Urgent: We've Taken New Action to Save Idaho and Montana's Wolves

Wolves in Idaho and Montana need federal protection under the Endangered Species Act.
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Hi Everyaction,

Wolves in Idaho and Montana are in the crosshairs — it's an emergency.

Both states have passed laws aimed at eradicating hundreds of wolves.

So days ago we launched new legal action to restore Endangered Species Act protection to Idaho and Montana wolves.

Please support this critical work with a matched gift to the Saving Life on Earth Fund. The chance to double your gift expires at the end of May.

Ten years ago Congress removed federal protection from gray wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains. The result has been heartbreaking, with thousands of wolves hunted and trapped.

For years Idaho and Montana have been extending their hunting seasons, raising quotas and going out of their way to make it easier to kill wolves. But it's suddenly gotten much worse.

Idaho will now hire private contractors to kill up to 90% of its wolf population — and allow hunters and trappers to kill an unlimited number of these social and intelligent creatures, even running them down with ATVs and snowmobiles.

Montana may authorize hunters and trappers to kill an unlimited number of wolves through baiting, trapping and night hunts. More than 85% of the state's wolves could be wiped out.

These open seasons on wolves are brutal and tragic. We're calling on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to return the wolves of the northern Rockies to federal management. It's the only way to ensure they survive.

We can't fight the heartbreaking extinction crisis if keystone species like gray wolves aren't part of the rich, biodiverse ecosystems where they evolved.

These animals have a right to the live free in the wild, without the constant threat of gunshots, traps and destruction.

For more than three decades we've been fighting for species on the front lines of extinction. We'll never give up that fight.

Please, support the Saving Life on Earth Fund by May 31 and your donation will be matched.

For the wild,

Kierán Suckling

Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity


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