wolves http://www.kplu.org en Federal Push To Lift Protection For Wolves Has Conservation Groups Howling http://www.kplu.org/post/federal-push-lift-protection-wolves-has-conservation-groups-howling <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/140740656&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Don’t be alarmed if you hear the eerie sound of wolves howling in the distance at noon today. The group howl heard in the city will be<a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/735180969847664/" target="_blank">&nbsp;put on by humans</a>.</p><p>The howl is a protest action aimed at stopping active management programs that allow the killing of a species, which, until recently, was listed as endangered under federal law.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 15114 at http://www.kplu.org Federal Push To Lift Protection For Wolves Has Conservation Groups Howling Washington wildlife officials: 8th wolf pack confirmed http://www.kplu.org/post/washington-wildlife-officials-8th-wolf-pack-confirmed <p>SPOKANE, Wash. &mdash; Washington Fish and Wildlife officials say they&#39;ve confirmed an eighth wolf pack in the state.</p><p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 03:57:29 +0000 The Associated Press 5611 at http://www.kplu.org Washington wildlife officials: 8th wolf pack confirmed Groups boycott 'The Grey' with Liam Neeson for portrayal of wolves http://www.kplu.org/post/groups-boycott-grey-liam-neeson-portrayal-wolves <p>A new Liam Neeson action thriller opening Friday is receiving howls of protest from wolf advocates. They say &ldquo;The Grey&rdquo; wrongly portrays wolves as massive, bloodthirsty beasts. And some wildlife groups are <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Boycott-The-Grey/277390812325193?sk=wall">organizing a boycott</a>.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:14:47 +0000 Jessica Robinson 3927 at http://www.kplu.org Groups boycott 'The Grey' with Liam Neeson for portrayal of wolves The art of trapping Idaho’s wolves http://www.kplu.org/post/art-trapping-idaho%E2%80%99s-wolves <p>Idaho is the first state outside of Alaska to regulate a trapping season for wolves. It came after the animal was removed from the Endangered Species List this spring. Trappers who are hoping to snare a gray wolf are required to take a mandatory class.</p><p>If anyone can tell you how challenging it is to trap a wolf, it&rsquo;s Rick Williamson.</p><p>Williamson is a carnivore biologist with Idaho&rsquo;s Department of Fish and Game. He recently retired from his position as a wolf management specialist with the federal government. He&rsquo;s is teaching a class of about 25 people how to set a foothold trap.</p><p> Sat, 26 Nov 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Emily Schwing 3261 at http://www.kplu.org The art of trapping Idaho’s wolves Wolf groups file 9th Circuit appeal http://www.kplu.org/post/wolf-groups-file-9th-circuit-appeal <p>BOISE, Idaho &ndash; Two wolf advocacy organizations officially made their case last week in federal court to get wolves listed as endangered species. They want the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to rule that taking wolves off the Endangered Species list earlier this year was unconstitutional.</p><p> Mon, 12 Sep 2011 23:26:06 +0000 Aaron Kunz 2605 at http://www.kplu.org Wolf groups file 9th Circuit appeal Wolf advocates split over strategy http://www.kplu.org/post/wolf-advocates-split-over-strategy <p>The recent ups and downs of wolf de-listing have split environmentalists over strategy. This week, a handful of conservation groups filed an appeal in San Francisco to return wolves to the endangered species list. But other groups feel the battle won&#39;t be won in the courts.</p><p> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 23:52:14 +0000 Jessica Robinson 2305 at http://www.kplu.org Wolf advocates split over strategy Idaho allows wolf hunting season with traps, no kill quota http://www.kplu.org/post/idaho-allows-wolf-hunting-season-traps-no-kill-quota <p>SALMON, Idaho - The Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted Thursday for a plan that sets hunting and trapping season for the Northern Rocky Mountain gray wolf. The state hopes sportsmen will help keep the wolf population in check.</p><p>But critics object to Idaho allowing hunters to use traps for the first time since the wolves were reintroduced.</p> Mon, 01 Aug 2011 17:15:20 +0000 Jessica Robinson 2219 at http://www.kplu.org Idaho allows wolf hunting season with traps, no kill quota Critics of Washington plan want number of wolves capped http://www.kplu.org/post/critics-washington-plan-want-number-wolves-capped <p>Cattlemen and hunting groups contend a proposed plan for managing and restoring gray wolves in Washington state allows for too many wolves.</p><p>A 17-member citizen advisory group has been meeting for nearly five years about how best to recover wolves in their historic territory while reducing and managing wolf-livestock conflicts.</p><p>Jack Field of the Washington Cattlemen Association says the number of wolves overall should be capped.</p> Thu, 09 Jun 2011 22:16:09 +0000 The Associated Press 1829 at http://www.kplu.org Environmentalists fear wolf rider would open pandora's box http://www.kplu.org/post/environmentalists-fear-wolf-rider-would-open-pandoras-box <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-963392.mp3</p><p>Environmental groups say a provision in the compromise budget deal in Congress sets a dangerous precedent for endangered species. Congress expects to vote on the bill today. It includes an amendment to remove gray wolves from the endangered species list in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Thu, 14 Apr 2011 21:50:15 +0000 Jessica Robinson & KPLU News Staff 1209 at http://www.kplu.org Environmentalists fear wolf rider would open pandora's box