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Wildlife eNews: Idaho Wolves, Wildlife Love and an Everyday Hero January 16, 2006 11:21 AM

 
Defenders Home | Forward to a Friend | Not Subscribed? Sign Up | Donate NowTwo Gray Wolves in the Snow (Photo: Corel)Feds Turn Wolf Management Over to State That Voted to Eradicate Them

The Bush administration turned responsibility for managing Idaho’s wolves over to the state earlier this month. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game, not the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is now responsible for more than 500 wolves. Among their duties? Issuing wolf-kill permits to ranchers in a state where the legislature once called for the elimination of wolves “by any means necessary,” and the head of an anti-wolf coalition has vowed to “get rid of these wolves, one way or another.” This change in management spells trouble for Idaho wolves, but Defenders is is working to protect them.

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Canada Lynx (Photo: USFWS) Speak Up for the Lynx

Elusive, secretive and naturally scarce, the lynx is one mysterious cat. Even scientists don’t know much about it. But they know enough to recognize that this northern forest predator is rapidly losing ground. Logging, agriculture and development are shrinking the large hunting areas lynx need to survive. In the lower 48 states, the lynx population is now believed to total about 1,000 animals limited to strongholds in the northern and southern Rockies, Washington, Minnesota and Maine. The lynx was listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act in 2000, but we have yet to see any significant protections for it on the ground. That could change soon. The Fish and Wildlife Service has a new proposal for protecting lynx, and they want to know what you think about it. Please tell them now.

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Read MoreLearn MoreSend this to a Friend   Protecting WildlifeYoung Loggerhead Turtle (Photo: USFWS) Visit our website to learn more about our sea turtle programs in the sunshine state. 

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 January 16, 2006 11:23 AM

Read MoreLearn MoreSend this to a Friend Support Our WorkMake a Wildlife Gift Adoption for Valentine's Day This Valentine’s Day Give a Gift from the Heart

Show someone special you really care this Valentine’s Day…send your loved one a wildlife gift adoption. It’s a perfect gift for an adult, child or grandchild!  You can adopt a wolf, jaguar, tiger, dolphin, panther, elephant, whale, cottontail rabbit or black bear. When you do, we’ll send your valentine a plush animal toy and a certificate of adoption suitable for framing.  And we’ll put your contribution to work to save wildlife and the habitat it needs to survive. Visit our wildlife adoption center today to send a Valentine’s gift that will show just how much you care for that special person and for wildlife.

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 January 16, 2006 11:26 AM

  • In this issue:
  • Free Tracks You Leave Behind Video

    With the January 1st changes in the tax law, you may want to update or prepare a will so that you can take care of your loved ones and wildlife, too.
     
    To learn more, including how to make a bequest to protect wildlife for future generations, visit Defenders’ Gift and Estate Planning homepage and order our free brochure and DVD/video, “The Tracks You Leave Behind”. 
     

    Is eating better one of your New Year’s resolutions? Try the Wildlife Friendly Diet. Good for you. Good for the environment. Read this Enviro Tip for to learn more about a wildlife friendly diet.

    Have an Enviro Tip to share? E-mail envirotip@defenders.org

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    Red Knot in the WaterThe Red Knot 

    It’s not just the bright orange breeding plumage that sets the red knot apart from other shorebirds. This largest member of the North American sandpiper family makes one of the longest annual migrations of any bird: an arduous 18,000 miles. But with the horseshoe crabs eggs that fuel a critical leg of its journey disappearing, the red knot is in a bind.

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    Last month most of  you (67 percent of those who responded to our poll) said you would gladly share habitat with grizzly bears. This month we want to know what you consider the top priority for protecting wildlife in 2006.

    > CAST YOUR VOTE NOW

    Monday, January 16
    Columbus, Ohio
    Wildlife Meet-Up
    6:00 PM
    Northstar Cafe
    951 North High Street

    Wednesday, January 18
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Wildlife Meet-Up
    6:00 PM
    Café Ah-Roma
    2230 Euclid Ave.

    Thursday, Jan 19
    Bakersfield, CA
    Wildlife Meet-Up
    5:00 PM
    Dagny’s Café
    1600 20th St

    Tuesday, January 24
    Signal Hill, CA
    Wildlife meet-Up
    7:00 PM
    1903 Temple #224

    January 27-29
    Mare Island, San Francisco Bay
    San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival
    1:00 PM
    Mare Island, San Francisco Bay
    More Information


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