07 May 2012 What a Week. Posted by: Chris Stergalas | Leave a comment | Share: Nearly 700 amazing photos have been posted in support of wolves. Last week, we saw some amazing things. In response to the 1-year anniversary of Northern Rockies gray wolves being stripped of Endangered Species Act protections, thousands of caring people declared April 30-May 4 the “Week of Action for Wolves.” We sent over 72,000 messages to Idaho Governor Butch Otter. We targeted Congress with 40,000 messages. Over 35,000 messages have been delivered to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. And hundreds of caring people posted photos in support of wolves. Now, will you help us continue our efforts to protect wolves across the Northern Rockies? It’s only been one-year since the federal delisting, but in that time, Idaho alone has killed off over 400 wolves. Consider making a donation now. Your donation will support our five-point plan to ensure a lasting future for wolves by: Countering anti-wolf policies and rhetoric on the ground through media outreach, grassroots mobilization and public education; Highlighting Idaho’s failure to live up to its original promise to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to manage wolf populations at numbers between 518-732 wolves and its current extreme plan to drive wolf populations down to a mere 150 wolves; Holding the Obama administration to its commitment to ensure the states maintain recovered wolf populations; Bringing science back to the process by urging studies of wolf populations and how they’re affected by such extreme lethal management; Expanding our pioneering on-the-ground coexistence work with ranchers to keep wolves out of harm’s way. Take a look at some of the amazing photos that our supporters posted on facebook. Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in How Should We Honor Earth Day? America has many worldwide firsts in conservation: we were the first nation to establish a national park, the first to create a national wildlife refuge, the first to approve a law protecting endangered species and the first to create a national day dedicated to conservation, Earth Day. But today, we are experiencing another period of crisis in America’s commitment to conservation. When did conservation become a polarizing political issue, when it has been, for the past century, a defining characteristic of American values and the American spirit? Ecological Insults and Injuries Revealed Four Years after Deepwater Horizon Four years after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig spilled millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, we’re beginning to see the full scope of how this ecological disaster is impacting our wildlife on land, air and sea. Wolf Weekly Wrap- Up California wavering on protection for gray wolves under state law; Defenders of Wildlife featured on the HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell show tonight; A close up look at the science: wolf breeding pairs in Idaho; bad bills for Mexican gray wolves in Arizona.