June 2nd, 2009 15:04 EST
Keeping Wolves Out of Harm's Way
Today, we filed suit in federal court to challenge the terrible rule that removes vital protections for wolves in Greater Yellowstone and the Northern Rockies.
We have a tough legal fight ahead, but our work to save the lives of wolves doesn`t start -- or stop -- at the courthouse doors.
Please watch our latest video and donate now to support our unique on-the-ground work and our legal efforts to save the lives of wolves in the Greater Yellowstone and Northern Rockies region.
While extremists in the region like Idaho Governor C.L. Butch " Otter and the Idaho Anti-Wolf Coalition`s Ron Gillette would rather see wolves dead, Defenders of Wildlife is working on the ground in the region to keep wolves alive.
For more than 10 years, Defenders has been the primary conservation organization working with ranchers on the ground to keep wolves away from livestock -- and out of harm`s way.
Wolf depredations are rare, accounting for less than 1% of livestock losses each year. But when livestock is lost, it could mean certain death for a wolf -- or even an entire pack.
With the fate of our wolves in the hands of state officials like Idaho Governor "Butch" Otter, our wolf-saving programs on the ground are especially critical to save their lives right now.
Your compassionate donation today will help fund our unique programs and legal efforts to keep these wolves alive and safe.
Defenders, in cooperation with ranchers, biologists and federal land managers, has developed several effective, non-lethal strategies to prevent needless wolf deaths.
Turbo fladry -- a simple red flag system of fencing -- keeps wolves out of sheep pastures. Range riders -- modern day cowboys -- ride along with herds, keeping them safe. Guard dogs stay with livestock and keep wolves away. These and other techniques paid for by Defenders are working today to prevent livestock losses and keep wolves alive.
Watch our new video and learn more about how we`re working with ranchers to keep wolves alive.
As we begin yet another court battle to keep vital federal protections in place for wolves in Greater Yellowstone and the Northern Rockies, Defenders is leading critical on-the-ground efforts that reduce livestock losses, foster goodwill among the ranching community -- and saves the lives of countless wild wolves.
Our wolf-saving work won`t be possible without your compassionate support. Please donate today to help us save wolves.
Defenders of Wildlife
From Under the Gun to
Out of Harm`s Way