Once again, the Forest Service has disregarded the evidence of the probable impacts of its timber program on wolves, other wildlife populations, salmon, and critical habitat necessary for their survival. As we have seen on Prince of Wales, logging and roads initiate many harmful effects, including the “overharvest” and illegal take of not only wolves, but also their primary prey and sustenance, Sitka black-tailed deer.
To reconcile the ecological value of the ancient forests in Alaska with their economic value as timber is unconscionable for numerous reasons, including the existential threat of climate change. On October 15th, 2019, the Trump administration took a significant step toward opening the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest to logging and other potential extractive development. … Continue reading Speak Up For Ancient Forests, Wolves, and Wildlife in Alaska.
"We, the more than 300 species conservation experts call for urgent and effective action to address the unprecedented, unsustainable and growing impacts on wild species from human activities."
Scientists studying animal behavior have shown that species ranging from mice to primates are governed by moral codes of conduct in the same way as humans. Historically, humans were thought to be the only species to experience complex emotions and to have a sense of morality. Often, conservation biologists, researchers, and perhaps field biologists and … Continue reading Moral Codes of Conduct
Welcome to Washington, where the aerial gunning of wolf pups, just months old, is perfectly acceptable. https://youtu.be/RuuNxpPzLOM “Governor Inslee does not support a nationwide proposal that delists gray wolves from the federal endangered species list in all of the lower 48 states because there are many areas where wolves have not yet been recovered,” Inslee … Continue reading Dear Governor Inslee: Stop This Madness
Washington, DC—Today, the Trump administration announced new regulations that will effectively gut the Endangered Species Act (ESA), hampering one of the most important environmental laws ever passed. The final regulations to gut critical Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections were announced just months after a U.N. report warned of “unprecedented” and “accelerating” global mass extinctions caused … Continue reading U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Finalizes Rollback of Key Endangered Species Act Protections
Speak out on behalf of the OPT wolf family.
Update August 16. In addition to sending off tweets (which will be updated as the situation with the OPT pack progresses), please send an email to Washington's Governor Inslee, WDFW Director Susewind, the Forest Service, and the WAG lead, Donny Martorello. Sample emails and a link for sending them can be found here. Urgent tweetstorm … Continue reading Urgent: Tweet for WA Wolves
Today is the last day to urge the Trump administration to protect our health from mercury and air toxics. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler is proposing to undermine the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard. This proposal would reverse the existing finding that it is “appropriate and necessary” to regulate emissions of mercury … Continue reading Mercury and Air Toxics Standard
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