the next 60 days. An attachment to the budget bill signed into law Friday by President Barack Obama has taken away the wolves' protection in five Western states. This will be the first time Congress has taken a species off the endangered list. Idaho and Montana are planning public wolf hunts this fall.  The states had a similar mindset last...

2011-02-16 09:00:00

A controversial wolf hunt taking place in Sweden has sparked criticism from environmentalists along with legal action from the European Commission, ending with hunters failing to cull one of the 20 animals in the quota, officials told AFP on Wednesday. By an hour after sundown Tuesday when the hunting season ended, only 19 of the 20 animals had been culled. "It's too bad. We would have gladly taken it," the head of the hunters' association in the central Swedish region of Vaestmanland told...

2011-01-27 12:20:00

The European Commission launched legal action against Sweden on Thursday for allowing hunters to shoot 20 wolves this year. The European Union's executive arm raised concerns about Sweden's wolf policy, including the licensed hunting of a threatened species and the "arbitrary ceiling" of 2010 wolves that was set for the animal's population. Sweden opened a hunting season on January 15 that allowed hunters to kill 20 wolves.  The commission said that over 6,700 hunters participated in...

2011-01-18 12:25:00

The European Commission said on Monday that it was taking formal action against Sweden for hunting wolves in breach of European Union (EU) legislation. "I regret that Sweden has begun the licensed hunting of wolves," the Commissioner for the environment Janez Potocnik said in a statement. "The actions of the Swedish authorities leave me with little choice other than to propose to the Commission that it begin formal proceedings against Sweden for breach of EU environmental law." "I hope that...

2010-12-17 12:25:00

Despite severe criticism from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) over this year's wolf hunt, Swedish authorities announced Friday that hunters will be allowed to hunt and kill 20 wolves next year. The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) said licensed hunters will be able to shoot 20 wolves between January 15 and February 15 this season, down from the 27 that were allowed last season. The SEPA decided last year to limit the population of wolves in the country to 210 animals, spread out...

2010-10-04 12:57:46

Lawmakers say it's time for Congress to step in again two decades after the federal government spent a half-million dollars to study the reintroduction of gray wolves to the Northern Rockies. The Associated Press (AP) reports that lawmakers are proposing to bypass the Endangered Species Act and lift protections for today's booming wolf population. Critics say the move would undercut one of the nation's premiere environmental laws and allow for the unchecked killing of wolves across the...

2010-08-06 12:39:21

Wildlife advocates believe that the Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves throughout the Northern Rocky Mountains helps to buy more time to create a better plan than the one the judge rejected. State wildlife officials in Montana and Idaho reviewed Thursday's ruling, which blocks them from carrying out their wolf management plans and their preparations for wolf hunts this fall.  State officials said they were considering their options, including an appeal. U.S. District...

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Beast of Gevaudan
2013-08-04 06:59:16

The beast of Gevaudan is a man-eating wolf-like animal that resided in the Margeride Mountains of Gevaudan from 1764 to 1767. It was described as having remarkable teeth and long tail. Its fur was tinted white and emitted an unbearable odor. It was said that its victims were killed by the beast ripping at the throat. An estimated 210 attacks were documented; all were men that resulted in 113 deaths and 49 injuries with 98 of the victims partly eaten. Many of the attacks happened while...

2007-01-21 19:37:02

The gray wolf also known as timber wolf or wolf is a mammal in the order Carnivora. The gray wolf shares a common ancestry with the domestic dog. Gray wolves were once abundant and distributed over much of North America, Eurasia, and the Middle East. Today, for a variety of human-related reasons including widespread habitat destruction and excessive hunting, wolves inhabit only a very limited portion of their former range. It is listed as a species of least concern for extinction worldwide....

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