Emergency Tweetstorm: Save Denali Wolves

Tweetstorm for Denali National Park Wolves (Updated May/2016)


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1a. Wolf pop. has declined from 143 in 2007 to possibly below 48 in 2016. Reinstate emergency buffer zone #ProtectDenaliWolves  @AKGovBillWalker

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1b. Wolf pop. has declined from 143 in 2007 to possibly below 48 in 2016. Reinstate emergency buffer zone #ProtectDenaliWolves @DenaliNPS

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1c. Now, in 2016, one of the 2 remaining East Fork wolves of Denali was shot, decimating the population  #ProtectDenaliWolves @AKGovBillWalker

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1d. Now, in 2016, one of the 2 remaining East Fork wolves of Denali was shot, decimating the population  #ProtectDenaliWolves @DenaliNPS

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2. #Alaska seems to lack regard for the visitors from around the world who come to Denali to see #wolves @AKGovBillWalker @DenaliNPS

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2b. #Alaska seems to lack compassion for the wolf families struggling to survive in the park #ProtectDenaliWolves @AKGovBillWalker @DenaliNPS

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2c. One of the two remaining East Fork wolves of Denali National Park was shot May/2016! #ProtectDenaliWolves @AKGovBillWalker

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2c. This is just what happened exactly 1 yr ago, when the pregnant female of East Fork group was shot. #ProtectDenaliWolves @AKGovBillWalker

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2d. The loss of that 1 pregnant female wolf in 2015 led 2 the disintegration of entire East Fork group @AKGovBillWalker #ProtectDenaliWolves

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2e. The “Toklats”, reduced frm 15 wolves to just 2 this spring are now a pack of ONE @AKGovBillWalker #ProtectDenaliWolves

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2f. The East Fork is down to 1 black wolf. The gray male dubbed 1508 GM killed at a bear baiting station #ProtectDenaliWolves @AKGovBillWalker

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3. #ProtectDenaliWolves #StandForWolves Please sign the petition: goo.gl/MD1pdq

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4. Restore Denali wolf buffer. Please sign the petition from Denali Citizens Council #ProtectDenaliWolves  goo.gl/p0ncnu

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5.#ProtectDenaliWolves Sign the petition from Marybeth Holleman – Coauthor of Among Wolves, Anchorage, AK goo.gl/K1DmcP

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6. Re-establish a buffer zone to ban wolf hunting & trapping on state land adjacent to the park. #ProtectDenaliWolves @AKGovBillWalker @Alaska

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7. #ProtectDenaliWolves Shame on Alaska Board of Game 4 rejecting petitions 2 re-establish wolf hunting & trapping buffer zone around the park

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8. It’s far past time for #Alaska to #ProtectDenaliWolves with a buffer zone. bit.ly/1OzCgtM
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9. For 6 years now, there has been a notable decline in the number of wolf sightings in Denali National Park & Preserve #ProtectDenaliWolves

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10. A report from the NPS is suggesting that wolf hunting could be to blame for population decline. #ProtectDenaliWolves @AKGovBillWalker

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11. Research indicates that wolf mortality rates in Alaska’s Denali National Park have recently spiked to worrying levels. #ProtectDenaliWolves

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12. Population of 48 wolves in 2015 is the lowest estimated wolf density since monitoring began in 1986. #ProtectDenaliWolves @AKGovBillWalker

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13. It is time for Alaska 2 admit: trapping/hunting of Denali wolves has contributed unprecedented decline in wolf numbers #ProtectDenaliWolves

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14. A population of 48 wolves in 2015 is the lowest estimated wolf density since monitoring began in 1986. #ProtectDenaliWolves @interior

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15. The state & federal governments need 2 immediately close Denali & its surrounding area 2 any further wolf killing. #ProtectDenaliWolves

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16. The “unprecedented” decline of the Denali wolf population began in the winter of 2007. #ProtectDenaliWolves

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17. In the winter of 2007,  approximately 10% of entire park population was killed by trappers and hunters NE of the park. #ProtectDenaliWolves

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18. Hunting around park’s borders  directly related 2 Denali’s native wolf pop. decline #ProtectDenaliWolves reinstate buffer @AKGovBillWalker

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19. The park’s primary purpose is 2 protect intact the globally significant Denali ecosystems stated PEER Director J. Ruch #ProtectDenaliWolves

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20. Dysfunctional wildlife politics will end up killing the wolf laying huge golden eggs 4 Alaska’s tourist economy~J Ruch #ProtectDenaliWolves

