Isle Royale Wolf Population Augmentation: A Dream or a Nightmare.
Suffice it to say that this is one of the most extreme attacks, to date, on our national forests
Prince of Wales wolves are a symbol of wilderness and ecological integrity and have declined 75% in 20 years. Be their voice.
This is a continuation of our first page of tweets to Stop #HJResolution69. If you have not sent off the first set of tweets they can be located here. Between the two sheets, we have 352 tweets. For ease of tweeting follow these instructions: Close your twitter window and open this post on your browser, do … Continue reading Tweet4Wolves Page Two: Stop H.J.Resolution 69
Tweetstorm: Stop #HJResolution69 and #SJResolution18 which seek to void the Alaska National Wildlife Refuges Rule.
All of these carefully crafted protective measures were designed to ensure that wolves and bears remained as viable components of Alaska's environment.
Wolves selected for introduction would be captured using available tools ranging from helicopter net–gunning, modified padded foot–traps (ie. leg hold traps), darting from a helicopter or modified snares with appropriate stops.
Obviously an isolated and small population of wolves is a bottleneck leading to extinction due to lack of genetic diversity. Without continuous human intervention this will be the case for any wolves brought to Isle Royale in the future, and, as the isolated species spirals downward to the extinction vortex there comes a great deal of suffering due to genetic deformities.
The Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act (S.659 and S.405) would destroy years of work done by animal protection advocates, environmentalists, and conservationists to protect endangered species and other wildlife. Such blind dedication to implementing recreational killing is detrimental to both conservation efforts and goes against the wishes of the majority of Americans.
U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) won passage of an amendment which would strip federal protection for endangered gray wolves in Wyoming and the Great Lakes states onto the so-called Sportsmen’s Act in Congress (.S. 659). Barrassos' amendment mirrors a bill he recently introduced with Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) and would subvert two federal court rulings, … Continue reading Hey, Congress~Leave Those Wolves Alone