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Wolf-proof Fencing for Genesis Wildlife at Beech Mountain [20 Jul 2009|03:33pm]

Mods, please pull if this isn't allowed :-)

My daughter sent out an e-mail to her friends and fellow athletes in fastpitch- I told her I'd post this to LJ. It concerns the wildlife sanctuary here on Beech Mountain, which has a new home at Eagle's Nest, and two wolves donated to them by Animal Control. They need to raise money for wolf-proof fencing of a quarter acre habitat. It will cost them roughly $7000. So, if you have a dollar, or even two...

The story behind the wolves/donation linkCollapse )
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Amazing wolfpapers)) [07 Nov 2008|10:46am]

Enjoy it! Wallpapers of russian wolves in Tver (Russia) guided by two scientists Vladimir and Laetitia.

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A Plea to the Pack [18 Aug 2008|03:28am]

Something I wrote about a year ago, a prayer of sorts, that I say at night before going to sleep.

Protect me brothers as I sleep.

Guard my body and my spirit
as it wanders through dreams.

The strength of each wolf lies in its pack,
and the strength of a pack lies in each of its wolves.
We are one.

Look over me and those that I love,
treat them as part of the pack.
Watch them, guide them, protect them.

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Return of the wolves [29 Jul 2008|09:28am]

Good news for once!


(Crossposted in several places)
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[21 Nov 2007|04:02pm]

[ mood | hopeful ]

Each of these sources are frequently updated. Keep yourself informed on the day-to-day struggles of wolves, other wildlife, and the environment. (x-posted)

Timberwolf Information Network. Wolves in the News.

Ralph Maughan's Wildlife News. This is another excellent source for keeping up to date on wolf issues. As it is a blog, there is a comment section accompanying each post. There are some big name players in the environmental community who comment. There is also the opposition. Mostly intelligent discussion.

Ralph is also the President of the Wolf Recovery Foundation. Founded in 1986 as a nonprofit 501.C.3 tax deductible organization, the Wolf Recovery Foundation was the first organization in Idaho completely dedicated to the restoration of wolves in the Rockies. His old blog contains ten years worth of wolf news! He keeps it as an archive. Learn the history of the Yellowstone wolves and others, here.

Sinapu's blog 'Wild Again!!' is another fine source for keeping up to date on wildlife conservation in the American West, with a focus on large carnivores. Comments enabled.

If you know of others who would like to keep a watchful eye on the wilderness, and aren't aware of these caches of information, please share these with them. Or if you know of some lively caches of your own, do leave a comment! Thank you.

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Wolf hunting tour in Mongolia [29 Oct 2007|09:32pm]

I'd originally wanted to go to Mongolia for their horse-riding tours, but instead, I found this:

Wolf hunting tours.

I'm more than enraged by this, but being so far away (am in Singapore), I'm not sure what I can do to even try to stop this kind of tours, or this kind of practice.

Can anyone help? Or suggest something?

I don't think for a moment it's going to be easy. But I don't think I can just find out about this and do nothing...
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Photos .... [24 Jan 2007|11:09am]

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[28 Jul 2006|01:17pm]

Alaska's majestic gray wolves are in grave danger. Marksmen use low-flying planes to chase the wolves, run them to exhaustion and shoot them to death at point-blank range. More than 150 wolves have already been killed this year!

Help us Save America's Wolves! Sign the petition below to urge the Bush administration to end the brutal slaughter of these magnificent animals by enforcing the Federal Airborne Hunting Act.

Hundreds of Idaho wolves are at risk in Idaho, where in 2001 legislators passed a measure calling for the elimination of wolves "by any means necessary."

Fill out the form below to urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serviceto deny Idaho’s recent requests to kill wolves in the Clear Water Basin and in areas where they are still protected under the Endangered Species Act.

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Some wolf news... [31 Mar 2006|02:22pm]

[ mood | annoyed ]

This article somewhat goes along with what Nanakyi said back in January. It's really sad to see that they're going to be taken off the protected list... because we all know what will happen then, don't we?

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hey everyone [31 Mar 2006|10:05am]

[ mood | artistic ]

Hey everyone! I just thought I'd interduce myself by bringing a gift.

I made a new colorbar, and it is ofcourse of our favorite animal. The wolf. So if you'd like to check it feel free to.

click here for the sweetnessCollapse )

X-posted places

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[31 Mar 2006|01:58pm]

I´m new xD

And I´m sorry >o>
I don´t now the code how to link to theses entry to the pics öö
The link like in the last entry ^^

I done these ava´s one time for a wolf RPG
but they were newer used ~.~

Have a lookCollapse )

Sometimes they´ll be exed because they´re png dat.
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Help Spread the Word [11 Jan 2006|12:13am]

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Top 3 Attacks on Wolves by the Bush Administration

* Returning management to Idaho, which passed a resolution to eliminate wolves “by any means necessary”
* Allowing continued aerial gunning of Alaska’s wolves
* Authorizing illegal wolf kills in Wisconsin and Michigan

Help Spread the Word

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Wolves and the Ecosystem [30 Nov 2005|11:07am]

I have a friend who is doing a research paper on the effects of removing wolves from the ecosystem. I'm trying to help her out a bit by finding sources. I was wondering is anyone was aware of any archived scientific journals on the Internet, or offline scientific journals, on the subject. Thanks muchly.

