Alaska has proposed another hunting and trapping season for the unique wolves of the Alexander Archipelago on Prince of Wales Island, a critical population center.
These striking wolves, with coats ranging from dark gray to cinnamon, are fighting for their existence and are far too vulnerable to withstand a hunt. We're doing all we can to save them.
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Two years ago, 165 of these wolves were taken out during the state's hunting and trapping season. An additional 68 were killed last year.
The Alaska Board of Game claims these wolves have recovered, but our scientists question the reliability of its data and collection methods.
Not only do these wolves face trapping and hunting, but they're also suffering from massive logging of their habitat, inbreeding, and the climate crisis.
It's been open season for wolves in Alaska for years.
The killing of wolves on state lands adjacent to Denali National Park has decreased wolf sightings in the park and its surrounding area.
We can't let the wolves of the Alexander Archipelago suffer the same fate.
No state should be approving a hunting and trapping season on wolves so close to the brink.
The best way to protect the Alexander Archipelago wolves is to give them protection under the Endangered Species Act. We've taken legal action to secure that protection.
And last week we made our case at a court hearing on restoring protection to gray wolves under the Act across most of the lower 48. Full federal protection is the best way to save these creatures.
In the meantime, we'll continue to fight for wolves in states that put them in harm's way.
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