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Latest press on Washington's wolverines
To protect or not? Feds’ decision not to list wolverine draws lawsuit
So, on Monday, eight conservation groups joined forces to sue the USFWS over that decision. Now the agency has 60 days to respond to the lawsuit, as what few wolverines remain in the lower 48 states await the winter snows they require to continue their species’ existence.
Conservation groups push for wolverine protection
"The remote, rugged, and snowy North Cascades are ideal wolverine habitat,” said Dave Werntz, Science and Conservation Director with Conservation Northwest. “Protection under the Endangered Species Act will help our wolverine population survive an uncertain future with a warming climate, shrinking snowpack, and increasingly fragmented habitat.”
Federal Agency Ignores Best Available Science In Decision Not To List Wolverine
In response to the decision, Conservation Northwest and a coalition of 9 groups will file notice of intention to sue the Service for refusal to protect the species under the Endangered Species Act.
Jun 27, 2013: Monitoring report goes live
During the winter field season, 72 citizen scientists with the Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project captured unique images of Washington's wolverines and documented the first use by wildlife of the I-90 Gold Creek underpass.
Researchers looking for elusive wolverine near Snoqualmie
If Aja Woodrow can attract a wolverine, it will be a big deal because his camera is set up, not in the remote Okanogan wilderness but in a secluded area near Snoqualmie summit. That would put a wolverine within just a few hours of Seattle.
Wolverines jump to the front of the line for endangered species protections
“The wolverine is in dire straits,” said Dave Werntz with Conservation Northwest. “Its current plight is exactly what Congress had in mind when it passed the Endangered Species Act in order to save America’s wildlife from extinction.”
Officials Recommend Wolverine For Protection Under Endangered Species Act
"This is one of the few cases where things are looking pretty rosy right now but the future scenario is one that doesn’t look good," said Shawn Sartorius, lead wolverine biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Feb 01, 2013: Wolverines' lucky number
Thirteen is a lucky number for wolverines. Thirteen years since conservationists including Conservation Northwest urged their protection under the federal Endangered Species Act, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has announced its proposal to list the wolverine in the lower-48 states as a threatened species.
U.S. Proposes to Protect Wolverines
The new proposal, as written, would not restrict logging or winter recreation — like snowmobiling — in the wolverine’s habitat, but it would end the intentional trapping of the animals.
Wolverines Threatened By Climate Change, Officials Propose Endangered Species Act Protection
"This is a species there is still time to do something about," said Mike Thabault, ecological services director for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's mountain-prairie region.
Once extinct here, wolverines on the rebound
“When you see a species like wolverine that needs openness and connected habitat coming here all on its own, this is the celebration moment. It’s the success, the reward,” said Jen Watkins of Conservation Northwest, a Seattle nonprofit, as she dunked pine-branch tips into a bottle of foul-smelling scent lure.
Face-to-face with Washington's elusive wolverine
King 5's Gary Chittim gets up close and personal with one of Washington's rare wolverines.
Epic New Wildlife TV Series Showcases Elusive Animals as They've Never Been Seen Before
The show features wolverines, polar bears, mountain lions, and grizzly bears.
Wolverine research moves toward management strategies
What breeds every other year, claims 300 square miles of terrain, lives at 9,000 feet elevation in harsh winter conditions, and fends off grizzly bears for scraps of spoiled meat? The Gulo gulo, or wolverine, of course.
Aug 14, 2011: Wolverines jump to the front of the line
The USFWS has promised to determine by 2013 whether wolverines - in "dire straits" from habitat loss and global warming - deserve full protection under the Endangered Species Act.
First time in recorded history: Wolverine tracks confirmed in Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains
The tracks of a wolverine are found in the Wallowa Mountains, for the first time! The researcher followed the tracks for about a mile until they left the river bottom and headed into the high country.
Rewards increased for wildlife poaching
Mar 6 - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife expands its reward fund for apprehending wildlife poachers with contributions from Conservation Northwest.
Why isn’t the wolverine better protected in the Northern Rockies?
Feb 25 - New West writer Dennis Higman ruminates on the rare privilege of seeing a wolverine in the wild and wonders how we might better protect them.
Dec 14, 2010: Wolverine: Ice-age survivor
Dec 14 - Wolverines, a rare forest predator, are judged by USFWS as "warranted but precluded" from protection under the Endangered Species Act. To survive climate change, they need more. We are redoubling our efforts to track their existence, protect and connect as much habitat for wolverines as we can, and push for full protections.
Wolverines judged needy of Endangered Species protection
Outdoors blog - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says that the wolverine, known for its strength and determination, should be listed as a candidate species.
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