Alaska’s Alexander Archipelago Wolves Tweetstorm #2

Thankyou for joining our second tweetstorm for the Alexander Archipelago Wolves on Prince of Wales

Please do not begin to send off these tweets until 3:00 p.m., August 10th, EDT. Thankyou for your support!

1. #Wolves Tweetstorm now! Please be a voice for the #PrinceOfWalesWolves Please tweet this link, Pls RT:

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2. #StandForWolves #PrinceOfWalesWolves Pls join tweetstorm in progress: https://www.facebook.com/events/1088860004462254/

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3. Emergency steps must be taken to preserve the few #wolves that remain. #PrinceOfWalesWolves @POTUS  @Interior @USFWS #StandForWolves

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4. #PrinceOfWalesWolves nearly wiped out in 1 yr, plummeting 2 as low as 60 individuals, protect under #ESA @SecretaryJewell @DirectorDanAshe

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5. These R dire times for 1 of world’s rarest wolf subspecies. #PrinceOfWalesWolves Pls protect under ESA  @SecretaryJewell @DirectorDanAshe

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6. #PrinceOfWalesWolves a unique subspecies of North American wolves, from which they have been isolated for millennia are highly #endangered

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7. #PrinceOfWalesWolves rely almost exclusively on a single prey species, also in decline, the Sitka black-tailed deer.

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8. The #PrinceOfWalesWolves and the deer have suffered over the past few decades as logging has eroded their island habitats.

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9. The #PrinceOfWalesWolves R facing a threat of extinction due 2 lack of food, hunting/poaching & logging @SecretaryJewell @DirectorDanAshe

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10. #PrinceOfWalesWolves are facing a threat of extinction due to lack of food, hunting/poaching and logging, pls protect under #ESA @USFWS

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11. 2014-2015 “harvest” of #PrinceOfWalesWolves was unsustainable, please protect under #ESA @SecretaryJewell  @DirectorDanAshe

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12. #PrinceOfWalesWolves R facing  threat of extinction due 2 lack of food, hunting/poaching & logging, please report @nytimes @washingtonpost

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12/2. #PrinceOfWalesWolves R facing  threat of extinction due 2 lack of food, hunting/poaching & logging, please report @latimes @AP @Alaska @NPR

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12/3. #PrinceOfWalesWolves R facing  threat of extinction due 2 lack of food, hunting/poaching & logging, pls report @WSJ @newsminer @adndotcom

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12/4. #PrinceOfWalesWolves R facing  threat of extinction due 2 lack of food, hunting/poaching & logging, pls report @LATenviroment @alaskapublic

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13. 2014-2015 harvest of #PrinceOfWalesWolves was unsustainable. These rare wolves need protection under #ESA now.  @nytimes  @washingtonpost

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13/2. 2014-2015 harvest of #PrinceOfWalesWolves was unsustainable. These rare wolves need protection under #ESA now @latimes @AP @NPR @Alaska

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13/3. 2014-2015 harvest of #PrinceOfWalesWolves was unsustainable. These rare wolves need protection under #ESA now @WSJ @newsminer @adndotcom

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13/4. 2014-2015 harvest of #PrinceOfWalesWolves was unsustainable. These rare wolves need protection under #ESA now @LATenviroment @alaskapublic

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14. 29 #PrinceOfWalesWolves killed in 2014-2015 trapping/hunting season represents a loss of 1/3 of entire population! @nytimes @washingtonpost

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14/2. 29 #PrinceOfWalesWolves killed in 2014-2015 trapping/hunting season represents loss of 1/3 of entire population! @AP @latimes @NPR @Alaska

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14/3. 29 #PrinceOfWalesWolves killed in 2014-2015 trapping/hunting season represents loss of 1/3 of entire population! @WSJ @newsminer @adndotcom

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14/4. 29 #PrinceOfWalesWolves killed in 2014-2015 trapping/hunting season represents loss of 1/3 entire population! @LATenviroment @alaskapublic

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15. Official memorandum reported population only 89 #PrinceOfWalesWolves / fall 2014, down from 221 the prior year, protect under #ESA  @USFWS

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16. Opening another trapping/hunting season on this small, declining population is madness – Larry Edwards of @Greenpeace #PrinceOfWalesWolves

