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Greetings!
 
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 Logo Mania!
Project: Yellowstone
Lobo Awareness
Wolves of the Great Lakes
About Us
We  educate, advocate and participate
because of your faithful support!


Wolfwatcher's Media Director, 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 of our nation by designing apparel that raises awareness about their plight and much needed funds to carry our mission.

 

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

 

When you join our pack by wearing one of C.D Cross's uniquely designed shirts, including  Wolfwatcher's Logo t-shirts, you are actually helping us to raise awareness about wolves and our work on behalf of their recovery. 

 

 

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

Wolfwatcher's "06" sweatshirt.

Wolfwatcher considers its educational mission to be among its most important priorities.

Since Yellowstone wolf 832F ("O6") was killed during Wyoming's inaugural wolf hunt last season, we continue to receive an overwhelming number of emails and messages from supporters who recount their 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.  

 

Wolfwatcher's "06" T-Shirt 

 

 

 

 

All proceeds from the sale of Wolfwatcher's new "06" T-shirt (left) and Classic "06" hoodie (above), both of which feature a genuine image of "06," will support educational initiatives in her memory.   

 

Hurry!!   

 

Both the hoodie and the new the "06" t-shirt are in great demand and are limited in availability. So please act quickly by visiting the Wolfwatcher Store for details....  

 

 

 
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 about 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 successfully restore this critically endangered wolf to its ancestral home in the wild, C.D. Cross designed both the logo for the anniversary 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.

This decision threatened 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 delisting, Wisconsin and Minnesota rushed to pass emergency regulations that allowed the first public hunting and trapping seasons in the Great Lakes region in more than 40 years. 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 (i.e: predator control managers like USDA's Wildlife Services, poachers, and automobile accidents).

 

The Michigan legislature recently amended state law to designate wolves as a game species, which allowed the state to authorize its first trophy hunting 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, additional legislation was passed that nullified the voices of over 253,000 Michigan citizens who want Michigan wolves to remain protected. Thus, Michigan has scheduled their inaugural wolf hunt for November, 2013.  

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. 

 

 
Your support enables our mission to thrive...
 

     501(c)(3) nonprofit, all volunteer organization  

     

 

 

Our mission

 

We 'educate, advocate, and participate' for the long term recovery and preservation of wolves based on the best available science and the principles of democracy.  We:  

  1. educate the public about the important role that wolves play in maintaining healthy ecosystems
  2. inform the public about challenges to wolf recovery
  3. support measures that promote peaceful coexistence with wolves on the landscape
  4. educate the public about the issues in all regions and ways it can effectively participate in the democratic process to promote science-based decision-making about wolves.

All donations, no matter the amount, will be appreciated because they will enable us to: 

  • provide educational programs, materials and events
  • participate in conferences, seminars, and consultation with other professionals in the fields of wolf biology, research, conservation, eco-tourism and environmental law.
  • secure a Wolfwatcher Legal Fund to sustain potential engagement in litigation that challenges local, state and/or federal policies that affect wolf preservation.

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, 801 East 900 N, Layton, Utah 84041. 

   

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