Saturday, November 26, 2011

WOLVES - Defend Our Wildlife

Defenders of Wildlife Campaign to Save America's Wolves:

America's wolves need our help!

America's wolves were nearly eradicated in the 20th century. Now, after a remarkable recovery in parts of the country, our wolves are once again in serious danger.

Defenders of Wildlife continues the fight to promote common sense wolf management, working with federal and state officials and private land-owners to ensure that science -- not politics -- guides decision-making about the future of these wild American icons.

In Greater Yellowstone and the Northern Rockies

On August 5, 2010, a U.S. District Court in Montana restored federal protections for wolves in the Northern Rockies. Wolf hunts in Idaho and Montana have been temporarily halted, but now more wolves may be killed by Wildlife Services—federal agents who are seeking authority to gas wolf pups in their dens and sterilize breeding pairs to control the wolf population.Take action now to save wolves in Greater Yellowstone and the Northern Rockies...

Support a New Beginning for Wolves

Wolves in Greater Yellowstone and the Northern Rockies won a major victory when a federal court reinstated federal protections for these animals.

But with Idaho officials still seeking to kill hundreds of wolves, Montana likely to follow and Wyoming still pursuing a shoot-on-sight wolf management plan, our work to ensure a long-term recovery for these magnificent animals is far from over.

Please take action today to urge Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to seize this opportunity to get things right for wolves in Greater Yellowstone and the Northern Rockies by pursuing a science-based plan for long-term recovery of wolves.

In Alaska

More than 1,000 wolves in Alaska have been killed by aerial gunning since 2003, and state officials are pushing to kill even more wolves this year using aerial gunning, poison gas and snares. Take action now to save wolves in Alaska...

Help Us End Aerial Hunting of Alaska’s Wolves

Over the past five years, Alaska’s aerial hunting program has claimed the lives of more than 1,000 wolves. During these hunts, wolves are shot from the air or chased by airplanes to the point of exhaustion before the pilot lands the plane and a gunner shoots the animals point blank.

Despite strong scientific, ethical and public opposition to aerial hunting, Governor Sean Parnell continues to support this brutal practice.

Please fill out the form to send a message to Alaska Governor Sean Parnell urging him to end the state’s unfounded aerial hunting program immediately.

In the Southwest

Misinformation and anti-wolf sentiment runs high, with the few remaining wolves in Arizona and New Mexico at risk of extinction. With only around 50 Mexican wolves -- and just two breeding pairs -- left in the wild, we need sensible, science-based wolf management to ensure the “lobo” will survive -- and thrive -- in the wilds of the Southwest. Take action to save wolves in the Southwest...

Under mounting legal pressure from Defenders of Wildlife and our allies, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) agreed in November 2009 to end a "three strikes and you're out" policy that has frustrated efforts to rescue endangered Mexican gray wolves from extinction in the wild. Click here to learn more...

> Defenders of Wildlife Campaign to Save America's Wolves:

Earthjustice - Defend Protections For Wolves

Northern Rockies wolves are in peril! The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently proposed to remove wolves in Wyoming from the endangered species list. This deadly proposal would allow unlimited, shoot-on-sight killing of wolves in nearly 90 percent of the state.

Take action now to help stop the slaughter of gray wolves.

Act now!

> Earthjustice: Environmental Law: Because the Earth Needs a Good Lawyer | Earthjustice

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