Approximately 5000 gray wolves 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.
Speak for Wolves 2018 will focus on rewilding efforts in the Pacific Northwest, including California, Alaska and British Columbia. We hope you will make plans to join us in West Yellowstone, MT. on July 26-28, 2018! Contact us at Speak for Wolves on Facebook.