Speak for Wolves
An annual wildlife advocacy conference
We look forward to seeing you at Speak for Wolves 2021!
Check back here for date & location announcements in early 2021.
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, EIN 46-2867294.
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.