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17. #Alaska Confirms 60 % Decline in Rare #PrinceOfWalesWolves Population, Still Plans Trapping & Hunting Season  @nytimes  @washingtonpost

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17/2. #Alaska Confirms 60 % Decline in Rare #PrinceOfWalesWolves Population, Still Plans Trapping & Hunting Season  @AP @latimes @NPR @Alaska

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17/3. #Alaska Confirms 60 % Decline in Rare #PrinceOfWalesWolves Population, Still Plans Trapping & Hunting Season  @WSJ @newsminer @adndotcom

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17/4. #Alaska Confirms 60 % Decline in Rare #PrinceOfWalesWolves Population, Still Plans Trapping & Hunting Season @LATenviroment @alaskapublic

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18. Emergency Action needs 2B taken now 4 rare #PrinceOfWalesWolves Please report @nytimes @washingtonpost  info here: http://t.co/eGoYACMIpw

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18/2. Emergency Action needs 2B taken now 4 rare #PrinceOfWalesWolves Please report @AP @latimes @NPR @Alaska  info here: http://t.co/eGoYACMIpw

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18/3. Emergency Action needs 2B taken now 4 rare #PrinceOfWalesWolves Please report @WSJ @newsminer @adndotcom  info here: http://t.co/eGoYACMIpw

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18/4. Emergency Action needs 2B taken now 4 rare #PrinceOfWalesWolves Please report @LATenviroment @alaskapublic  info: http://t.co/eGoYACMIpw

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19. .@USFWS is working toward a year-end determination whether 2 protect #PrinceOfWalesWolves under #ESA ~ well after hunt begins @nytimes

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19/2. .@USFWS is working toward year-end determination whether 2protect #PrinceOfWalesWolves under #ESA ~well after hunt begins @washingtonpost

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19/3. .@USFWS is working toward year-end determination whether 2protect #PrinceOfWalesWolves under #ESA well after hunt begins @WSJ @NPR @latimes

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19/4. .@USFWS is working toward year-end determination whether 2protect #PrinceOfWalesWolves under #ESA ~well after hunt begins @newsminer

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20. .@usfs wants public 2believe ADF&G’s mgmt of trapping/hunting can mitigate effects of overlogging/habitat destruction! #PrinceOfWalesWolves

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21. #Wolves #PrinceOfWalesWolves #StandForWolves PLS sign and share: Defend rare Alaskan wolf habitat: http://t.co/VRqHodBlo1

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22. #StandForWolves Save the Tongass National Forest home of the #PrinceOfWalesWolves  Please sign and share: https://t.co/GFFt7HPVch

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23. Over 1/2 of the old-growth forests that the #PrinceOfWalesWolves rely on for hunting, denning & raising pups R now gone! @nytimes @latimes

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23/2. Over 1/2 of the old-growth forests that the #PrinceOfWalesWolves rely on 4 hunting, denning & raising pups R now gone! @AP @washingtonpost

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23/3. Over 1/2 of the old-growth forests that the #PrinceOfWalesWolves rely on 4 hunting, denning & raising pups R now gone! @WSJ @NPR @Alaska

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24. The hunting & trapping of #PrinceOfWalesWolves has reached unsustainable levels. Cancel the hunt! @AkGovBillWalker #EndangeredSpecies

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25. ADF&G estimated only 89 #PrinceOfWalesWolves fall 2014, down from 221 the prior yr possibly as low as 50. Cancel the hunt @AKGovBillWalker

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26. Data in ADF&G report shows that, as of fall 2014, only 7 to 32 female #PrinceOfWalesWolves were left. Cancel the hunt!  @AKGovBillWalker

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27. .@USFWS is years overdue in deciding whether to initiate an #ESA status review for Alaska’s #PrinceOfWalesWolves @SecretaryJewel @AP @WSJ

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27/2. .@USFWS is years overdue in deciding whether to initiate an #ESA status review for Alaska’s #PrinceOfWalesWolves @WSJ @nytimes @AP @NPR

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28. After yrs delaying @USFWS  is finally working toward a year-end determination on whether 2 protect #PrinceOfWalesWolves under ESA! @WSJ @AP

