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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
Wolfwatcher's C.D. Cross
Lobo Awareness
Wolves of the Great Lakes
Project: Yellowstone
Wolfwatcher Logo Mania!
Mark Perry of
About Us
Wolfwatcher's Media Director, C.D. Cross,
creates designs that spread wolf awareness. 

C.D. Cross, Wolfwatcher's Media Director

Since 1988, C.D. Cross has combined his love of nature and the great outdoors with a passion for graphic design. His intimate knowledge of the national parks system enables him to incorporate interesting themes from which he creates his unique artwork. All of C.D.'s images are reminiscent of the vintage retro style posters that once canvassed our country the 1950s. His work has been designed at the request of natural history associations as well as private park concessionaires, and they can be found in national park stores across America.

C.D. has graciously donated his time and talents to help wolves in all regions by designing apparel that raises awareness about their plight. We request that you read the updates below and consider helping us to 'educate, advocate and participate.' 
Mexican gray wolves are the most critically endangered wolf in North America 

Wolfwatcher Lobo t-shirt

On March 29, 1998, 11 captive-reared Mexican gray wolves (Canis lupus baileyi) were released to the wild for the first time in the Blue Range Recovery Area of Arizona and New Mexico. Missing from the landscape for more than 30 years, the howl of the rarest and most unique subspecies of gray wolf, was once again greeted by the mountains of the southwest.   


This year marks the 15th anniversary of this historic event, a significant milestone for the lobo and wildlife conservation. However, there are less than 75 Mexican gray wolves roaming the wilds of the Southwest,  and their further recovery faces critical challenges. 


In recognition of the anniversary and in an effort to mobilize an appreciation for the Mexican wolf or "lobo" and our efforts to successfully restore this critically endangered wolf to its ancestral home in the wild, Wolfwatcher's Chris Cross designed both the logo for this noteworthy occasion as well as this t-shirt which, when worn, will inspire an awareness for this critically endangered species in America's Southwest.


All the proceeds from the sale of Wolfwatcher's Lobo t-shirt will be dedicated to our educational initiatives about Mexican gray wolves and their recovery as well as supporting efforts already underway in the region that ensure the lobo's future viability in the wild.
Western Great Lakes wolves face critical
challenges since losing federal protections. 

Wolfwatcher's Great Lakes shirt
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service delisted wolves in the Western Great Lakes as of January, 2012, after multiple previous attempts to delist wolves were struck down by the courts over the course of the last decade.

The decision threatens the fragile remnants of the gray wolf population by confining wolves to a small area in the Great Lakes region - where state wildlife managers have rushed forward with reckless programs that threaten wolves with the very same practices that pushed them to the brink of extinction in the first place.

Following federal delisting, Wisconsin and Minnesota rushed to enact emergency regulations to allow the first public hunting and trapping seasons in the Great Lakes region in more than 40 years. The states authorized such practices as trophy hunting, hound hunting, snares, baiting, night hunting and the use of steel-jawed leg hold traps. Together, hunters and trappers killed more than 500 wolves in these two states in less than four months.  These losses are in addition to natural factors and human-caused impacts, such as the killing of wolves by predator control managers (also known as the USDA's Wildlife Services), poachers, and, inadvertently, by automobile drivers.


The Michigan legislature recently amended state law to designate wolves as a game species, which would allow the state to authorize a trophy hunting and trapping season for wolves. Although a referendum campaign carried out by a coalition of organizations known as "Keep Michigan Wolves Protected" successfully put this measure on the ballot for Michiganders to decide in 2014, Michigan Senator Casperson just introduced legislation that would nullify the voices of over 253,000 Michigan citizens who want Michigan wolves to remain protected.


Needless to say, we have our work cut out for us!  The purchase of Wolfwatcher's Great Lakes t-shirt will help to fund educational programs and advocacy campaigns in the region that promote peaceful coexistence with wolves in the region and demonstrate our opposition to plans that are not based in science. 


Project: Yellowstone supports wolf awareness
in honor of Yellowstone wolf 832F

Wolfwatcher's O6 sweatshirt.

Wolfwatcher considers its educational mission to be among its most important priorities. Since Yellowstone wolf 832F's ("O6") was killed during Wyoming's inaugural wolf hunt this year, we received an overwhelming number of emails and messages recounting supporters' experiences in the Park as they observed her travails as the alpha of the Lamar Canyon Pack.  We concluded that "06" was, perhaps, one of the best educators for her species...

Since her passing, we remain committed to continuing 832F's educational legacy via our "Project: Yellowstone" campaign.  


The proceeds from the sale of Wolfwatcher's "06" sweatshirt , which features an image of "06" will support three educational initiatives in her memory: The Yellowstone Association, The Yellowstone Park Foundation, and Wolfwatchers's Project: Yellowstone.  

We  educate, advocate and participate
because of your faithful support!

Wolfwatcher's Logo t-shirt

National Wolfwatcher Coalition is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit, all volunteer organization. All donations are tax deductible and purchases help to support the work we do to 'educate, advocate and participate' in all regions across the nation.

We can only be a voice for wolves with your continued support. When you join our pack by wearing one of C.D Cross's uniquely designed shirts, including Wolfwatcher's Logo t-shirt, you are actually helping us to raise awareness about wolves and our work on behalf of their recovery.

Thank you to friend and fellow wolf advocate,
Mark Perry, of GalloImagesOnline . com 

Photo by Mark Perry,

Mark Perry, fellow wolf advocate, friend, and fantastic photographer at has announced a "Help the Wolves" promotion to benefit the wolves of Yellowstone.

For the next 25 weeks, a 25% discount (use discount code on checkout: helpthewolves25) will be applied on ALL sales from ALL galleries on Mark's website.

Mark has graciously pledged at least 10% of all sales to Wolfwatcher to help in our efforts to 'educate, advocate and particpate' on behalf of Yellowstone wolves!  This includes prints as well as image-personalized items like mugs, T-shirts, sweat shirts, aprons, bookmarks and much more area available!

Whether its Mother's Day, Father's Day, a special birthday or just because you love Mark's beautiful images and want to treat yourself to his beautiful images, we urge you to visit his website and consider a purchase that will not only bring you much pleasure, but will also help Wolfwatcher to continue its work on behalf of Yellowstone wolves and all wild wolves in the region.

Thank you for your support...

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:

  • educational programs, materials and events
  • participation in conferences, seminars, and consultation with other professionals in the field of wolf biology, research, conservation and environmental law.
  • Wolfwatcher Legal Fund to address costs related to our potential engagement in litigation that challenges local, state and/or federal policies that affect wolf conservation.

To donate online, please click on the Donate button at the top. To donate by check or money order,  please send your donation to our business office at: National Wolfwatcher Coalition, PO Box 84, East Greenwich, RI 02818 


We appreciate your kind support.