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WildEarth Guardians: A light in the darkness for wolves

[large thumbnail url=”wildearth-guardians-a-light-in-the-darkness-for-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”02″ day=”15″] [thumbnail icon url=”wildearth-guardians-a-light-in-the-darkness-for-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”02″ day=”15″] In the midst of all the bad news for wolves comes a reason for hope.

We’ve just learned that wolves have returned to Colorado—for the first time in nearly 70 years! Sightings, tracks and scat all indicate that wolves are back and that they may even have wolf pups!

Please join us in telling Colorado Governor Bill Ritter that you support the return of wolves and that Colorado’s state wildlife agency is expected to recognize that these wolves are federally protected and take appropriate measures for their safety.

We’re thrilled.  We’re excited.  We’re also scared for them.

We’re scared because the anti-wolf forces will be mobilizing and pressuring their elected officials to have this pioneering wolf group eliminated and wolf poachers will be waiting opportunistically. 

I am inspired and amazed at the journey these wolves must have taken to get from the Yellowstone region to Colorado. To make it to Colorado safely they had to cross a landscape fragmented by development and mined with predator-killing devices, while escaping hunter’s guns and avoiding rancher’s livestock. But now these wolves are going to need our political support to protect them from the animosity and hatred that still survive. Tell the Governor that you’re one of the 71% of Coloradoans that want wolves in the state.

Let us begin afresh.  Let’s all celebrate this lupine achievement.

To learn more about WildEarth Guardians’ commitment to return wolves to Colorado read our vision plan or read about our lawsuit to require Rocky Mountain National Park to consider wolf reintroduction.

For the wild,

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John Horning
Executive Director
WildEarth Guardians

HOWLColorado Editorial note: It should be noted that the identification of wolves is still pending DNA confirmation.

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