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21. The % of sightseers who actually spotted a wolf has dropped from 45% to only 6% as of last summer. #ProtectDenaliWolves @AKGovBillWalker

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22. More than anywhere else in Alaska, wolves in the eastern part of Denali provide significant benefits 2 Alaska tourism. #ProtectDenaliWolves

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23. Denali visitors contribute millions of $$$ each year 2 state economy. Denali visitors want 2C wolves @AKGovBillWalker #ProtectDenaliWolves

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24. #ProtectDenaliWolves Wolf viewing opportunities have historically been provided by three packs that den and range near the park road…

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25. These three family groups have been severely disrupted by trapping & hunting on state lands east of the park boundary. #ProtectDenaliWolves

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26. Not just about numbers,loss of family group integrity & unique behaviors due 2 “take” east of Denali has been dramatic #ProtectDenaliWolves

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27. There is clear need for a permanent buffer to sustain and grow the Denali wildlife viewing economy. Essential4Tourism #ProtectDenaliWolves

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28. A no-take buffer northeast of the park is the only way to rebuild and then sustain Denali’s wolf populations #ProtectDenaliWolves

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29. Financial estimates show Denali tourism contributes over a $140 million a year to Alaska’s economy. #ProtectDenaliWolves @AKGovBillWalker

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30. PLS @AKGovBillWalker reinstate the emergency closure so officials can negotiate a permanent conservation easement #ProtectDenaliWolves

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31. Please call @AKGovBillWalker (907) 465-3500 ask that he #ProtectDenaliWolves from hunting/trapping by reinstating emergency closure.

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32. Please email @AKGovBillWalker: governor@gov.state.ak.us  ask that he #ProtectDenaliWolves for future generations.

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33. Please email Sam Cotten Commissioner, Alaska Department of Fish & Game: sam.cotten@alaska.gov Tell him to #ProtectDenaliWolves

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34. Please email Don Striker, Denali National Park Superintendent: don_striker@nps.gov Tell him to #ProtectDenaliWolves

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35. The dissolution of Denali’s protective buffer zone has caused radical decline of the park’s most visible wolves #ProtectDenaliWolves

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36. The acute, ethically questionable, actions of a few local trappers has also caused radical decline of the park’s wolves #SaveDenaliWolves

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37. These trappers position their snares along the park boundary, killing not only adult wolves, but pups! #ProtectDenaliWolves

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38. In 2012  a local trapper hitched a dead horse to his four-wheeler, dragged it to the park boundary to bait wolves… #ProtectDenaliWolves

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38/2. The trapper used the dead horse 2 lure & snare the pregnant alpha female of the park’s wolf group, Grant Creek #ProtectDenaliWolves

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38/3. The trapping of that pregnant alpha female wolf of Grant Creek group led 2 the group declining frm 15 wolves to only 3 #ProtectDenaliWolves

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39. Trapping on park borders & “predator-control” R cause 4 declining wolf populations~Denali Park biologist Tom Meier #ProtectDenaliWolves

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40. Holleman, author Among Wolves, made 6 attempts 2 have protective buffer zone reinstated via petitioning Board of Game #ProtectDenaliWolves

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41. Several wolf advocacy groups joined Holleman in attempts 2 have buffer zone reinstated via petitioning Board of Game #ProtectDenaliWolves

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42. Alaska Board of Game not only refused 2 reinstate the buffer zone, but created a “moratorium” on discussing it! #ProtectDenaliWolves

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43. Unlike most national parks, hunting and trapping is allowed on many Alaskan national parks preserves #ProtectDenaliWolves

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44. .@AKGovBillWalker & AF&G : ensure viability of park wildlife/wolf pop. by facilitating easement purchase by @interior #ProtectDenaliWolves

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45. Decrease in wolf sightings since protection area repeal/2010 has all but extinguished chances tourists will C wolves #ProtectDenaliWolves

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46. Wolf-viewing success has reached rock bottom at a cost to the local and state tourism economy! #ProtectDenaliWolves @AKGovBillWalker

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47. An easement purchase, could help curb the wolf decline and maintain tourism  @AKGovBillWalker #ProtectDenaliWolves

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48. Alaska’s duty is 2 conserve scenery & wildlife therein, unimpaired 4 public & future generations @AKGovBillWalker #ProtectDenaliWolves

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49. No-take easement preventing take of wolves/park animals would mitigate threat of future wolf decline in/around Denali #ProtectDenaliWolves

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50. A solution is urgently needed 2 protect 1 of the last intact functioning ecosystems in the country #ProtectDenaliWolves @AKGovBillWalker

