wolves

Baby wolves in the forest.

It’s happening again: Washington state has officially authorized the killing of two more of its endangered wolves.1     The Togo wolf pack needs our help. Washington state won’t leave the Togo wolf family alone. In 2019, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) tried to eliminate the Togo pack completely by shooting the last two remaining wolves.2 Wolves deserve the chance to recover […]
Wolf in winter (Pixabay)

The clock is ticking toward the end of our fiscal year — and so is the clock for gray wolves. Right now, the Trump administration is deciding whether wolves will keep the protection of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), or become vulnerable to legal hunting and trapping nationwide.   Help fuel our work in the year to come. With your support, we’ve stood […]
Wolf pups

There’s not a moment to lose — the Trump administration could announce its decision to officially end Endangered Species Act (ESA) protection for wolves at any minute.     Wolves were almost hunted to extinction once before. In the early 1900s, almost every single gray wolf in America was shot to death. The protection of the ESA has helped these amazing animals slowly begin […]

Idaho lawmakers want to make parts of the state into permanent “wolf-free zones” where an unlimited number of wolves can be killed — even when mothers are in dens with their pups.1     Wolves could be hunted to extinction. Hunting once killed nearly every single wolf in the lower 48 states. If states like Idaho turn into wolf killing free-for-alls, we face the […]
Red Wolf, captive (Photo: Matthew Zalewski via Flickr CC BY 4.0)

In 2019, not a single red wolf pup was born in the wild — a first since the reintroduction program began decades ago.1     Red wolves are on the brink of extinction in the wild. With no new pups, red wolves’ future is far from certain. And with just 14 or fewer remaining, it’s clear that red wolves need all the allies they […]
Captive red wolf (Photo: John Froschauer via Flickr, CC 2.0 Licence)

Last year, there were 35 wild red wolves left. Now, only 14 are known to survive. These magnificent animals are going extinct on our watch.       As few as 14 wild red wolves remain alive. Meanwhile, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is refusing to release any information about what, if anything, it’s doing to stop extinction from claiming these wolves for […]
Wolf howling.

  By Julia DeVito, digital campaigner Only 5,500 wolves roam the lower 48 states. Their survival is now far from certain. On March 6, the Department of the Interior announced plans to take America’s gray wolves off the federal endangered species list. Along with their spot on the list, the wolves would also lose protections afforded by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We […]
Wolf in winter (pixabay)

We have some great news to share about our end-of-year campaign for wolves and the environment.   More than 550 generous supporters contributed to our end-of-year fundraising drive! These donations will help fuel our campaigns to save endangered wolves, other wildlife and the wild places they call home. With these gifts, we’ll be able to continue organizing against state-ordered wolf killings like the one […]
Save wolves in Wyoming (Photo: Pixabay)

In Wyoming’s wolf hunt last year — the first since gray wolves lost Endangered Species Act protections there — 76 wolves were killed. This year’s hunt was extended to be a month longer than the first, and the quota of wolves that can be killed is higher, too.1,2   At least three dozen wolves are already dead on the doorstep of Yellowstone […]
Grey wolf (Wildfaces, pixabay)

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 […]