September 30, 2016

Federal Wolf Management Fraught with Controversies and Failures

Press Release from the House Committee on Natural Resources: WASHINGTON, D.C., September 21, 2016 – Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held an oversight hearing on the status of the federal government’s inconsistent and unsuccessful wolf management efforts in the United States. The panel, which included local and state witnesses, focused on red wolves […]

Minnesota Wolves: No Kudos from Here

The following article from a Northern Minnesota newspaper describes a 40-year US Fish and Wildlife Service (retired) Wolf Biologist admitting that wolves in Minnesota have indeed decimated the Minnesota moose population and that, undoubtedly, any attempt to increase moose numbers in Minnesota would be akin to introducing impalas into a lion cage at the zoo. […]

Expanded US habitat protection ordered for rare lynx

*Editor’s Note* – Here is a prime example of what is wrong with everything involved in government. This includes the Court System. Nobody knows what the Canada lynx population is…anywhere. Nobody knows what the lynx population used to be or ever was. However, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, kow-towing to their Environmentalists buddies, list […]

Removing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Population of Grizzly Bears From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife

SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the public comment period on our March 11, 2016, proposed rule to revise the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, under the authority of the Endangered Species Act, by removing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem population of grizzly bears (Ursus arctos horribilis). In […]

Northern Spotted Owl Listed As a Threatened Species Under the California Endangered Species Act

“On August 25, 2016, the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) voted unanimously to list the northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) as a threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act. The owl is already listed as a threatened species under the Federal Endangered Species Act. The Commission’s action increased protections for the species […]

Multilocus Detection of Wolf x Dog Hybridization in Italy, and Guidelines for Marker Selection

*Editor’s Note* – The following study should come as no surprise to those with knowledge and an honest approach to scientific wolf study. Hybridization between canine species is something that happens in nature, but is exceptionally enhanced by several events, one of which is, of course, human intervention and manipulation. Wolves with the least amount of […]

Protected Predator Species Endangering Other Species

Of course the headline is really nothing new to honest researchers. We have known for some time that over-protected predator species raise hell with other species in order to survive. Is this what we want? In an article in the Bangor Daily News, stupid is as stupid does, is discovering that too many bald eagles […]

Descendants of the first settlers reveal the truth about returning wolves to Yellowstone

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Removing Eastern Puma From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife

*Editor’s Note* – Perhaps the title of this would be accurate to state that the USFWS is doing everything it can to delay and/or reverse course on removing the cougar from the list of Endangered and Threatened Species. This process has been going on for how long now? And now they are going to reopen […]

Amended Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement To Address the Presence of Wolves at Isle Royale National Park

*Editor’s Note* – I brought to readers’ attention yesterday that environmentalists have petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for Endangered Species Act protection for moose in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota. The regions of Michigan included in the petition involves Isle Royale. Does it make sense or is it irresponsible to introduced and […]