Take Action to Protect Wolves

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Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Photo by Allen Daniels shows OR7, the young male wolf that has wandered hundreds of miles across Oregon and Northern California.

Pacific Northwest Wolf recovery is just beginning, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is deliberating the proposed removal of nearly all federal Endangered Species Act protections for all gray wolves in the lower 48 states. Without federal protection recovery efforts in the Pacific Northwest would be nearly impossible.

Take Action: Let the Service know that we need to maintain federal protections for wolves and create a Pacific Wolf Recovery Zone, which would help enable wolves to return to Washington, Oregon and California. 

Do you remember OR-7 (Journey), the iconic wolf who traveled over 1,000 miles from eastern Oregon to northern California to become the state’s first wolf in over 80 years? Without federal protections, and no certainty of state protections, Journey may have a target on his back.

In Idaho, Wyoming and Montana more than 800 wolves have been killed, gunned down and trapped since wolf management decisions were turned over to the states.

The long-term viability of wolves in the western states is in jeopardy!

Wolves Delisted:
* Idaho: April 2011
* Montana: April 2011
* Wyoming: September 30, 2012

Latest Posted Idaho Wolf Hunt Kill total: 116
Latest Posted Idaho Wolf Trapping Kill total: 7
Latest Posted Montana Wolf Hunt Kill Total: 92
Wyoming Wolf Kill Total: 58
Western Regional Total Reported Killed This Year: 273
Western Regional Total Reported Killed Since Delisting: 818

Current Known Population of Wolves in the Pacific Northwest:

Washington State: 27 wolves
Oregon: 59 wolves
California: 1 wolf

Please take action and share it with your friends, demand that wolves retain the federal protection they need to ensure their recovery in the wild.

Click here to download and print Action Alert to hang on a bulletin board near you.