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29. Another hunting season could jeopardize the ongoing viability of #PrinceOfWalesWolves #ESA protection now! @WSJ @nytimes @AP @NPR @latimes

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30. With numbers possibly as low as 50 the time 2 protect #PrinceOfWalesWolves is now, before the hunt this fall @SecretaryJewell @AP @WSJ @NPR

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31. The @usfs approved an ill-conceived logging operation within the Tongass National Forest, the #PrinceOfWalesWolves home… @SecretaryJewell

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31/2. The @usfs approved an ill-conceived logging operation within the Tongass National Forest, the #PrinceOfWalesWolves home @WSJ @AP @nytimes

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31/3. .@usfs approved an ill-conceived logging operation within Tongass National Forest, the #PrinceOfWalesWolves home @latimes @washingtonpost

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31/4. .@usfs approved an ill-conceived logging operation within Tongass National Forest, the #PrinceOfWalesWolves home @newsminer @Alaska

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32. Lack of old-growth forests 4 protection, #PrinceOfWalesWolves primary prey, Sitka black-tailed deer, R also in decline @SecretaryJewell

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33. We are calling for emergency measures to save the lives of the few remaining #PrinceOfWalesWolves Pls protect under #ESA @DirectorDanAshe

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33/2. We are calling for emergency measures to save the lives of the few remaining #PrinceOfWalesWolves Pls protect under #ESA @SecretaryJewell

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34. #Alaska ’s rare #PrinceOfWalesWolves are under the threat of #extinction. Take emergency action @POTUS @AKGovBillWalker #EndangeredSpecies

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35. With population as low as 60 there is certainly no time for debate. Do the right thing, pls protect #PrinceOfWalesWolves under #ESA @USFWS

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36. Scientific data confirms a 60 % decline in the #PrinceOfWalesWolves population in just 1 yr. Cancel the hunt! @AKGovBillWalker @interior

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37. Another open season of trapping and 8hunting will push the incredibly imperiled #PrinceOfWalesWolves closer to #extinction @AKGovBillWalker

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38. 2 maintain a viable population of #PrinceOfWalesWolves , #Alaska must cancel the season! @SecretaryJewell @DirectorDanAshe @AKGovBillWalker

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39. Shame on @usfs  pushing ahead with 6,000 acres of old-growth logging and 80 miles of logging road through #PrinceOfWalesWolves habitat!

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40. This will no longer be a genetically viable population @AKGovBillWalker with as few as 7 to 32 female #PrinceOfWalesWolves Cancel the hunt!

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41. #StandForWolves  #SaveWolves Take Emergency Measures to Save Nearly-Extinct #PrinceOfWalesWolves Please sign: goo.gl/nBxK0a

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42. #PrinceOfWalesWolves genetically & geographically distinct from other gray wolves, urgently need protection under #ESA @nytimes @Interior

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43. #PrinceOfWalesWolves genetically & geographically distinct from other gray wolves, urgently need protection under #ESA @washingtonpost @AP

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44. #PrinceOfWalesWolves genetically & geographically distinct from other gray wolves, urgently need protection under #ESA @WSJ @NPR @latimes

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45. ADF&G reports there could B as few as 7 female #PrinceOfWalesWolves left on 2,600-square-mile isl. Cancel 2015/16 hunt! @AKGovBillWalker

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46. Alaska wildlife officials contend: “no radical changes are necessary” 4 managing nearly extinct #PrinceOfWalesWolves population Outrageous!

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47. ADF&G found that one wolf pack “seems” to have completely disappeared. Emergency protection needed now 4 #PrinceOfWalesWolves @USFWS @AP

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48. The % of #PrinceOfWalesWolves killed last season was between 33 & 58 % of the ENTIRE population. Cancel the hunt @AKGovBillWalker @AP @WSJ

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49. The % of #PrinceOfWalesWolves killed last season was between 33 & 58 % of ENTIRE population. Cancel the hunt @AKGovBillWalker @latimes @NPR

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50. Hunt still scheduled though the % of #PrinceOfWalesWolves killed last season was 33 to 58% of ENTIRE population @nytimes slated 4extinction

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51. Timber sales cost taxpayers millions in the Tongass and #PrinceOfWalesWolves pay with their lives, #Extinction @WSJ @AP @NPR goo.gl/LPCrVM

