Another species going extinct? Do you care?
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is planning a 2015-2016 trapping and hunting season on rare Alexander Archipelago wolves in the Prince of Wales Island area, despite scientific data confirming a 60 percent decline in the wolf population in just one year.
It is a long story in the making. Scientists argue whether the Alexander Archipelago wolf is a subspecies, administrators debate whether the wolf deserves to be on the Endangered Species list, hunters and trappers kill (harvest) wolves legally, and poachers take their share, too. All while this isolated wolf population is plummeting.
What can we do? If you want to sign a petition to
Director of the Division of Wildlife Conservation
at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to implement emergency measures while administrators and scientists sort out their issues and opinions, please sign here.
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