33 wolves were trophy hunted in Wyoming last year — up from 26 the year before.
When wolves lose protection, as they did in Wyoming in 2017, this is what happens.
We must prevail in our fight to restore their protection. We'll go state by state, and trophy hunt by trophy hunt, to keep wolves out of the crosshairs.
This is why I'm asking for a monthly donation. Your sustaining gift will strengthen our fight for wolves and wildlife.
Already states are rushing to hold trophy hunts for the first time in years.
Wisconsin tried to open up wolf hunting and trapping this winter, just as wolves began their breeding season. The plans for the winter hunt were rejected by a single vote.
Other states, like Michigan, have approved wolf hunts in the past and could do it again. The last time wolves lost protection there, 23 of the animals were shot in just two months.
We're pressing the new administration to move quickly to protect wolves again under the Endangered Species Act — and put them back on the path to recovery.
Until that happens we'll be pressuring decisionmakers, testifying at hearings, and mobilizing our members to campaign from state to state.
This is what it takes to save wolves — and all wildlife threatened with extinction.
There's no time to lose. As the new administration settles in, we need to act with the urgency the extinction crisis demands.
That means getting more species protected under the Act. And stopping projects that will destroy habitat and pollute our air and water.
To undo the damage of the past four years, we must be diligent to ensure laws that underpin so much of our work, like the Endangered Species Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, have their lifesaving power brought back to them.
Over the past 30 years, the Center has locked in protections for 723 species and more than half a billion acres of habitat.
We can save life on Earth, but we need you with us.
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