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52. Timber sales cost taxpayers millions in the Tongass & #PrinceOfWalesWolves pay with their lives, #Extinction @nytimes  goo.gl/LPCrVM

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53.Timber sales cost taxpayers millions in the Tongass & #PrinceOfWalesWolves pay with their lives,  @washingtonpost goo.gl/LPCrVM

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54. Endangered #PrinceOfWalesWolves & associated islands R geographically isolated & genetically distinct from other #wolves. @WSJ @AP @nytimes

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55. Endangered #PrinceOfWalesWolves & associated islands R geographically isolated & genetically distinct from other #wolves. @washingtonpost

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56. The 89 #PrinceOfWalesWolves pop. estimate already outdated, Forest Service briefing paper indicates. Cancel the hunt! @AKGovBillWalker @AP

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57. The estimates were made prior 2 the 2014/2015 hunting/trapping season, wherein 29 #PrinceOfWalesWolves known 2 be killed #EndangeredSpecies

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58. These numbers don’t include #PrinceOfWalesWolves killed by poachers. With 580 miles logging roads wolf poaching is rife! #EndangeredSpecies

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59. Scientific data clearly shows that the SE Alaska #PrinceOfWalesWolves R distinctive from other wolf populations in N.A. #EndangeredSpecies

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60. ADF&G doesn’t believe #PrinceOfWalesWolves warrant #ESA listing, a designation that would restrict costly2taxpayer logging industry! Shame!

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61. #PrinceOfWalesWolves need prompt #ESA protection because of their geographic isolation and proven genetic distinctiveness @USFWS @AP @WSJ

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62. Scientific evidence shows significant genetic differentiation between #PrinceOfWalesWolves & interior wolves @AP : goo.gl/a3wA7U

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63. Recent genetic research shows a large portion of genetic diversity in gray wolf species is found in #PrinceOfWalesWolves @SecretaryJewell

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64. The unique genetic diversity found in #PrinceOfWalesWolves makes them especially important from a conservation perspective @SecretaryJewell

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65. 87% of #PrinceOfWalesWolves mortality is from unsustainable hunting/trapping Cancel the hunt @AKGovBillWalker protect under ESA @USFWS @AP

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66. During the highest harvest year, in 1996-1997, almost 50% of #PrinceOfWalesWolves population was trapped @nytimes @WSJ @AP @washingtonpost

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67. 1 of the fiercest critics of @usfs Big Thorne timber sale, in #PrinceOfWalesWolves home, is former ADF&G biologist Dave Person @AP @WSJ

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68. Person:“The timber sale, the final straw that will break the back of sustainable wolf-deer predator-prey ecology” @AP #PrinceOfWalesWolves

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69. Person:“The timber sale, the final straw that will break the back of sustainable wolf-deer predator-prey ecology” @WSJ #PrinceOfWalesWolves

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70. Dave Person:“The Big Thorne project puts viability of #PrinceOfWalesWolves in doubt.”  goo.gl/bqU0Dv

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71. Dr. Person audio report regarding @usfs  Big Thorne timber sale & impact on wildlife & #PrinceOfWalesWolves @AP https://vimeo.com/92984376

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72. Old growth logging has compromised the environmental & economic viability of the Tongass & forsaken the #PrinceOfWalesWolves @AP @WSJ @NPR

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73. The rapid decline of #PrinceOfWalesWolves underscores the threat continued cutting of old-growth trees poses in the Tongass @AP @WSJ @NPR

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74. The rapid decline of #PrinceOfWalesWolves underscores the threat continued cutting of old-growth trees poses in the Tongass @washingtonpost

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75. 24 yrs ago authorities recognized #PrinceOfWalesWolves viability was in danger as direct result of timber harvest in Tongass @AP @WSJ @NPR

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76. 24yrs ago authorities recognized #PrinceOfWalesWolves viability was in danger as direct result of timber harvest in Tongass @washingtonpost

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77. 24yrs ago FWS said “Without significant changes 2existing Tongass LMP, long-term viability of #PrinceOfWalesWolves is seriously imperiled.”

