Wolves nationwide urgently need your help. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is poised to remove protections for these important and majestic animals in most of the lower 48 states, according to a new proposal from the Obama administration.
Learn some basics on the issue in this Center video, a short flick featuring our West Coast Wolf Organizer Amaroq Weiss:
Want to know more? Read on, and then watch an extended version of our video below.
Since 1973 wolves have been protected under the Endangered Species Act. In 1978 those protections were expanded to include wolves across most of the lower 48 states. In the past two years, protections have been removed for wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains and western Great Lakes. States in these regions have instituted aggressive hunting and trapping seasons resulting in more than 1,700 wolf deaths.
Despite the horror that state management has been, the…
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