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Sad News Update: Pack Mother Wolf Killed

Photo: Center for Biological Diversity

Photo: Center for Biological Diversity

How do you kill a pack of wolves with one shot? Shoot the pack leader, the mother wolf.

The horror of this is that not only is the pack leader dead but that most of the other wolves will die slowly and painfully.

“Washington wildlife officials have determined that the wolf they killed last week was the Huckleberry Pack’s alpha female. It’s devastating news: This killing could shatter the structure of the entire pack and her orphaned pups may face starvation this winter.”

 

Read more here

http://www.defendersblog.org/2014/09/wolf-weekly-wrap-48/

http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/2014/09/04/losing-alpha-female-threatens-pack-survival/15102151/

http://www.spokesman.com/outdoors/stories/2014/sep/05/officials-sheep-attacking-wolf-packs-alpha-female/

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Manatees, the Gentle Giants of the Sea

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Manatees seem to be, in an anthropomorphic way, like sweet giant creatures, minding their own business and hurting no one. It helps to hold up this image of gentleness that manatees are vegetarians.
Wherever you find manatees, human beings are interfering with their habitat.

“Facing a barrage of threats, America’s beloved gentle giants are being overcrowded when they try to seek refuge in natural springs in Kings Bay in Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge.

Throngs of boaters, snorkelers and kayakers mob the entrances to warm water springs where Florida manatees seek to escape cold winter waters. Too often, the manatees are grabbed, groped and harassed by inquisitive tourists. Sometimes, the manatees are unable to reach or are pushed out of the warm water springs they need to survive. There have even been instances when mothers were separated from their dependent calves by careless visitors.

Please urge FWS to step up protections of the vulnerable Florida manatee population!”

You can sign the petition here

http://therainforestsite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/trs/petition/DOW-FloridaManatees?origin=ETE_061314_DOW-FloridaManatees_3&utm_source=email&utm_medium=envirota&utm_campaign=DOW-FloridaManatees&utm_term=061314&utm_content=_3

 

You can learn more about the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund here

http://www.defendersactionfund.org

You can learn more about manatees at

http://www.savethemanatee.org

 

 

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Vanishing Wolves

Mexican gray wolf

Mexican gray wolf


Most children in the western world grew up with the image of the big, bad wolf imprinted by numerous fairy tales into their minds. Only in the last years has it become clear that drastic measures need to be taken to ensure the survival of this species.

“The Mexican gray wolf, a distinct subspecies of the gray wolf, once roamed throughout Mexico and the Southwestern United States. Today the global population of these animals is tiny — roughly 75 individuals in the wild, and another 300 in captivity.

Unless the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) takes immediate and dramatic action, this magnificent animal could no longer exist in the wild.”

You can sign the petition here
http://therainforestsite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/trs/petition/DOW-MexicanGrayWolf

You can learn more about the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund here
http://www.defendersactionfund.org

You can learn more about the Mexican gray wolf here
http://www.defenders.org/mexican-gray-wolf/basic-facts

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