gray wolves

Obama Freezes Pending Federal Rules, Wolves May Benefit

Obama Freezes Pending Federal Rules, Wolves May Benefit

WASHINGTON, DC, January 21, 2009 (ENS) – In one of his first presidential acts, President Barack Obama has ordered federal agencies to halt all pending regulations until his administration can review them. White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel issued the memorandum Tuesday shortly after Obama took the oath of office at noon on the…

115 Groups Ask Obama's Ag Secretary to End Wildlife Killing

115 Groups Ask Obama's Ag Secretary to End Wildlife Killing

WASHINGTON, DC, January 2, 2008 (ENS) – A coalition of 115 conservation, animal protection, ranching, and faith-based organizations from across the United States today sent a letter to President-elect Barack Obama’s nominee for agriculture secretary asking that he halt the government slaughter of millions of wild animals, including wolves, coyotes, bears, cougars, and prairie dogs.…

Northern Rockies Wolves Temporarily Back on Endangered List

Northern Rockies Wolves Temporarily Back on Endangered List

MISSOULA, Montana, July 21, 2008 (ENS) – A federal judge has issued a temporary injunction restoring gray wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains to the endangered species list and halting the indiscrimate killing of wolves for the duration of a trial in which conservationist plaintiffs contest the removal of the wolves from the protected list.…

Conservationists Serve Notice of Lawsuit Over Wolf Delisting

Conservationists Serve Notice of Lawsuit Over Wolf Delisting

WASHINGTON, DC, February 27, 2008 (ENS) – Eleven conservation groups fighting to protect wolves in the northern Rockies today notified the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that the agency has violated the Endangered Species Act by removing the northern Rocky Mountain gray wolf population from the federal list of endangered species. The groups put the…

Federal Delisting of Northern Rockies Wolves Headed for Court

Federal Delisting of Northern Rockies Wolves Headed for Court

WASHINGTON, DC, February 21, 2008 (ENS) – Environmental groups from across the United States are planning legal action in an attempt to reverse today’s decision by the federal government to remove gray wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains from the Endangered Species List. “The gray wolf population in the Northern Rocky Mountains is thriving and…

Rocky Mountain Wolf Killing Rule Goes to Court

Rocky Mountain Wolf Killing Rule Goes to Court

MISSOULA, Montana, January 28, 2008 (ENS) – In a bid to bar states from aerial gunning and other state-sponsored killing of wolves, seven conservation groups today filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Missoula to stop the implementation of a new Bush administration rule that lowers the bar for wolf killing when a state…

Rocky Mountain Gray Wolves in the Crosshairs

Rocky Mountain Gray Wolves in the Crosshairs

WASHINGTON, DC, January 24, 2008 (ENS) – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced new regulations that will allow states to kill gray wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains, despite the fact that wolves are currently protected under the Endangered Species Act. The Service says the revision allows states and tribes with approved wolf management…