Posts Categorized: West Coast

Gray Wolf, © Joan Poor

Wolf Weekly Wrap-Up »

A great day in California for gray wolves; Wandering wolf OR-7 fathers wolf pups just in time for Father’s Day; Defenders cracks down on Governor Otter’s war on wolves; Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks offers reward for information on wolf poached in the Bitterroot Valley.

Wolf, © ODFW

Wolf Weekly Wrap-Up »

It’s a good week for wolves, especially red wolves in North Carolina. With only about 100 left in the wild, red wolves need all the protection they can get to stave off extinction. That is why Defenders and our partners have been fighting to maintain legal protections for the last remaining wolves in the American east. And, this week, we took a step toward achieving that goal!

forest, © Lindsay Kaun

Forest Planning for the Future »

Forest planning and restoration work is a big part of what we do here in California and throughout the Pacific West, and the policies that we design and promote shape forest management practices not just here, but all across the country. In addition to ensuring that our forests remain healthy and can continue to provide us with much-needed resources, proper forest management is essential for the wildlife species, including many threatened and endangered species, that depend on them…

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Keeping Wildlife and Fisheries Afloat: The conflict over drift gillnets along California’s coast »

Drift gillnets are known to snag an abundance of marine wildlife such as whales, dolphins, sea turtles, and seals, in addition to the intended fish catch. Once entangled in the nets, these animals cannot surface for air and often drown as a result. The number of deaths caused by drift gillnets is exacerbated by the long lengths of time the nets are left in the water as well as injuries these animals sustain during entanglement.