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Help Protect Wolves in California

This petition had 44,309 supporters

Snares, lethal traps, night-hunting. These are the deadly dangers that wolves face as they attempt to return to their native home of California.

Project Coyote and the Center for Biological Diversity are taking swift action to protect wolves from these lethal practices and your voice is needed now!

We have petitioned the California Fish and Game Commission to ban lethal trapping and night-hunting in the wolf recovery zone to better protect wolves from deadly traps and bullets.


In June 2014, the Commission listed wolves under the California Endangered Species Act, providing wolves recolonizing their historic range in California with the extra protections needed for recovery (wolves in California are also still listed under the Federal Endangered Species Act though those protections are tenuous as the Fish and Wildlife Service debates delisting wolves from the ESA).

While these regulatory mechanisms render both the intentional and accidental taking of gray wolves in California illegal, specific regulations are necessary to protect wolves in the state from one of the greatest threats to their recovery: the accidental killing of gray wolves mistaken for other species, particularly coyotes, in night-time hunting and lethal trapping currently permitted in occupied and potential wolf territory.


The Commission is considering taking regulatory action in response to our petition and we need your support! Please sign this petition urging the Commission to support a ban on night-hunting and lethal trapping in the wolf recovery zone of Northern California. After signing, please share this petition widely with friends, family and colleagues. 

For more information about this issue, see our action alert and read our joint letter to the Commission on this issue here.

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Together we can protect wolves in California from night-hunting and lethal traps! Thank you!

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