Thursday, April 30, 2009

Wolves Thrive Despite Setbacks

AAI just received the following email from Conservation Northwest:

We're still reeling from the sad poaching of one or more members of the Lookout Pack, Washington's only known family of wolves. But as we wait to learn the outcome of the federal investigation, we are inspired by two things. Reacting to the news, people have been very supportive of wolf recovery in Washington. Most everyone, including the Washington Cattlemen's Association, our partner in the Washington Wolf Working Group, recognizes that killing an endangered animal is wrong.

In other good news for Washington's wolves, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Scott Fitkin recently saw two collared wolves and one of last year's pups. Not only did they all look healthy, said Fitkin, the alpha female looked to be very pregnant!

A big thank you to the 400 Conservation Northwest supporters who have sent a note to legislators expressing your concern over this poaching case and asking for the funding needed to ensure wolf recovery in Washington. Your voice is being heard and will make a big difference in the months ahead.

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