THE FIGHT FOR WOLVES IS ON.
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The fate of America’s wolves hangs in the balance.
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The Situation Right Now
In February 2022, a federal judge restored protection to gray wolves, reversing a Trump-era rule that removed Endangered Species Act protection from the animals across most of the country. The ruling prohibits wolf hunting and trapping in states outside of the northern Rocky Mountains.
It’s a huge win that will hopefully prompt the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to abandon its longstanding, misguided efforts to remove wolf protections.
The February 2022 ruling does not restore protection to wolves in the northern Rockies. Wolves in that region lost their protection prior to the Trump-era delisting rule. However, in response to an emergency petition from the Center for Biological Diversity and partners, the Fish and Wildlife Service determined in September 2021 that protecting the species in the northern Rockies may be warranted – largely because of new laws in Idaho and Montana that authorized widespread killing of wolves.
We’re working on multiple fronts to ensure a real future for this iconic American species:
- Working to bring federal protections to all wolves, including in the northern Rocky Mountains,
- Fighting state-by-state against plans to hunt, trap and poison wolves,
- Expanding and activating a powerful grassroots network to speak out for wolves across the country.
We can’t allow more than 40 years of wolf recovery to be thrown out by ruthless persecution and backwards policies.
These majestic animals occupy less than 15% of their historic habitat and, if they’re ever going to fully recover, they must be protected from coast-to-coast.
What’s the situation for wolves in specific states?
MYTH vs. REALITY: Wolf Recovery
Sadly, many of the same attitudes that drove wolves to the brink of extinction more than a century ago still exist. Too often, fear and misinformation fuel wolf killing and state management policies.
WOLF CONSERVATION PLANNING
A guide from the Endangered Species Coalition for working together using science, inclusivity, and ethical practices.
6 FACTS About Wolf Recovery
There’s a lot of misinformation out there on wolf recovery.
Help correct the narrative by tweeting these six facts.
ANIMALIA PODCAST SERIES
THE AMERICAN WAR ON WOLVES
2021 has become a pivotal year, a year like no other, in the fight to save America’s gray wolves. Since Trump delisted gray wolves, states like Idaho, Montana and Wisconsin have taken aggressive steps to massacre most of their wolf populations.
This four-episode series from Animalia will take you through a journey from the history and background on wolves in the US up through the ongoing ideological and political war playing out today over the the battle to protect this species from extermination.
Episode 1: Establishing A Foundation
We highlight some of the many incredible traits of wolf behavior and sociology in order to lay a foundation of understanding wolves, their day to day lives, and role in the ecosystem.
Episode 2: An Historical Extermination
A deep dive into the mid 1800s settlement of the West and the systematic extermination of wolves, onward through the 1900s and into the beginning of meaningful recovery efforts in the 90s.
Episode 3: The Challenges of Reintroduction
A look at reintroduction and recovery efforts in the mid 90s through today, what has worked, and what hasn’t, and what we can learn from them.
Episode 4: The Landmark Battle of 2021
VOICES FOR WOLVES
Medium – People, Animals, Nature
Instead of returning to past policies that perpetuate the killing and vilifications of wolves, it’s time to enact more scientifically sound and ethically robust policies. Ignoring this important step forward will not only hurt wolves but Indigenous groups and those counting on governments to do the right thing.
Politics have too often interfered with the recovery of wolves. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Idaho and Montana, where a decade after the iconic species was stripped of federal protections, recently enacted laws will greenlight the slaughter of more than 2,000 wolves under the false pretense of predator “management.”
Bozeman Daily Chronicle
The return of wolves to Yellowstone was a triumph of conservation but much of that work is being undone by hunters outside the park’s invisible boundary where 25 wolves have been gunned down in recent months.
If wolves are going to have a real future in Washington, the state’s Department of Fish and Wildlife should rely on science to develop management rules that prevent the killing of wolves while also protecting livestock. Conflict between the two isn’t inevitable.