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Take action. You can probably count how many wolves are left on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, on less than two hands.
February 28, 2020 Press Release WASHINGTON– Representatives Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn. and Rob Bishop, R-Utah, today introduced H.R.6035 - to require the Secretary of the Interior to issue a final rule relating to the delisting of the gray wolf under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. The American Wild Game and Livestock Protection Act, would … Continue reading PETERSON, BISHOP INTRODUCE BILL TO DELIST GRAY WOLVES IN LOWER 48 STATES
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.
There is no mention of a "harvest" quota, and there will be no emergency closures. But no worries, “hunters and trappers are reminded that the goal of the new GMU 2 wolf harvest management strategy is to maintain the fall wolf population within the range of 150-200 wolves.
History has demonstrated that societal values ultimately determine the survival of a species as controversial as the wolf.
Another proposed massacre of wolves in Norway this winter.
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Prince of Wales wolves are a symbol of wilderness and ecological integrity and have declined 75% in 20 years. Be their voice.
Without ESA protection, the only long-term solution to the Prince of Wales wolves’ peril is to stop old-growth logging in the Tongass National Forest and to preserve the last remaining big trees that wolves and so many other animals need. Without an end to old-growth logging, no amount of hunting regulations, alone, can save the wolves.