Speak for Wolves
An annual wildlife advocacy conference
August 15-16, 2020
Due to restrictions on public gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, Speak for Wolves 2020 will take place virtually with a shortened program via webinar on Saturday and Sunday, August 15-16. We regret that we won’t be able to see one another in person, but care about the health and safety of our supporters and speakers. Stay tuned for more details on our virtual program.
Check back soon for the 2020 program. View the 2019 program here.
The Speak for Wolves conference is the longest standing, grassroots wildlife conference of its kind, thanks to our dedicated supporters. Speak for Wolves is a 100% volunteer-run 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
About the issue
Approximately 5000 gray wolves (Canis lupus) have been slaughtered across the United States, particularly in the Northern Rockies and Great Lakes regions, since 2011. Political interference from Congress in certain parts of the country has prematurely stripped these native carnivores of protections afforded under the Endangered Species Act, hindering biological recovery, and resulting in state “management” that includes hunting, hounding, trapping and snaring.
Poaching is rampant in parts of the country, and aerial gunning is sometimes employed by state/federal government officials to benefit welfare ranchers and public land outfitters. Despite their resiliency, gray wolves today only occupy a very small part of their historic range, red wolves are on the brink of extinction in the wild, and the government refuses to produce an adequate recovery plan based on the best available science for Mexican gray wolves.
We hope you will join us via webinar on August 15-16, 2020! Check back soon for final dates and location information. Contact us at Speak for Wolves on Facebook.