Center for Biological Diversity

For Immediate Release, March 4, 2019

Contact: Valerie Love, (510) 274-9713, vlove@biologicaldiversity.org

60 Gatherings Across U.S. to Oppose Trump's Plan to End Wolf Recovery

OAKLAND, Calif.— Volunteer wolf advocates around the nation will gather this week to oppose the Trump administration’s plans to end protections for nearly every wolf in the lower 48 states. The “Wild for Wolves” events are part of the Center for Biological Diversity’s Call of the Wild campaign.

So far, more than 60 wolf events are planned for this week, according to organizers at Ignite Change, the Center’s grassroots organizing arm. The events will take place in cities across the country, from Seattle and Boise to Minneapolis and Denver.

“People from coast to coast are raising their voices for wolves right now. They understand that wolves are at a pivotal moment where Trump could either pull the plug on their recovery or allow this amazing conservation story to continue,” said Valerie Love, the Center’s national organizing program deputy director. “It’s clear that Trump’s plan would be a disaster for wolves, returning us to the time when they were routinely shot, trapped and poisoned. We can’t go back to those dark days.”

More than 800 volunteers have already attended Ignite Change workshops as part of the wolf campaign. Although the focus is on Trump’s plan to strip protections, volunteers are also getting engaged on local and regional wolf issues.

“There’s no doubt that wolves are one of the most loved wild animals in America,” said Love. “Anyone who tries to remove protections, whether it’s the Trump administration or hostile state governments, is going to run into powerful opposition by this growing army of wolf-loving advocates.”

This week’s “Wild for Wolves” gatherings will be a chance for participants to sign letters opposing Trump's plan, connect with other wolf advocates and plan for the fight ahead.

More information is at www.SaveOurWolves.org.

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 1.4 million members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.

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