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 Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Senate Wakes Up to Climate Change…At Least Some of Them Tonight more than 20 senators will be taking over the Senate floor to pull an all-nighter to “wake up” Congress to climate change. Wolf Weekly Wrap-Up Helicopter gunning kills 23 wolves in Idaho; Urge Secretary Jewell to abandon gray wolf delisting proposal — Call your representative by March 14; Washington wildlife agency urged to end support for abolishing federal wolf protections; The latest on Governor Otter’s wolf control board. Two Too Many Development Projects in the Ivanpah Valley While these projects most definitely directly impact a species that has been identified as threatened and is dependent on the habitat where they would be built, Silver State South and Stateline’s approval is most troubling for a bigger reason. You see, this isn’t just an issue for the Ivanpah Valley. Developers and agencies need to be conscious of how and where they plan energy projects all across the country. They need to look at renewable energy planning with a landscape-wide lens, understanding that building in the right places and making an effort to minimize environmental impacts from the start are essential.