Yesterday a group of leading wolf researchers and prominent conservation biologists sent a letter to the Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewel, urging her to reconsider plans to remove Endangered Species Act protections from wolves across the remainder of the...continued→
Feature: Wolves in the Rockies
Fighting for the Gray Wolf's Recovery
Gray wolves once roamed the United States from coast to coast and from Canada to Mexico. But in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, wolves were intensively killed in staggering numbers, eradicating them from almost all of the lower-48 by the 1930s. Today, wolves have mounted a comeback, but their recovery is far from certain. Congress, for example, recently kicked wolves in Idaho and Montana off the endangered species list, which opens the door for hundreds of wolves to be killed.
Today, NRDC is increasing its efforts to reduce conflicts between wolves and livestock in the Northern Rockies. This work is critically important, as many wolves are killed in response to conflicts with livestock. Ultimately, NRDC fights to ensure a healthy, sustainable future for wolves in the Northern Rockies.
For a century and a half, ranchers in the northern Rocky Mountains have been grazing cattle and sheep in the backyards of bears, lions, coyotes and wolves. Despite these temptations, predators are responsible for only a tiny fraction of...continued→
We applaud the Senate for confirming Sally Jewell as the new Secretary of the Interior. Jewell brings a strong business background and a personal conservation ethic to the position. We look forward to working with her as she undertakes the...continued→
The Sacramento Bee and Voice of San Diego have both published exposes about the abuses of the Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services agency, which spends federal tax dollars to kill wild carnivores in the tens of thousands annually, largely to benefit private agribusiness....continued→
In December 2012, my colleague Matt Skoglund described the serious impact wolf hunting seasons in the Northern Rockies were having on Yellowstone National Park wolves. At that time, hunters had just killed wolf 832F, the alpha female of the Lamar...continued→
Anyone who is fascinated by wolves, as I am, will know the name Dutcher. Specifically, Jim and Jamie Dutcher, who brought wolves into the lives of millions of people through their film Wolves at Our Door. It’s often easy to...continued→
In December 2012, NRDC and Sierra Club submitted comments in response to an Environmental Assessment (EA) issued by the federal agency Wildlife Services regarding its Gray Wolf Damage Management operations in Montana. We were encouraged by some aspects of the EA, such as Wildlife...continued→
Several wolves from Yellowstone National Park have been killed in wolf-hunts in the Northern Rockies this fall. Of the wolves killed, many wore radio collars, which researchers and wildlife managers use to monitor wolves and collect scientific data about them. Not...continued→
With wolf hunts underway in Idaho and Montana, we are headed back to court to challenge the latest removal of Endangered Species Act protections from wolves in the state of Wyoming. Wyoming and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service left...continued→
Have you noticed a little less munching on your garden by rabbits and squirrels this year? If you have, it could be that a family of coyotes has taken up residence near your home. Coyotes, foxes, and other predators play...continued→