THE FIGHT FOR WOLVES IS ON.
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The fate of America’s wolves hangs in the balance.
Do your part now to keep them safe.
DEMAND NATIONAL PROTECTION
Help reverse the Trump administration’s decision to end federal protection for wolves.
PROTECT ROCKY MOUNTAIN WOLVES
Help protect wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains from new anti-wolf laws.
#SaveOurWolves on Social Media
The Situation Right Now
The fight to save America’s wolves is in a critical new phase – and that’s why your help is so important.
After the Trump administration stripped federal protections from gray wolves in late 2020, states now control whether wolves are hunted or protected. California and Colorado recently celebrated the discovery of new residents, but Wisconsin rushed to allow their slaughter. Idaho and Montana are also ramping up plans for more wolf-killing.
This is the moment to take a stand against wolf slaughter – including poison, traps, aerial gunners and family-shattering assaults – and ensure a real future for this iconic American species. We’re working on multiple fronts to regain protections for wolves including:
- Petitioning the Biden administration to restore federal wolf protections and challenging the Trump administration order in court,
- 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
In stripping gray wolves of their Endangered Species Act protection across the country, the responsible federal agency went against both science and public opinion, and declared the species “biologically recovered.” But this delisting rule won’t stand up to scrutiny.
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.”
Medium – Center for Biological Diversity
For decades now the third week of October has been celebrated by wolf conservation organizations across the country as Wolf Awareness Week. Since the gray wolf was first protected under the Endangered Species Act in 1974, there have been continuous battles fought for the recovery of the species on both the federal and state level.
Opinion: Cruelty toward wolves is erasing conservation efforts. It’s time to reinstate their protections.
Daniel M. Ashe served as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director from 2011 to 2017.