wolves

Wolves are being killed by the federal government — and the hunts are being paid for with your tax dollars.     Our federal government should protect wolves, not kill them. In 2021, an agency called Wildlife Services in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) killed more than 300 wolves.1 Our federal government should protect our vulnerable wolves, not drive them even closer to […]

Last winter, more than two dozen of Yellowstone’s incredible wolves were slaughtered.     This Giving Tuesday, wolves need our help. They were safe in the national park — but not in the surrounding states, where lawmakers have radically expanded hunting and trapping of wolves. These wolves had no way of knowing they were crossing the invisible, man-made park boundary as they were lured across […]

We’re heartbroken: Washington state officials shot and killed an endangered wolf this September.1     Washington’s wolves are in danger. From a helicopter, they aimed their guns at a gray wolf pup and fired. This deadly incident is another example of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife prioritizing cattle over the endangered species they’re sworn to safeguard. Governor Jay Inslee should direct his agencies to […]

Wild red wolves are living on a knife’s edge between survival and extinction. As few as 15 of these incredible animals now roam their ancestral habitat in the forests of North Carolina.1       We have a chance to speak up for red wolves right now. With so few remaining, the wolves are in serious danger of being picked off one by one until […]

Fewer than 200 lobos are left in the wilderness of the American Southwest — so we can’t miss this chance to protect them.1       Now is our chance to win strong protection for Mexican gray wolves. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is in the process of revising its management plan for the Mexican gray wolf right now, and the agency is […]

This Earth Day, will you help us protect America’s wolves?.       We’ve made a lot of progress on wolf conservation, but we’re not done yet. Wolves have seen a lot of progress since the last Earth Day. A Wisconsin judge blocked the state’s fall wolf hunt, and now we have the most lobos in the wild since the 1970s.1,2 Most importantly, Endangered Species Act […]

Last spring, an estimated 1,500 wolves lived in Idaho. By the year’s end, a full third of those wolves had been killed.1       This is an emergency for wolves. Extreme wolf hunting legislation in Idaho, along with neighboring Montana and Wyoming, will allow wolf killing to continue with virtually no limits. If this isn’t an emergency for our wolves, then what is? We need […]
Environmental Action Impact: Gray Wolves

Did you know this about wolves? Wolves are featured in countless fairy tales — often as a frightening villain. For some, the “big bad wolf” is the only frame of reference they have for what wolves are like. But what are wolves really like? It’s time to put the myths aside and get the facts on gray wolves. Myth: Wolves are dangerous to […]

In just the first months of Montana’s hunting season, hunters killed nearly 1 in 5 of Yellowstone’s wolves.1     Yellowstone’s wolves are in danger. Three-quarters of those deaths occurred after wolves crossed the park’s boundary in Montana. Those deaths wouldn’t have occurred without recent changes in Montana law making it much, much easier to kill wolves. This situation is unsustainable, and if nothing changes […]