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Demanding Protection for the Endangered: Advocates 'Rally for Wolves' in U.S. Capital

Contact: Dustin Garrett Rhodes, Capital Correspondent, Friends of Animals
Phone: 202-906-0210 E-mail

Washington, D.C.-In April 2011, the U.S. Congress tucked an unprecedented "wolf de-listing rider" into the federal budget bill and it passed.

Judge Molloy Upholds "Wolf Delisting Rider"! Horrible News!!

I'm away from home and have to report this terrible news. Judge Molloy upheld the "wolf delisting rider" via budget bill.

Part of the ESA died tonight along with the future of gray wolves in the Northern Rockies. I can barely type this, it's so heartbreaking.

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Constitutional Challenge of Wolf Rider Filed

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 5, 2011

Contact: Michael Garrity, Alliance for the Wild Rockies, 406-459-5936, email
Gary Macfarlane, Friends of the Clearwater, 208-882-9755, email
Nicole Rosmarino, WildEarth Guardians, 505-699-7404 or email

Afraid for Wolves

Summer Act'ionLine 2011 -- Preview

by Priscilla Feral

Although gray wolves were reintroduced into the Northern Rocky Mountains in 1995, with promises to foster their recovery, wolf persecution resurfaced 14 years later. In March 2009, the Obama administration's Interior Secretary Ken Salazar activated a Bush administration plan to delist wolves in the Northern Rockies from the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Who's afraid of the big, bad wolf?

Image courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

High Country News

By Heather Hansen, Red Lodge Clearing House

Wolves Need Your Help NOW

The current budget bill before Congress contains a provision that will take gray wolves off the Endangered Species List in Montana and Idaho. Animal advocates only have a short time to speak out. Currently, there isn't a Senator who has introduced an amendment that will remove this deadly rider from the budget bill.

Bison get grazing space in Montana but settlement puts wolves in the crosshairs

ANIMAL PEOPLE, April 2011:

MISSOULA, Montana--Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer on March 17, 2011 authorized bison wandering out of Yellowstone National Park to graze within the Gardiner Basin, flanking the Yellowstone River on either side for about 13 miles north of Yellowstone. Bison who wander farther, into the Paradise Valley south of Livingston, will be shot, said Montana gubernatorial natural resources advisor Mike Volesky.

Judge asked to lift federal protections on wolves

March 24, 2011


MISSOULA, Mont. -- Ten conservation groups and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service asked a federal judge Thursday to approve their plan to lift endangered species protections for wolves in Montana and Idaho, effectively reversing his previous rulings on the matter.