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New Member [24 Sep 2005|10:38pm]

[ mood | awake ]

Hi! I'm a new member! Is there anything I should do or know?

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HELP! [30 Aug 2005|04:10pm]

The greatest wolf massacre since the 1950's is now underway in Alaska. Governor Frank Murkowski has reinstated the barbaric practice of aerial gunning. Marksmen can gun down wolves from the air that are easy targets against the fallen snow. Or they can run the wolves to exhaustion, then land and shoot them point blank.

Murkowski's Board of Game has already approved the killing of over 1,000 wolves. They are likely to increase that number dramatically next year.

The Federal Airborne Hunting Act was enacted by Congress to stop such aerial gunning. Defenders has formally petitioned Interior Secretary Gale Norton to enforce this law and halt the wolf killing in Alaska. To date she's refused to act.

Please add your voice and call upon her to act today!
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Wolves win! Finally! [19 Aug 2005|11:07pm]

[ mood | amused ]

Judge Orders Northeast Wolf Restoration By DAVID GRAM, Associated Press Writer
Fri Aug 19, 5:43 PM ET

MONTPELIER, Vt. - A federal judge Friday ordered the Bush administration to step up efforts to restore the gray wolf to four northeastern states, a ruling environmentalists called a major victory.


"The wolves are howlin'" in celebration, said Patrick Parenteau, director of the environmental law clinic at Vermont Law School.

Judge J. Garvan Murtha found that the Department of the Interior violated federal law in 2003 when it issued a rule saying no further efforts to restore the wolf were needed. The ruling covers Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York state.

Efforts to restore wolves had been successful in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. The government wanted to lump those states in with the Northeast in a new, 21-state eastern region, and declare that enough had been done to restore wolf populations throughout the eastern United States.

Anthony Tur, a Fish and Wildlife Service field officer in Concord, N.H., said the agency's headquarters in Washington would decide whether to appeal the ruling.

He questioned the push to build gray wolf populations in the Northeast on two fronts, saying it wasn't clear that the public would support such a move and there was dispute in the scientific community about whether gray wolves ever populated the region.

Environmental groups, including the National Wildlife Federation and state groups in Vermont, Maine and New York, joined in the lawsuit. They argued that good wolf habitats exist in northern Maine and in New York's Adirondack Mountains, and that northern Vermont and New Hampshire likely would become an important corridor for wolves migrating between those two habitats.

Parenteau, lead attorney in the case, said his students "did all the hard labor in the case. It's a nice victory for our students."

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Pass these links anywhere you can, PLEASE!! [27 Jul 2005|10:26pm]

[ mood | angry ]


Help us protect the Endangered Species Act today.

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[09 Jul 2005|01:55pm]

[ mood | aggravated ]


Dear Friends:

Those of you who have been on our mailing list since 2003 will remember the struggles that occurred with the Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) when they decided to eliminate Nonprofit Wildlife Sanctuaries from the state. We are again challenged with an overzealous attempt by the DOW to circumvent the will of the people of Colorado and the Colorado Legislature. DOW has proposed such ridiculous requirements for licensing of Nonprofit Wildlife Sanctuaries that essentially none will be able to comply. For those of you who are not familiar with this situation, I will outline a quick synopsis of what has occurred.

2003 Jul - DOW proposed adjusting their rules to eliminate the licensing Nonprofit Wildlife Sanctuaries, stating that the State Legislature never gave them authority to license Nonprofit entities to maintain wildlife. This change would only allow facilities licensed before 2001 to be grandfathered in and no new nonprofits would be licensed. This proposal essentially would eliminate those organizations who would help unwanted wildlife and only license those (commercial wildlife facilities) who would exploit them. Wolf helped form a Coalition of concerned individuals and organizations to fight this proposal.

2003 Sep - The Colorado Wildlife Commission votes to approve the changes presented by DOW. This vote eliminated licensing for Nonprofit Wildlife Facilities in the state. In spite of Wolf’s efforts and those of the Coalition we could not change the vote.

2004 Jan - The Coalition helps introduce new legislation (HB-04 1135) to authorize licensing of Nonprofit Wildlife Sanctuaries. This bill would force DOW to license Nonprofit Wildlife Sanctuaries.

