“The DNR confuses ‘wolf recovery’ with ‘keeping wolves just above the brink of extinction.’ 

Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin

That’s what; Maureen Hackett,founder and president of Howling For Wolves,a Minnesota-based wolf advocacy organization, said in a statement: “The DNR confuses ‘wolf recovery’ with ‘keeping wolves just above the brink of extinction.’ The population levels, still below pre-trophy hunt levels, are drastic, reckless, and unacceptable for responsible wolf recovery and vital genetic diversity.”

Results from an annual statewide MINNESOTA WOLF POPULATION UPDATE 2016 estimated at least 2,278 wolves in 439 wolf packs.

The following is a press release fromHowling For Wolves:

Howling For Wolves responds to MN DNR wolf population estimates: DNR is mixing up ‘wolf recovery’ with ‘keeping wolves barely above the brink of extinction.’
(St. Paul, Minn) – Today the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources released its 2015-2016 wolf population estimates, reporting 439 wolf packs (2+ wolves equal a pack) and 2,278 wolves from the past winter. These results indicate Minnesota’s wolf…

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