wolves

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 […]

If we took a look inside a wolf pack, what would we see?     Wolf packs are cooperative families. Many expect to find a strict hierarchy — alpha wolves on top, omegas on the bottom. But the reality isn’t quite so straightforward. Packs aren’t gangs led by domineering alphas — in reality, they’re cooperative families.1 And the way these families form and operate can […]

It’s a dangerous time to be a wolf.       Wolves need our help right now. Almost anywhere in Wyoming, any wolf can be shot on sight for any reason — no permits needed, no questions asked.1 In Idaho, a new law has legalized a wolf slaughtering spree that could leave as few as 1 in 10 of the state’s wolves alive.2 Meanwhile, on […]

The government slaughter of wolves is heartbreaking and unacceptable.       U.S. government agents killed eight wolf pups in an Idaho national forest. Wolf pups are born defenseless: blind, deaf, and small enough to be held in one hand.1 When Wildlife Services — a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) — decided to kill eight wolf pups in an Idaho national forest, […]
Mexican Gray Wolf (Photo: USFWS)

2021 was a hard year for wolves. Last October, the Trump administration yanked Endangered Species Act (ESA) protection away from every wolf in the Lower 48 states.1 This year, we faced the consequences: More hunting than we’ve seen in decades.  But hope isn’t lost for our magnificent gray wolves, their elusive red wolf cousins, or the unique lobos of the Southwest. Here’s […]