A 2-year-old female wolf known as OR-106 wandered from her pack in Oregon and was shot and killed.
Her death just days ago is the latest tragedy in the war on wolves in Oregon and elsewhere.
We're doing all we can to stop these killings and to keep wolves safe. Please help with a gift to the Center's Wolf Defense Fund.
OR-106's killing so soon into 2022 continues a horrifying trend from last year, when eight wolves, including all five members of the Catherine pack, were poisoned in the state.
Overall, in the past 21 years, 30 wolves have been illegally killed in Oregon and two others died under mysterious circumstances. So far only three of these wolves have had their killers brought to justice.
The Center and allies have offered nearly $50,000 in rewards for information leading to the conviction of the killers, plus an additional $16,500 in the case of OR-106. We're also ramping up the pressure for Oregon to address these horrific illegal kills.
In addition to hundreds of other wolves being slaughtered in Montana and Idaho, at least 20 from Yellowstone National Park have been gunned down after they left the park's protective boundaries. We're seeking to restore federal protection to wolves in the northern Rockies and across the West.
And in northern Arizona, an endangered Mexican gray wolf was illegally shot and killed just weeks ago. He was wearing a bright pink tracking collar and his presence had been widely reported, making it likely the killer sought him out. We've been working for decades to save these rare wolves and last year won a crucial court case requiring the government to finally come up with a strategy to combat illegal killings.
Wolves are an iconic species of the wild. It's why we love them so much and are heartbroken at news of each wolf killed or pack torn apart.
At the root of our dedication to wildlife is a love for all species and a commitment to secure justice for all living things.
Please help us ensure a future for wolves with a gift to the Wolf Defense Fund.
For the wild,