Archive for the ‘Wolves in the News’ Category

Third Likely Wolf Shot in Newfoundland

Port Blandford Wolf 2014

Port Blandford Wolf 2014

For several months this past fall and winter, a large canid frequented the area around Port Blandford, Newfoundland.  There is no word on whether or not officials from the government of Newfoundland and Labrador knew of the existence of this animal or whether they did anything to protect it.  Wolves are legally protected in Newfoundland because there is no provision for hunting or trapping them.  This is because wolves have been officially extinct in Newfoundland for nearly a century. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Isn’t the USFWS Looking for Wolves in the Northeast?

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s response to a recent Freedom of Information Act request submitted by MWC was very enlightening, more for what it didn’t contain than for what it did. Based upon the lack of information in the response, we now know that the Service is not proactively looking for wolves in the northeast. Read the rest of this entry »

First wolves killed in more than a century in New Brunswick and Newfoundland

The recent killing of two 80+ pound wolves in areas of eastern Canada where they haven’t been seen for more than a century serves as evidence that wolves are attempting to recolonize much of eastern North America.  Since 1993, no less than nine wolves have been killed over an area from Massachusetts, to upper New York State, across to Newfoundland. Read the rest of this entry »