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Lyla Neko (scourgelyla) | 190 comments Mod
Today, the Bush/Cheney Administration announced yet another eleventh-hour attempt to eliminate vital protections for wolves in the Northern Rockies, including Greater Yellowstone. More than 1,000 wolves could be killed as a result.

Defenders is already calling on the incoming Obama Administration and conservation champions in Congress to overturn this eleventh-hour attack on our wolves. And our lawyers stand ready to take immediate legal action to challenge the latest delisting of wolves in the Northern Rockies region, including the northern and western parts of the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem.

But we need your help -- please make a tax-deductible donation today to support the Greater Yellowstone Wolf Defense Fund.

More than a hundred wolves were killed earlier this year -- including Limpy, the famous Yellowstone wolf -- when protections were removed.

But thanks to your support, we were able to restore these vital protections for the region's wolves. Now the Bush/Cheney Administration is at it again -- in their final hours in office, they've cynically forced through essentially the same failed plan.

Prior to the successful court fight that stopped the Bush/Cheney Administration from delisting wolves earlier this year, the state of Idaho had plans in place to kill nearly half of the wolves in the state in the first year after delisting. Under delisting, terrible plans like this would remain in place.

More than 1,000 wolves could be slaughtered -- that's two-thirds of all the wolves living in the region -- unless we can once again stop the Bush/Cheney Administration's disastrous plan.

We need your emergency donation to support the Greater Yellowstone Wolf Defense Fund. Please make a secure contribution online.

We’ve won before -- and with your help, we can certainly win again. Defenders has long been the leader in the fight to ensure a lasting future for America’s wolves. We helped reintroduce wolves to Yellowstone and central Idaho, and we haven’t stopped fighting for them since.

Just last spring, our legal challenge helped reinstate protections for wolves after an earlier attempt by the Bush/Cheney Administration to eliminate these important safeguards for wolves in the Greater Yellowstone and Northern Rockies area.

Now, in its final hours, the Bush/Cheney Administration again wants wolves thrown to the mercy of state officials determined to kill them.

We won’t let it stand -- we're going to fight to save these wolves. Please help with a tax-deductible donation to the extent you can today.

Thank you for all you do

Please donate what you can to the Yellowstone Wolf Legal Defense Fund to support our court efforts to save wolves and respond to other wildlife emergencies.

Bush/Cheney Administration’s Final Assault on Wolves
Gray Wolves (Photo: FWS)
Today, the Bush/Cheney Administration an eleventh-hour attempt to eliminate federal protections for wolves -- a move that could result in the deaths of over 1,000 wolves.

Save Greater Yellowstone Wolves />>Donate Now>>

Please donate what you can to the Yellowstone Wolf Legal Defense Fund to support our court efforts to save wolves and respond to other wildlife emergencies.

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Oceanwaves (OceanwavesHeartSoul) | 1 comments Oh no!!! Poor wolves!!

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Lyla Neko (scourgelyla) | 190 comments Mod
In Greater Yellowstone and the Northern Rockies… the outgoing Bush/Cheney Administration has pushed to again eliminate vital federal protections despite a Summer 2008 court victory by Defenders of Wildlife and other conservation groups that restored safeguards for wolves in Greater Yellowstone and the Northern Rockies. More than 245 wolves in the region were killed between the time when these protections were eliminated and when a federal court shelved the Bush/Cheney Administrations earlier wolf proposal.

If the outgoing Bush/Cheney Administration succeeds, more than 1000 wolves could be shot and trapped—killing two-thirds of all wolves in Greater Yellowstone and the Northern Rockies.

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Lyla Neko (scourgelyla) | 190 comments Mod
i know

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Lyla Neko (scourgelyla) | 190 comments Mod
yeah it would. bush sucks so does sarah-palin. a wolf hunter in alaska check out alaska gunning program my other one on wolf abuse

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Lyla Neko (scourgelyla) | 190 comments Mod
i know they suck

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Lyla Neko (scourgelyla) | 190 comments Mod
this is the update
Obama, Wildlife...and Hope

Polar Bear (NOAA)The landscape for wildlife has certainly changed. On January 20th, a new, more hopeful chapter begins for our wildlife and wild places as we turn the page on one of the worst environmental administrations in history.

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Jim Pissot, Director of Canada Programs, Defenders of WildlifeGrizzly Man

Snow and frigid temperatures usually send grizzly bears into a deep winter sleep. But for at least one bear near Banff National Park in Canada, the prospect of a free meal has staved off the long winter nap. Jim Pissot, Defenders’ Director of Canada Programs since 2003, is determined to help this bear get some sleep this winter -- and keep the rails safe for this grizzly and other wildlife.

For years, Jim has been hounding Canada Pacific (CP) Railway to clean up its act -- specifically grain spilled on the tracks near Banff National Park. The seemingly insignificant spills from grain cars attract wildlife onto the rails for a free -- and potentially deadly -- meal. In fact, train collisions have claimed the lives of four grizzlies near the park since 2000, becoming one of the top killers of the big bears in the area.

Jim brought national attention to the issue, and in 2007 helped convince CP to do their part to keep wildlife safe. The company has committed to a series of steps to repair leaking grain cars and clean up spills near the rails.

But this winter’s furry insomniac has brought Jim trackside once again. Braving the chill of winter, Jim has taken several photos of the grizzly and his tracks leading to and from spilled grain on the railway. Hopefully CP officials will respond, so that this hungry bear can finally get some sleep.

