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Wolf Delisting Challenges Demonstrate Need for an Improved Framework for Conserving Intraspecific Variation under the Endangered Species Act

If applied generally to other species, the 2019 rule’s approach to ESA implementation would represent a significant scaling back of recovery efforts for widely distributed species that would increase both short term vulnerability and long-term loss of adaptive potential. Recent … read more

2020 Mini-Grants Awarded

Thanks to your support, the National Wolfwatcher Coalition awarded two mini grants. The recipients are The Voyageurs Wolf Project and Tundra Speaks. The Voyageurs wolf project is a collaborative effort between the University of Minnesota and Voyageurs National Park. They … read more

2020 Wolf Education Grant Opportunity

Photo credit: Sandy Monville 2020 National Wolfwatcher Wolf Education Grants Applications Due Tuesday, September 1, 2020 Will be awarded during Wolf Awareness Week (10/18-10/24/2020) The National Wolfwatcher Coalition is proud to announce our second annual wolf education grant program.  We … read more

The Gray Wolf Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA): A Case Study in Listing and Delisting Challenges

Under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA or the Act; 16 U.S.C. §§ 1531-1544), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) (together, the Services) determine which species to “list” as “endangered species” … read more

What is an Endangered Species?

The query “What is an endangered species?” is quickly transformed into a far tougher question: How much loss should a species endure before we agree that the species deserves special protections and concerted effort for its betterment? Judgments about acceptable … read more

Group Formation of New Isle Royale Wolves Leads to Territorial Aggression

GPS collar data shows three wolves, 1 female and 2 males, have been traveling, feeding, and bedding together since March, 2019 (W001F, W007M, and W013M). This is the first wolf group to form and remain associated since introduction efforts began… … read more

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