I have a shocking and very disappointing update to share. On Friday, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) quietly announced its decision to deny Endangered Species Act protections to wolves in the Northern Rockies. Without these protections, hundreds of wolves have already been killed this year in traps and by guns, and it will only continue without your help.

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In order to reach this disastrous decision, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and FWS Director Martha Williams chose to ignore hundreds of scientists, two former Directors of the FWS, dozens of members of Congress, hundreds of Tribes, and millions of activists like you and me.

Make no mistake, they failed these wolves and all of us. But we are not done. We’re going bigger. We’re advocating that FWS finally protect wolves in appropriate places across the country by creating a coast-to-coast recovery plan.

Wolf pack howling while standing on snow covered hill

Help us protect wolves across the country once and for all.

Wolves were once found across Alaska and in all of the lower 48 states. And while much of that land has now been developed, significant habitat for wolves exists in many areas. But wolves have been treated as second-class citizens, with FWS only considering Endangered Species Act protections in a few small regions. (Other species that lived across the country have received national protections.) That isn’t good enough for wolves.

For wolves to finally come back, we need a national recovery plan. Wolf populations need protection until they’re truly recovered. FWS has been trying to remove protections from wolves nationally without actually trying to recover them nationally. No more.

Our new wolf organizing campaign advocates for more protection for Northern Rockies wolves as well as the restoration of wolves, including Mexican wolves, in suitable habitats across North America. This will be an uphill fight, to be sure – but we are hopeful that with public support, we can recover this most important keystone species.

Please support this work for wolves with your gift today and it will be matched dollar-for-dollar.

Thank you for your commitment to wildlife and wild places.


Susan Holmes
Executive Director
Endangered Species Coalition
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