Help Restore Wolves to Washington State
  • Petitioned Governor Christine Gregoire

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Governor Christine Gregoire

Help Restore Wolves to Washington State

    1. Sponsored by

      Defenders of Wildlife

We're at the beginning of a great conservation achievement: the return of wolves to Washington State. This is a key moment for wolf restoration, but it may not happen if we don't take action now to urge Governor Christine Gregoire to support a robust wolf recovery plan in Washington.

Decades after they were eliminated from the state, these iconic animals have finally begun to make their way back to the Evergreen State. Unfortunately, the return of these magnificent animals to an important part of their historic range is anything but easy.

Earlier this month, the state began to review a progressive wolf management plan that would allow these amazing animals to roam throughout much of their traditional range. But the plan falls short of what will ultimately be needed to fully recover wolves in Washington.

Tell Governor Christine Gregoire to support allowing more wolves in the state and to expand the range where they will be allowed to roam.

These wolves truly are an American treasure, and it's important that we speak out for their restoration. 

We know from reintroduction efforts in Greater Yellowstone and the Northern Rockies that wolves help balance natural ecosystems and that they can bring tourism dollars to states that support their recovery (as much as $35 million a year near Yellowstone, according to one study!)     

We also know that anti-wolf extremists can be a serious roadblock to recovery efforts. Some are pushing hard for a low cap on the number of wolves that would be allowed to inhabit Washington – a bad precedent for wolves or any other wildlife.

Join Defenders of Wildlife to help restore wolves to Washington. Please send your message to Governor Gregoire today.

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    • Anja Noel KAHULUI, MAUI, HI
      • over 3 years ago

      We need to reinstall the natural balance - just as God intented!

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    • Victoria Molinari POULSBO, WA
      • over 3 years ago

      the greatness of a nation and it's moral progress can be judged by the way it's animals are treated. -Gandhi

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    • Yasmine Saad NOVARA, ITALY
      • over 3 years ago

      Wolves are in fact very much needed in the balance of an ecosystem. And not to mention that they are an iconic species of America, as much as the wild mustang and burro. I find it very shocking that they are not receiving as much respect as they deserve!

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    • Constance Franklin LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      For centuries, wolves have been a healthy and natural part of our ecosystem. Please, give our American wildlife the respect and freedom we would like for ourselves. Protect and preserve our wolves.

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    • Thomas Dapice, Sr. SKIATOOK, OK
      • over 3 years ago

      I have had wolf dogs of increasing purity for over 30 years. They are creatures which can teach humans some socially acceptable behavior. Let them be.

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