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Feds’ Refusal to Stop Tongass Wolf Hunt Spurs Groups to File Emergency Endangered Species Act Petition

posted Jan 15, 2016, 1:38 PM by chloe owens

9/14/15, by Center for Biological Diversity

Feds’ Refusal to Stop Tongass Wolf Hunt Spurs Groups to File Emergency Endangered Species Act Petition

In a move to protect a troubled wolf population in Southeast Alaska, six conservation organizations today petitioned for an emergency listing of Alexander Archipelago wolves under the Endangered Species Act. ..In the mid-1990s the Prince of Wales area had about 300 wolves. However, a June population estimate by the state’s fish and game department found a mid-range estimate of only 89 wolves for 2014, and perhaps as few as 50. But because this number did not factor in the 29 wolves killed in legal hunts over the winter, or poaching (which may be substantial), the population may now be a scant few dozen.

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2015/alexander-archipelago-wolf-09-14-2015.html

 

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