Tag Archives: wolves

Killing Wolves: A Hunter-Led War Against Science and Wildlife

In this post from his blog, From the Wild Side, long-time backcountry hunter and western outdoor writer David Stalling strongly criticizes recent state-sponsored wolf-killing programs in Idaho. “We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. I realized then and have known ever since that there was something new to me in those eyes, something known only to her and to the mountain. I was young then and full of trigger-itch; I… Continue reading

Kids to Secretary Jewell: Follow the Science

Last week we posted a video reply from the young person  Secretary Jewell referenced in a public appearance in Washington, DC. She asked Secretary Jewell to follow the science and to keep wolves protected. The group Kids 4 Wolves followed that with their own amazing video. Watch: You can speak out for wolves and ask Secretary Jewell to follow the science .  

The Wolf of Main Street

By Beth Stewart China = pandas. India = Bengal tigers. Every continent has their share of beloved endangered species. But what about us? One of the world’s most beautiful and endangered animals lives right here in the good ole U.S.A. Head to Yellowstone and you’re practically guaranteed a sighting of this classic American icon – the gray wolf. Unfortunately, the wolf is not universally revered like the panda. Instead, it’s one of the most polarizing animals in this country. The… Continue reading

It’s about science — a 13 year-old responds to Secretary Jewell

Last month, we posted a video of Interior Secretary Jewell speaking at an event at the Center for American Progress.  During that event, she was asked a question about her proposal to eliminate Endangered Species Act protections for most of the nation’s gray wolves. In response, she recounted being asked by a young person in Rhode Island not to delist wolves. The young person’s name is Alyssa Grayson and she recorded the a video reply to Secretary Jewell, once again… Continue reading

Independent Peer Review Panel Rejects Science Behind Secretary Jewell’s Proposal to Delist Wolves

The Endangered Species Coalition and many other organizations in the conservation community have long contended that Secretary Jewell’s proposal to kick wolves off the Endangered Species List is unscientific and deeply flawed. It is a plan based on political science in place of sound conservation science—as is called for by the Endangered Species Act. Now, a peer review committee commissioned by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) has concurred in determining that science does not support the plan. Secretary… Continue reading

200 Business Leaders Sign Letter Supporting Wolves

By Amanda Milster Over the past few months we have seen conservationists, scientists, and others calling for continued the protection of wolves. Now, over 200 business leaders have added their voices by signing a letter addressed to Secretary Jewell, Director of the USFWS Dan Ashe, and President Obama asking them not to abandon gray wolves.  This letter was submitted as part of the public comment period on December 17. We know that wolves are vital for healthy ecosystems and are… Continue reading

Howls of protest light up Interior

Tuesday, December 17th was the end of the public comment period around the proposed delisting of the gray wolf under the Endangered Species Act and the Endangered Species Coalition delivered our message with aplomb. Along with our member groups the Center for Biological Diversity, Environmental Action, and NRDC,  we assembled at the park opposite the Department of Interior for a what would become a candlelight vigil observing–what could be if Secretary Jewell doesn’t reverse course–the end of wolf recovery. The current… Continue reading

Mission Unaccomplished: Finish the Job on Wolves

If your employer asked you to complete a very important 50-part project and you came back to her with six parts achieved, would you call that a success? Interior Secretary Jewell and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service seemingly would, as they are attempting to declare virtually all of the nation’s gray wolves recovered and strip them of Endangered Species Act protections. When wolves were placed on the Endangered Species List in 1974, there was no mention of bringing them… Continue reading

Little Red Riding Hood Was So Wrong

This post is a guest blog by Beth Stewart, a photographer who recently traveled to Yellowstone National Park for the opportunity to photograph wolves.   It’s hard to describe the thrill of watching an apex predator drink from a stream barely 200 yards from you. The wolf I was watching had just sauntered away from one of Yellowstone’s biggest carnivore dramas in recent memory. The source of all that drama was a fresh bison carcass. FOUR wolves and FIVE grizzlies… Continue reading

Don Peay: the Man Who Would Be King… Baron

This is a guest post from Bob Ferris of Cascadia Wildlands, an Endangered Species Coalition member organization. It was originally published on their website. Rudyard Kipling wrote a tale once about two pals in the British army serving in India who figured they could travel north to Kafiristan in present-day Afghanistan and essentially create their own mini-kingdom. The tale was fanciful and was eventually turned into a popular 1975 movie starring Sean Connery and Michael Caine called “The Man who… Continue reading