How we’ll stop wolf killings for good
With three wolf packs in Washington State targeted for killing this winter, we don’t have a moment to lose on this campaign.
The Wolf and the Wild
There’s something so special about wolves. Their fierce beauty and musical howls have inspired us for generations. Today, they are not only powerful symbols of wilderness, but vital components of the ecosystems they call home.
But for all of their power and beauty — wolves are defenseless against high-powered rifles.
By the middle of last century, only a couple hundred gray wolves were left where hundreds of thousands once roamed.1 Today, gray wolf numbers in many states are recovering, but they are still vulnerable to hunting — like in Wyoming, where half of the state’s wolf population is slated to be killed.2 Meanwhile, North Carolina’s enigmatic cinnamon-colored red wolves number only in the dozens.3
Environmental Action for Wolves
Environmental Action is working hard to keep federal protection for wolves and save them from hunting wherever they roam. With three wolf packs in Washington State targeted for killing this winter, we don’t have a moment to lose on this campaign.
Why is Environmental Action working so hard to protect wolves?
- For wolves themselves — Because they’re amazing. Their packs, formed of families so like our own, deserve to roam the land that has been their home forever safely.
- For wilderness — Because the incredible ecosystems on the land we share depend on many moving pieces to stay healthy. Wolves are a key element of some of the most wonderful wild places we enjoy, like Yellowstone National Park.4
How You Can Help
For our sake — Because you and I both want a world where wild creatures of all kinds are safe to thrive. We don’t want there to be a “last wolf” in our lifetime — or ever.
We’ve set a goal to raise $30,000 by midnight on Dec. 31 so that we can continue to speak up for wolves, for all these reasons and more.
Your gift means that we can continue to organize tens of thousands of people to send messages to policy-makers — like when 25,000 of you helped us save federal wolf protection last year. At the same time, state-ordered killings — like the one happening this winter in Washington State — must be stopped now. Your gift also means we can activate our network as soon as a new wolf killing is ordered.
Our approach lets us work towards the long-term federal protections that will ensure rebounding wolf populations continue to thrive. When we speak out together for wolves, we can win.
But to keep working for wolves in the coming year, we need your support. Together, we can end state-sponsored wolf killing, stop legislation that would strip wolves of federal protections, and so much more.
1. “Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) Biologue,” U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, accessed November 13, 2018.
2. John Spina, “Wyoming sets wolf population goal of 160,” Jackson Hole News & Guide, May 24th, 2017.
3. Darryl Fears, “Interior Department plans to let people kill endangered red wolves,” The Washington Post, June 27th, 2018.
4. Doug Smith, “Q&A: Wolves,” Yellowstone National Park, June 7, 2017.