Posts Categorized: Wildlife

Baby Ocelot/FWS

There’s a new kitten in town: Baby Ocelot brings hope to struggling population in Texas refuge »

The new kitten in Texas has a special place in our hearts because several years ago Defenders helped revegetate habitat needed by ocelots in Texas and worked to stop the Border Patrol from removing vegetation and installing huge lighting arrays, which would have fragmented habitat and potentially disrupted ocelot behavior. These days, we continue to work to protect ocelots and jaguars as they struggle to recolonize their habitat in the U.S.

Mexican Gray Wolf, © Scott S. Warren / National Geographic Stock

Wolf Weekly Wrap-Up »

More Mexican gray wolves released in the wild!; What does the science say: Do wolves and cougars reduce disease in their prey?; OR-7’s radio collar losing signal; Nearly 500,000 more Americans speak out against federal plan to strip wolves of protections.

Gray Wolf, © Joan Poor

Wolf Weekly Wrap-Up »

Governor “Butch” Otter signs “Wolf Control Board” into law and green lights unsustainable wolf killing in Idaho; 47,500 Defenders members send comments to the Fish and Wildlife Service opposing Gray Wolf delisting proposal; Saturday marks the 16th anniversary of Mexican Gray Wolf recovery; Animal footprints on Mt. Hood confirmed to be wolf tracks!