Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Two groups file lawsuit to stop Alaska aerial wolf control

Associated Press

Two conservation groups filed a lawsuit today asking the state's Superior Court to halt aerial wolf control. Defenders of Wildlife and the Alaska Wildlife Alliance also want a stop to the state's bear killing plans, saying they too are based on faulty science and violate state law.

The state of Alaska resumed aerial wolf control three years ago. Under the program designed to boost moose and caribou numbers in several areas of the state, more than 550 wolves have been killed. The program now is operating in five areas of Alaska.