Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed a bill passed by the Idaho Legislature last week that would allow the killing of 90% of the state’s wolf population.
NOAA Fisheries has announced its intent to conduct a 5-year review of Southern Resident killer whales under the Endangered Species Act
Washington's wolf population continued to grow in 2020, as the minimum count of wolves reached its highest levels since the species began returning to Washington in recent years. The annual wolf report was released today by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Southern Resident Killer Whales are one of NOAA Fisheries “Species in the Spotlight” and this week the agency released priority actions needed in 2021-2025 to stabilize the species, including the need to “target conservation of critical prey.”
State wildlife biologists counted 173 wolves in Oregon this past winter, a 9.5 percent increase over last year’s count of 158 according to the Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management 2020 Annual Report released today.
Endangered Southern Resident killer whales prey on a diversity of chinook and other salmon. The stocks come from an enormous geographic range as far north as Alaska and as far south as California's Central Valley, a new analysis shows.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is extending the effective date of the Jan. 15, 2021, final rule that excluded additional areas from the existing critical habitat designation for the northern spotted owl.
Another GPS-collared gray wolf has dispersed from Oregon into California. The wolf, known as OR-93, has traveled farther south in California than the collared wolves that have preceded him.
Idaho Fish and Game’s second annual wolf population estimate documented the population was stable from 2019 to 2020, indicating that a similar number of wolves were added to the population and removed from the population between the two estimates. The 2020 estimate was 1,556 wolves, 10 fewer than the 2019 estimate of 1,566.