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Social, family-oriented and highly adaptable—wolves have a lot in common with humans.

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Washington D.C. — The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court ruling that vacated a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule to remove Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region, which includes Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The ruling maintains...

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that wolves in the Northern Rockies may warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. The decision comes in response to an emergency petition from the Center for Biological Diversity, the Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society...

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WASHINGTON—As state wildlife agencies in Idaho and Montana work to implement laws aimed at drastically reducing wolf populations, more than 50 wildlife conservation groups today asked the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to immediately restore Endangered Species Act protections to gray wolves in the...

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Less than 24 hours after Judge Dana Christensen’s order restoring Endangered Species Act protections to Yellowstone-area grizzly bears, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo. introduced a bill that would reverse the Yellowstone-area grizzly court ruling, despite the fact that Rep. Cheney’s attempt to add the bill...

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The Humane Society of the United States strongly condemned the Alaska Board of Game for its decision to slaughter the wolves who live in a portion of the Kenai Peninsula (Unit 15C, southwest of Kenai National Refuge; map available upon request). The HSUS urges Gov. Bill Walker to reverse this cruel...

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Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service jeopardized the fragile recovery of one of the country’s most iconic species by finalizing a rule to remove Endangered Species Act protections from gray wolves in the lower 48 contiguous states. This misguided decision comes over one year after FWS received...

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VICTOR, Idaho—The Center for Biological Diversity, the Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society Legislative Fund and Sierra Club today petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to restore federal protection under the Endangered Species Act to gray wolves, after Idaho and Montana...

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation introduced by Republican Congressman Sean Duffy of Wisconsin to delist most gray wolves in the lower 48 contiguous states from the protections afforded to them under the Endangered Species Act, and barring the public from seeking redress...

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BOZEMAN, Montana—A coalition of wildlife advocates and hunters, represented by the non-profit environmental law firm Earthjustice, today asked the U.S. Forest Service to issue new protections for wolves in designated wilderness areas following Idaho and Montana’s enactment of a rash of aggressive...

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Since the federal government turned management of gray wolves over to the states on January 4, 2021, these iconic and family-oriented animals have faced relentless persecution by trophy hunters and trappers. Yet, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland reaffirmed the Biden...

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WASHINGTON, DC— Almost two million Americans stated their opposition to the Trump administration’s proposal to strip endangered species protections from gray wolves in a comment period that closed today. This is one of the largest numbers of comments ever submitted on a federal decision involving...

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Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service announced it is removing gray wolves in the lower 48 contiguous states from the list of species protected by the federal Endangered Species Act. The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund urge...

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Animal protection and conservation organizations petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reclassify gray wolves under the Endangered Species Act as threatened throughout the contiguous United States, with the exception of the Mexican gray wolf which remains listed as endangered. If adopted...

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The Humane Society of the United States is applauding a recommendation by the National Park Service to introduce 20 to 30 wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan over a three-year period. This decision comes after a dramatic decline in Isle Royale’s wolf population, with only two wolves...

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The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works today added several poison pill provisions to the so-called Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act, S. 659, which already threatened the interests of wildlife, conservation and public lands, but now is an even more extreme measure. Among other harmful...

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Several key animal protection issues were at stake in the omnibus spending package released early this morning by congressional negotiators, and The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Legislative Fund are celebrating major victories for horses, elephants, wolves, and other...

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Gray wolf on a mountain ridge in Denali National Park, Alaska
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By Karen E. Lange

Coyotes deserve lives free from persecution.

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska—A lawsuit filed today in federal District Court in Alaska charges the Interior Department and National Park Service with violating multiple laws when adopting a rule that would open up national preserves in Alaska to hunting practices like baiting brown bears and killing wolves...

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