2004 May - HB.04 1135 Passes and is signed into law. Although somewhat modified from its original wording to allow DOW to establish standards for licensing, the bill is passed and DOW has no choice but to license Nonprofit Wildlife Sanctuaries.

2005 May - DOW proposes AZA (American Zoo & Aquarium Association) accreditation requirement for licensing Nonprofit Wildlife Sanctuaries. This proposal would prevent Nonprofit Wildlife Sanctuaries from becoming licensed as the requirements for AZA accreditation are inappropriate to sanctuaries and have been designed for zoos and the protection of the public visiting those zoos. This would be like requiring a Veterinarian to be an MD, in order to receive a license to practice Veterinary Medicine.

2005 Jun - Coalition meets with DOW to explain problems with AZA accreditation. According to the Coalition’s attorney (Bonnie Mandell-Rice) present at the meeting, “It became clear that (1) DOW thinks AZA is the "gold standard," and (2) DOW does not want more sanctuaries because (among other things though it seems primarily) it will be a big burden on it administratively and financially and hunters will not want their dollars paying for it.” According to Pat Craig (a Coalition member) also present at the meeting, “The battle over standards is really just a pseudo-issue, as the DOW is using that as a tool for getting the results they desire (without publicly admitting they have chosen to exclude all sanctuaries).”

2005 Jul 14,15 - Colorado Wildlife Commission will vote on the DOW proposal. DOW has basically decided to press forward with their proposal disregarding the input from the Coalition -- Even though the Coalition presented two other options that are more appropriate for standards. The Coalition presented data for establishing accreditation by one or both of the leaders in national sanctuary associations - The Association of Sanctuaries (TAOS) and The American Sanctuary Association (ASA). Both of these organizations have standards for accreditation which are exceedingly more appropriate than those of AZA. Wolf is accredited by both of these organizations.

It is imperative that we stop this proposal at the Commissioners meeting. Otherwise, we will again be forced into a long and protracted battle to seek legislation to remedy the issue. During the time it will take to successfully implement new legislation, many animals will be killed. Please help by writing to the Wildlife Commissioners. Below is a short suggestion that will work if you do not have the time to write your own. Addresses for the commissioners are supplied below. If you have time, please send a snail mail version or fax of your letter as well. If you would like more information about this situation please write me at one of the email addresses below.

Thank you -- The Animals Appreciate Your Concern and Efforts.

Frank Wendland
fwendland@wolfsanctuary.net or

"A mountain that has a wolf on it stands a little taller."
(author unknown)

sample letter:


Re: Wildlife Commission Meeting - July 14,15 2005/Draft Regulations - Chapter 11 - Wildlife Parks and Unregulated Wildlife

Dear Commissioner:


The proposal by DOW requiring Nonprofit Wildlife Sanctuaries to be certified by the AZA (American Zoo & Aquarium Association) in order to receive a DOW license is TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE. The requirements for AZA certification have nothing to do with the purpose and setting of Nonprofit Wildlife Sanctuaries. This would be like requiring a Veterinarian to be an MD, in order to receive a license to practice Veterinary Medicine.

There are other national accrediting associations with significantly more appropriate standards for sanctuaries. Requiring accreditation through one of the following associations would far better serve the Citizens of Colorado and the intent of HB-04 1135. These organizations are:

TAOS The Association of Sanctuaries

ASA The American Sanctuary Association

Please vote to uphold the intent of HB-04 1135, the ruling of the State Legislature and the desires of the people of Colorado.

Thank you,

(your name/address here)



Jeffrey A. Crawford Chairman jeffcrawford@aboutrmi.com

Thomas M. Burke Vice Chairman tmburke@juno.com

Ken Torres Secretary ken_torres@amigo.net

Robert W. Bray Member brayhunt@frontier.net

Richard H. Ray Member dickray@pagosa.net

Phil James Member pjjames@comcast.net

Claire M. O'Neal Member cmo@pctc.net

Robert Shoemaker Member none

Rick Enstrom Member renstrom@frii.com

Russell George Ex-Officio/Non Voting russell.george@state.co.us

Executive Director, Dept. of Natural Resources, 1313 Sherman Street, Room 718, Denver, CO 80203 fax: 303-866-2115

Don Ament Ex-Officio/Non Voting don.ament@ag.state.co.us

Commissioner, Colorado Department of Agriculture, 700 Kipling Street, Suite 4000, Lakewood, CO 80215 fax: 303-239-4176

Snail Mail/fax for Regular Commissioners

(it appears that DOW no longer provides mail addresses/faxes for Commissioners, so use this):

c/o Russell George, Executive Director, Dept. of Natural Resources, 1313 Sherman Street, Room 718, Denver, CO 80203 fax: 303-866-2115
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Please Read and Spread the Link [08 Jun 2005|05:03pm]

[ mood | worried ]


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URGENT [03 Mar 2005|02:33pm]

[ mood | sad ]

Warning! Graphic Images.


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