Sadly, on the verge of Wolf Awareness Week (which is next week), we received news that an Oregon wolf in the Wallowa Whitman National Forest was illegally killed. Poaching remains one of the biggest challenges for wolf recovery, and the culture by some hunting groups not to decry it leads to a culture of permissiveness. Until poaching of carnivores is universally condemned, getting justice will continue to be an uphill battle.
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The Oregon wolf population is up, predation is down, and no wolves were killed by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in 2019 - that’s the quick snapshot of the annual wolf report that came out this week. We cover that and more in this month’s newsletter!
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