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Thank you for reading these important updates. We appreciate your support as we educate, advocate and participate on behalf of wolves.
 
In This Issue
Protect Wolves in the Lower 48!
For Washington State Residents Only!
About Us
 Protect Wolves in the Lower 48 States 
 Deadline: March 1, 2013 
Photo by Mike Wheeler

 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is preparing to strip wolves across the lower 48 states of all Endangered Species Act protections! Wolves have only just begun to recover in large portions of the Pacific Northwest, California, southern Rocky Mountains and Northeast.

 

Retaining protections for wolves in the lower 48 will not impact the delisting decisions in the northern Rocky Mountains or western Great Lakes.   However, it will retain protections for a small number of wolves in the West - wolves that have slowly been moving back into historically occupied areas like the southern Rocky Mountains and Northeast.  These wolves may never recover if this plan is implemented.

 

Right now members of Congress are ready to step in. Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) are  circulating a letter to the USFWS opposing the premature removal of wolf protections.  U.S. Representative's Raśl Grijalva (D-AZ), Jim Moran (D-VA), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Henry Waxman (D-CA), Sam Farr (D-CA), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), and David Cicilline (D-RI) have already signed on as co-signatories.

 

Your prompt action is requested:

Please call and write to your member of Congress to urge him or her to save wolves by signing onto Reps. DeFazio and Markey's letter. Remind them that removing protections for lower 48 wolves is premature and will prevent their recovery in portions of their former historical range.

 




For Washington State Residents Only!
Time sensitive information - please read and act promptly. 
Photo by Brian Todd Opalewski

 

Newly established Washington wolves are in jeopardy of losing what little protection they have. With the upcoming denning season this could spell disaster for our Washington wolves.

It is vital we let Washington legislators know we want wolf protections held at the current standard as stated in the Conservation/Management Plan.

Please contact your local legislators and tell them to OPPOSE the following bills: 

 

 SB 5187- Would allow the owners of livestock to kill a predator regardless of State classification without permit or utilization of non-lethal determent's first.

 

SB 5188 - Would allow any county legislative authority to authorize the lethal removal of wolves without permit or prior permission of DFWS.

 

 SB 5193 -  Would list wolves as a big game species which could lead to increased lethal removals and premature hunting before the population has been fully recovered.

 

Please urge your local Legislators to protect
Washington wolves
and the current
Wolf Conservation and Management Plan 

 
Educate, Advocate, Participate
 

National Wolfwatcher Coalition is a 501(c)(3)  

nonprofit, all volunteer organization  

on behalf of  

wolf education, conservation and advocacy.

  

  

 

We advocate for the long term recovery of wolves by informing the public about the challenges to their conservation, supporting measures that promote the acceptance of wolves on the landscape, and educating the public about ways it can participate as an effective voice for scientific decision making in their behalf.

  All donations, no matter the amount, will help us to educate, advocate and participate via:

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  • participation in conferences, seminars, and consultation with other professionals in the field of wolf biology, research, conservation and environmental law.
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