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Lyla Neko (scourgelyla) | 190 comments Mod

I have some terrible news. Today, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced that he would follow the discredited path of the Bush Administration and delist wolves in the Northern Rockies and Greater Yellowstone region.

This is a stunning development, just six weeks into the Obama Administration. This delisting paves the way for almost 1000 wolves to be killed under deadly state management plans in Idaho and Montana.

The killing could begin in just weeks.

As I write this, we are already preparing an emergency legal challenge to this harmful proposal -- and we’ll be in court as quickly as possible. But we need your help for the legal fight ahead.

Please make an emergency donation now to support our Northern Rockies and Greater Yellowstone Wolf Legal Defense Fund.

This delisting will put the fate of our wolves in the hands of state governments that want to slaughter nearly 1,000 wolves. Last year, when federal wolf protections were temporarily lifted in the region, more than 100 wolves were killed in just a short time -- including the world renowned “Limpy.”

In addition, regular wolf hunting seasons could begin as early as this fall in Idaho and Montana -- and Idaho Governor “Butch” Otter said again today that he still wants the first available hunting tag to shoot a wolf himself.

We can’t allow the out-of-control killing of wolves to happen again.

Please donate now to support our emergency legal challenge to protect our wolves in the Northern Rockies.

For more than 35 years, Defenders of Wildlife has fought for our wolves. We were there when the first wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park and we’ve been there to defend them ever since. We’ve beaten back efforts to prematurely delist these wolves in the past, and I'm confident we can do so again.

Just this week, we celebrated a hard-fought victory made possible with your help as the Senate voted to overturn the Bush Administration's last-minute gutting of the Endangered Species Act. We now need to beat back another deadly Bush-era plan that will open the door to the slaughter of nearly 1,000 wolves.

Please donate what you can today to save the lives of wolves in the Northern Rockies and Greater Yellowstone.

Together, we can win our legal challenge of the same bad plan originally put forth in the last throes of the Bush Administration -- and ensure that our wolves will continue to be around for future generations.

Rodger SchlickeisenSincerely,
Rodger Schlickeisen, President Signature
Rodger Schlickeisen
Defenders of Wildlife

P.S. Your donation through our secure website will ensure that your contribution will be put to immediate work. You can also donate by calling 1-800-385-9712.

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Lyla Neko (scourgelyla) | 190 comments Mod

Last Friday, we received the surprise announcement that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has approved the Bush Administration’s discredited plan to eliminate Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in Idaho and Montana.

It’s a decision that could lead to the deaths of more than 1,000 wolves -- including wolves in the western Greater Yellowstone ecosystem!

Make your voice heard. Call the US Fish and Wildlife Service at 1-800-344-9453 (between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM Eastern Time, Monday-Friday), select option “3” (for endangered species) and hit “0” to speak with the operator. Once you are connected, just deliver this simple message:

My name is michelle almquist and I am calling from Frisco, NC to express my extreme disappointment in Interior Secretary Salazar’s decision to implement the Bush Administration’s flawed plan to eliminate Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in Idaho and Montana.

If this rule is allowed to stand, nearly two-thirds of the wolves in the Northern Rockies could be killed starting as soon as this spring. I strongly urge Secretary Salazar to stop the implementation of this awful decision and reconsider his approach to wolf conservation in the Northern Rockies.

Important: Please let us know that you called. We will be closely tracking the number of calls in order to ensure that all our voices are heard on this important issue. Secretary Salazar and the Obama Administration need to know about how strongly Americans support protecting our wolves.

Our wolves can’t speak out, but you can! Secretary Salazar’s wolf proposal could appear in the Federal Register within the month, paving the way for the slaughter of wolves this spring. Please call the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today at 1-800-344-9453 and let federal officials know that you oppose efforts to eliminate vital protections for these special animals.

Working with our sister organization, Defenders of Wildlife, we’re doing everything we can to save these wolves.

Defenders of Wildlife and Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund are already preparing a legal challenge to Salazar’s decision. And just yesterday Defenders of Wildlife filed a Freedom of Information Act request to determine whether Secretary Salazar undertook any new scientific review before reissuing the same legally and scientifically flawed decision that the Bush Administration previously announced.

It’s up to us to speak out for our wolves. We don’t have much time to prevent the killing, but -- with your help -- we still have a chance to save these wolves before it's too late.

With Gratitude,

Rodger Schlickeisen Rodger Schlickeisen, President Signature
Rodger Schlickeisen
Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund

P.S. After you call the Fish and Wildlife Service at 1-800-344-9453, please make sure you tell Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund about your call.

More Information about Salazar’s Plan

* Salazar’s decision violates the Endangered Species Act and allows more than 1,000 out of the roughly 1,500 wolves in the region to be killed.
* Delisting wolves is contingent upon two things that have not yet been achieved: 1) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's delisting plan must be based on current, credible science that ensures a healthy wolf population level that is sustainable and well connected. 2) All of the states in the delisting area must have wolf management regulations that provide for a sustainable and well connected wolf population after federal protections are lifted.
* Salazar’s decision fails to adequately address biological concerns about the lack of genetic exchange among wolf populations in the Northern Rockies. These concerns led a Federal court to overturn the same delisting rule late last year when the Bush Administration issued it. Salazar's decision also fails to address concerns with Idaho’s state wolf management plan and regulations that undermine the goal of a sustainable wolf population by killing massive numbers of wolves.

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