September 1st, 2011 18:41 EST
Wolf Hunting Season Begins
New hunting seasons and heavy-handed state management plans could cost the lives of hundreds of wolves across Greater Yellowstone and the Northern Rockies.
While some state officials continue to push for deadly measures for wolves when conflict arises, we have a better answer.
That`s why we`re launching new ads in the Northern Rockies to promote support for wolves and secure a lasting future for these magnificent animals.
Please donate now to help fight for our wolves with powerful ads in key newspapers in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.
Wolves are a vital part of a healthy ecosystem in the Northern Rockies -- they`re native wildlife and should be treated as such.
But instead, some are pursuing a reckless approach: Idaho`s hunting season includes allowing a nearly unlimited number of wolves to be killed throughout most of the state. And Wyoming`s plan allows wolves to be shot-on-sight in most of the state -- including on national forests that belong to all of us.
Help us change hearts, minds and actions with our new ads. Donate now for a lasting future for wolves and other wildlife.
Ads like these can make a powerful difference. They can educate. They can inform. And they can shift public opinion, which too often can paint wolves in an unfavorable light.
Please donate today.
Your support will also help Defenders...
We can`t do any of this wildlife-saving work without the generous support of caring people like you. Please help us raise $40,000 by midnight Friday to run our ads and support our work to help save wolves in Greater Yellowstone and the Northern Rockies.
- Advocate with state and federal officials on behalf of sound, science based wolf management and urge officials to adopt a more sensible approach to wolf management.
- Mobilize grassroots opposition to reckless wolf management in Idaho and Wyoming. We`ll soon rally tens of thousands of supporters to urge federal officials to oppose Wyoming`s shoot-on-sight plan for wolves on National Forests.
- Expand our proven coexistence plans to build social tolerance for wolves. We`re expanding our pioneering efforts to enable ranchers and wolves coexist to protect wolves and livestock alike.
- And much more to protect the wildlife and wild places you care about.
We can reach this goal if just 40 caring people from Florida can make a donation of just $20 or more. Will you help?
Together, we can ensure a lasting future for wolves in the American West.
For the Wild Ones,
Jamie Rappaport Clark
Executive Vice President
Defenders of Wildlife