It has been a rough summer for wolves across the American
West, and things could get worse—which is why we’re redoubling our fight for these critical, charismatic carnivores.
Here’s the bad news: this month we learned that the Fish and
Wildlife Service is set to approve Wyoming’s awful wolf management plan, which
would allow most wolves in the state to be shot on sight. Then the agency
issued a death warrant, later replaced with a capture order for a Mexican wolf
accused of killing livestock in New Mexico. And now wolf hunting is set to
begin in Idaho and Montana within the week.
WildEarth Guardians is already preparing to defend wolves
from the next round of illegal, ill-advised, and inhumane management plans.
We’ll need your
support and your voice to implement our strategy. Here’s what we intend to do:
- First, when the Obama Administration approves
the Wyoming wolf plan, we’re going to file a lawsuit to challenge it in federal
court. This plan cannot be allowed to stand.
- Second, we’re going to continue fighting to keep
Mexican wolves in the wild, pursue our lawsuit to ban trapping in Mexican wolf
range, demand more wolf releases and advocate for an expanded recovery zone for
this rare and charismatic animal.
- Third, we’ll continue working for grazing permit
retirement, our bold solution to reduce livestock conflicts and boost Mexican
wolf recovery in Gila Country.
- Finally, we’re going to publicize and protest
wolf hunting in Idaho and Montana at every opportunity, building more public
opposition to these acts of intolerance.
Please support WildEarth Guardians to protect wolves across
the West. Your support enables Wendy Keefover, our Carnivore Protection
Director, and Bryan Bird, our Wild Places Director, to challenge the worst
federal actions for wolves and promote our solutions that will ensure greater
co-existence with wolves and other native carnivores.
You know WildEarth Guardians. We’ve been there for wolves at
Now we need your help
to continue to be a force for wolves.
We’ve done a lot for wolves, and clearly more work needs to
be done. We won’t give up. We invite you to join the effort.