Center for Biological Diversity

Media Advisory, March 6, 2019

Contact: Stephanie Kurose, (203) 524-0562,

'Wolf Pack' to Rally Near White House Protesting Trump's Disastrous Wolf Plan

WASHINGTON— Activists in wolf masks will rally outside the White House at noon Thursday to oppose the Trump administration’s new plan to end protection for nearly every gray wolf in the lower 48 states.

Trump’s plan, announced Wednesday afternoon, is the most significant blow to the recovery of wolves in the past 40 years. Thousands of people around the country have already spoken out.

“Trump’s plan will bring the recovery of America’s wolves to a bloody and tragic halt,” said Stephanie Kurose, endangered species policy specialist with the Center for Biological Diversity. “But this isn’t over. Americans from coast to coast stand ready to fight this plan with everything we’ve got.”

What: Dozens of protesters in wolf masks will speak out against Trump’s wolf plan. 

When: Noon on Thursday, March 7.

Where: In front of the White House at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

Media availability: Activists with the Center for Biological Diversity and other conservation groups will be on hand for interviews before and after the rally.

Trump’s proposal would remove federal protections for all gray wolves, with the exception of Mexican gray wolves, which are listed separately under the Endangered Species Act. It will also likely ensure that wolves are not allowed to recover in the Adirondacks, southern Rockies and elsewhere that scientists have identified suitable habitat. 

Congress stripped wolves in Idaho and Montana of protections in 2011, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stripped protection from Wyoming wolves in 2017. This led to the killing of thousands of wolves and cessation of further recovery in these states.

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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