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51. Alaska must protect ecosystem in Denali National Park, an easement would help achieve this @AKGovBillWalker #ProtectDenaliWolves

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52. The eyes of the nation & broader conservation community are on #Alaska @AKGovBillWalker reinstate emergency buffer #ProtectDenaliWolves

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53. 300,000+ people from all 50 states & over 100 countries signed a petition calling for Alaska 2 #ProtectDenaliWolves @AKGovBillWalker

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54. 300,000+ people from all 50 states & over 100 countries have signed a petition calling for Alaska 2 #ProtectDenaliWolves @interior

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55. #ProtectDenaliWolves Scientific research proves that if trapping/hunting kills a significant breeding individual, it can disrupt entire pack

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55/2. The “breeder loss effect” is a critical dynamic driving population decline in Denali National Park. #ProtectDenaliWolves @AKGovBillWalker

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55/3. 2015Denali wolf monitoring report: We found that breeder loss preceded/coincided w/most cases of wolf pack dissolution #ProtectDenaliWolves

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56. Alaskans value the opportunity 2 view & study wolves in a relatively undisturbed predator-prey system #ProtectDenaliWolves @USFWSAlaska

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57. Alaskans value the opportunity 2 view & study wolves in a relatively undisturbed predator-prey system #ProtectDenaliWolves @AKGovBillWalker

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58. Many Alaskans value and want to retain true conservation in Denali National Park #ProtectDenaliWolves @AKGovBillWalker @USFWSAlaska

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59. It is the wish of many Alaskans that the Board of Game support the desires of Alaskans & protect the wolves/wildlife. #ProtectDenaliWolves

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60. For many Alaskans this is about conserving a certain collection of wolves that den inside the park. #ProtectDenaliWolves @AKGovBillWalker

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61. There are known groupings of wolves that historically use Denali 4 denning attracting visitors from around the world #ProtectDenaliWolves

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62. Changes in bear hunting regulations had the unforeseen effect of bringing more hunters into the field. #ProtectDenaliWolves

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63. Spring bear baiting season occurs when wolf hunting season is still open exacerbating wolf pop. decline. #ProtectDenaliWolves @USFWSAlaska

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64. Last year #wolves visited bear bait stations, just outside Denali, & 2 East Fork pack wolves were killed #ProtectDenaliWolves

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64b. The loss of the pregnant female wolf in 2015 led to the disintegration of entire E. Fork group @AKGovBillWalker #ProtectDenaliWolves

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64c. #ProtectDenaliWolves Now, with one of the two remaining East Fork wolves of Denali National Park shot…@AKGovBillWalker

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64d.  This leaves 1 lone survivor, who may be a pregnant female, a miracle if her &pups survive! SHAME! @AKGovBillWalker #ProtectDenaliWolves

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65. This situation is critical! The East Fork den is close 2 the park boundary & bait stations! Buffer & #ProtectDenaliWolves @AKGovBillWalker

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66. East Fork wolves have the potential 2B most viewed by park visitors, through placement of their den. #ProtectDenaliWolves @AKGovBillWalker

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67. Declines in the pop. of wolves who den/raise pups in Denali have caused concern in local community @AKGovBillWalker 

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68. Emergency closure or hunting season (Aug.10-May 31), 10 WOLF TAKE, will continue adjacent 2 boundary of  park. #ProtectDenaliWolves

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69. Denali wolf population declined from 143 in 2007 to under 48 in 2016. Reinstate emergency buffer zone #ProtectDenaliWolves @newsminer @AP

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70. Denali wolf pop. declined frm 143 in 2007 to possibly below 48 in 2016. Reinstate emergency buffer zone #ProtectDenaliWolves @nytimes @WSJ

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71. Denali wolf pop. declined frm 143 in 2007 2 possibly under 48~2016. Reinstate emergency buffer zone #ProtectDenaliWolves @Alaska @adndotcom

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72. East Fork #wolf population has declined to just ONE in 2016. Reinstate emergency buffer zone #ProtectDenaliWolves @latimes @NPR

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73. Denali #wolf numbers hit new low. Just ONE wolf remains in E. Fork pack  #ProtectDenaliWolves @nytimes @newsminer @Alaska

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74. 1 lone survivor~East Fork pack who may be a pregnant female, a miracle if her &pups survive! #ProtectDenaliWolves @nytimes @alaskapublic

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75.1 lone survivor~East Fork pack who may be a pregnant female, a miracle if her &pups survive! #ProtectDenaliWolves @WSJ @AP @NPR @latimes

