Join the Fight for Wolves
Wolves nationwide urgently need your help. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is poised to remove protections for these important and majestic animals in most of the lower 48 states, according to a new proposal from the Obama administration. Give now to help us fight back and take action to oppose the wolf delisting proposal.
Learn some basics on the issue in this Center video, a short flick featuring our West Coast Wolf Organizer Amaroq Weiss:
Want to know more? Read on, and then watch an extended version of our video below.
Since 1973 wolves have been protected under the Endangered Species Act. In 1978 those protections were expanded to include wolves across most of the lower 48 states. In the past two years, protections have been removed for wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains and western Great Lakes. States in these regions have instituted aggressive hunting and trapping seasons resulting in more than 1,700 wolf deaths.
Despite the horror that state management has been, the Service has now proposed removing wolf protections in the remainder of the lower 48 states. The plan abandons wolf recovery in the Pacific Northwest, southern Rocky Mountains, Northeast, California and other areas where there is space for wolves — keeping protections only for the very small population of Mexican gray wolves that roams Arizona and New Mexico.
These videos originally appeared on the Center's YouTube channel, here and here.