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May 06, 2015

There are just three wolves surviving at Isle Royale National Park, an island ecosystem and World Heritage site locked within Lake Superior in Michigan. That’s down from 50 some years ago, and the surviving three wolves show signs of inbreeding. Since the wolves have all but vanished from the island, the moose population has doubled, and an ecosystem that once had a strong balance of predator and prey has been thrown out of whack.

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Apr 02, 2015

Keep Michigan Wolves Protected filed a lawsuit in Lansing in the Michigan Court of Claims to overturn the so-called Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act on the grounds that it violates the state’s constitution. The lawsuit challenges an underhanded legislative effort intended to overturn the result of two 2014 ballot measures through which Michigan voters soundly rejected sport hunting of wolves.

Feb 27, 2015

The United Tribes of Michigan (comprising 12 recognized Indian tribes in the northern part of the state) recently adopted a resolution opposing removal of federal protections for wolves and calling on people to recognize the historical and ecological significance of wolves.

Feb 18, 2015

Today, more than 50 world-renowned wildlife biologists and scientists, many of whom have devoted their entire professional careers toward understanding the social and biological issues surrounding wolves in North America, 

Jan 31, 2015

The Humane Society of the United States and 21 other organizations — including the Detroit Zoo, the Center for Biological Diversity, the Wisconsin Federated Humane Societies and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians — have petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to down-list wolves from "endangered" to "threatened" status across most of their range in the lower 48 states.

Jan 27, 2015

Today, The HSUS and 21 other organizations – from the Detroit Zoo to the Center for Biological Diversity and the Wisconsin Federated Humane Societies to the Sault Sainte Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians – petitioned the U.S.

Dec 26, 2014

The November election results are indisputable. Voters repealed Proposal 1 (moving the wolf to the game species list) with a 55 percent “no” vote, and they defeated Proposal 2 (giving the NRC the authority to decide which species can be hunted), with a 64 percent “no” vote. Proposal 2 was defeated in 69 of 83 counties, in a landslide rejection of NRC decision-making power.

Press Releases
Dec 23, 2014

The November elections results are indisputable. Voters repealed Proposal 1 (moving the wolf to the game species list) with a 55 percent “no” vote, and they defeated Proposal 2 (giving the NRC the authority to decide which species can be hunted), with a 64 percent “no” vote.  Proposal 2 was defeated in 69 of 83 counties, in a landslide rejection of NRC decision-making power.

Dec 19, 2014

This afternoon, we received the very welcome and far-reaching news that a federal judge just issued an order requiring that sport hunting and trapping of wolves in the Great Lakes region must end immediately, in response to our legal action.

Dec 19, 2014

Wolves are once again an endangered species in Michigan following a surprise ruling by a federal judge late Friday.

For now, that ruling effectively ends the prolonged political chess match over whether wolves should be hunted here.

News: MLive.com
Dec 19, 2014

A federal judge on Friday threw out an Obama administration decision to remove gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered species list — a decision that will ban further wolf hunting and trapping in three states.

The order affects wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, where the combined population is estimated at around 3,700. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service dropped federal protections from those wolves in 2012 and handed over management to the states.

Press Releases
Dec 19, 2014

Jill Fritz, director of Keep Michigan Wolves Protected, issues the following statement

“A federal District Court has just ruled that sport hunting and trapping of wolves in the Great Lakes region must end immediately. Wolves in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin are now protected. This is a huge victory for our campaign and the thousands of supporters who worked tirelessly to save these majestic animals.

Dec 01, 2014

The three R's of electoral democracy are respect, responsibility, and right.

Right as opposed to wrong.

Nov 26, 2014

The three Rs of electoral democracy are respect, responsibility, and right.

Right as opposed to wrong.

Press Releases
Nov 20, 2014

Voters of all political parties want Legislature and Natural Resources Commission to heed the will of the people

LANSING, Mich. – A statewide poll of Michigan voters conducted after the election reinforces strong opposition to wolf hunting and a strong desire not to hand power to designate game species over to the unelected Natural Resources Commission. The survey results come in the wake of the defeat of Proposals 1 and 2 and the voters’ rejection of wolf hunting and of the authority of the NRC to make these declarations.


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News: A Humane Nation May 06, 2015

There are just three wolves surviving at Isle Royale National Park, an island ecosystem and World Heritage site locked within Lake Superior in Michigan. That’s down from 50 some years ago, and the surviving three wolves show signs of inbreeding. Since the wolves have all but vanished from the island, the moose population has doubled, and an ecosystem that once had a strong balance of predator and prey has...


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