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78. Logging roads clearly increased risk of death 4 #PrinceOfWalesWolves from hunting/trapping & contributed 2unsustainable rates of “harvest”

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79. ADF&G should consider effects of roads, & expect substantial illegal harvest where #PrinceOfWalesWolves habitat is accessible 2 humans! @AP

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80. .@usfs should consider effects of roads & expect substantial illegal harvest where #PrinceOfWalesWolves habitat is accessible 2 humans! @AP

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81. ADF&G, knowing poaching levels R as high as legal “take” should act2 PROTECT remaining #PrinceOfWalesWolves NOT encourage hunting! @AP @WSJ

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82. Regional Supervisor 4 ADF&G, Ryan Scott,  thinks there is enough of a population of #PrinceOfWalesWolves 2 allow some form of “harvest” @AP

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83. #PrinceOfWalesWolves pop. plummeted 60% in just 1 yr, leaving only 60 wolves & Ryan Scott sees room for a “harvest”! @AP @WSJ @nytimes @NPR

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84. Regional Supervisor 4 ADF&G, Ryan Scott,  thinks there is enough of a pop. of #PrinceOfWalesWolves 2 allow a “harvest” @WSJ @nytimes @NPR

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85. #PrinceOfWalesWolves pop. plummeted 60% in just 1 yr, leaving only 60 wolves & Ryan Scott sees room for a “harvest”! @AP @WSJ @nytimes @NPR

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86. With possibly only as few as 7 female #PrinceOfWalesWolves , Ryan Scott sees room for a harvest! @WSJ @nytimes @AP @NPR #EndangeredSpecies

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87. Please call regional supervisor 4 ADF&G, Ryan Scott, tell him there is no room for a “harvest” of #PrinceOfWalesWolves  (907) 465-4359

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88. Email regional supervisor 4 ADF&G, Ryan Scott, & tell him there is no room 4 a “harvest” of #PrinceOfWalesWolves   ryan.scott@alaska.gov

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89. Please call the director 4 ADF&G, Bruce Dale, ask him to cancel the unsustainable hunt of #Alaska’s #PrinceOfWalesWolves (907)861-2101

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90. Please email the director for ADF&G, Bruce Dale, and ask him to cancel the hunt of #PrinceOfWalesWolves bruce.dale@alaska.gov

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91. Please call @AKGovBillWalker ask him to take emergency action, cancel the hunt for imperiled #PrinceOfWalesWolves  (907)465-3500

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92. Please email @AKGovBillWalker ask him to take emergency action, cancel the hunt for imperiled #PrinceOfWalesWolves  goo.gl/rfuVkA

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93. Please contact the @usfs ask them 2 suspend logging & road-building in its Big Thorne timber sale. Save #PrinceOfWalesWolves (800)-832-1355

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94. .@AKGovBillWalker pls take decisive action 2 save the rapidly dwindling population of #PrinceOfWalesWolves @WSJ @nytimes @AP @NPR

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95. .@SecretaryJewell @DirectorDanAshe pls take decisive action 2 save rapidly dwindling population of #PrinceOfWalesWolves #ESA protection pls

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96. #PrinceOfWalesWolves R an essential piece of what makes our little corner of Alaska so special,” said H. McIntosh of @AlaskaSmallShip @AP

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97. The opportunity 2C unique #PrinceOfWalesWolves in old growth home draws people frm all over the world Essential4Ecotourism @AKGovBillWalker

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98. A sharp decline in #PrinceOfWalesWolves equals a sharp decline in ecotourism.”Killing wolves is bad for business” @AKGovBillWalker @AP @WSJ

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99. Allowing decimation/imminent extinction of #PrinceOfWalesWolves is poor stewardship @SecretaryJewell @AKGovBillWalker @DirectorDanAshe @AP

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100. #Wolves #StandForWolves Please send an easy cut and paste email on behalf of #PrinceOfWalesWolves : http://wp.me/p6o9qd-1E

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101. Thanks 2 everyone who tweeted on behalf of #PrinceOfWalesWolves Stay in touch for future actions https://t.co/eEorYSwIug

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102. #StandForWolves #SaveWolves #ProtectWolves Save the #PrinceOfWalesWolves Protect under #ESA @interior @DirectorDanAshe

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