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76.1 lone survivor~East Fork pack who may be a pregnant female, a miracle if her &pups survive!   #ProtectDenaliWolves @USFWSAlaska @adndotcom

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77. Reinstate emergency closure 2 ban wolf hunting/trapping on state land adjacent to park. #ProtectDenaliWolves @nytimes @WSJ @AP @newsminer

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78. Reinstate emergency closure 2ban wolf hunting/trapping on state land adjacent to park #ProtectDenaliWolves @USFWSAlaska @latimes @adndotcom

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79. #ProtectDenaliWolves Shame on Alaska Board of Game 4 rejecting petitions 2 re-establish wolf hunting/trapping buffer around Denali @nytimes

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80. #ProtectDenaliWolves Shame on Alaska Board of Game 4 rejecting petitions 2 re-establish wolf hunting/trapping buffer around Denali @AP @NPR

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81.#ProtectDenaliWolves Shame on Alaska Board of Game 4 rejecting petitions 2 re-establish wolf hunting/trapping buffer around Denali @latimes

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82. #Wolf hunting is August 10 thru May 31 in/around Denali National Park, despite record low wolf pop. @nytimes @AP #ProtectDenaliWolves

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83. #Wolf hunting is August 10 thru May 31 in/around Denali National Park, despite record low wolf pop @WSJ @latimes #ProtectDenaliWolves

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84. Wolf hunting is August 10 thru May 31 in/around Denali National Park, despite record low wolf pop @NPR @Alaska #ProtectDenaliWolves

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85. Wolf hunting season opens Aug. 10 in/around Denali National Park, with pups barely 4 mos. old. Horrific! #ProtectDenaliWolves @nytimes @AP

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86. Wolf hunting season opens Aug. 10 in/around Denali National Park, with pups barely 4 mos. old. Horrific! #ProtectDenaliWolves @WSJ @latimes

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87. Wolf hunting season opens Aug. 10 in/around Denali National Park, with pups barely 4 mos. old. Horrific! #ProtectDenaliWolves @NPR @USFWS

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88. For 5 yrs. now, there has been a notable decline in the number of wolf sightings in Denali Park/Preserve #ProtectDenaliWolves @nytimes @AP

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89. For 5 yrs. now, there has been a notable decline in the number of wolf sightings in Denali Park/Preserve #ProtectDenaliWolves @latimes @WSJ

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90. For 5 yrs. now, there has been notable decline in the number of wolf sightings in Denali Park/Preserve #ProtectDenaliWolves @NPR @newsminer

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91. For 5 yrs. now, there has been notable decline in the number of wolf sightings in Denali Park/Preserve #ProtectDenaliWolves @USFWS @Alaska

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92. New report from the NPS suggests that wolf hunting could B2 blame 4 population decline. @nytimes @WSJ @AP @NPR @Alaska #ProtectDenaliWolves

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93. New report from the NPS suggests that wolf hunting could B2 blame 4 population decline. @latimes @newsminer @adndotcom #ProtectDenaliWolves

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94. Research indicates that wolf mortality rates in Denali have recently spiked 2 worrying levels #ProtectDenaliWolves @nytimes @WSJ @AP @NPR

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95. Research indicates that wolf mortality rates in Denali have recently spiked 2 worrying levels #ProtectDenaliWolves @Alaska @USFWSAlaska

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96. Population of 48 wolves in 2015 is lowest estimated wolf density since monitoring began in 1986. #ProtectDenaliWolves @nytimes @AP @NPR

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97. Population of 48 wolves in 2015 is lowest estimated wolf density since monitoring began in 1986. #ProtectDenaliWolves @latimes @WSJ @Alaska

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98. Population of 48 wolves in 2015 is lowest estimated wolf density since monitoring began in 1986. #ProtectDenaliWolves @newsminer @adndotcom

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99. .@AKGovBillWalker needs2 immediately close Denali & surrounding area 2 any further wolf killing #ProtectDenaliWolves @nytimes @WSJ @AP @NPR

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100. .@AKGovBillWalker needs2 immediately close Denali & surrounding area 2 any further wolf killing #ProtectDenaliWolves @latimes @Alaska

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101. .@AKGovBillWalker needs2 immediately close Denali & surrounding area 2 any further wolf killing #ProtectDenaliWolves @adndotcom @newsminer

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102. The % of sightseers who actually spotted a wolf has dropped from 45% to only 6% as of last summer #ProtectDenaliWolves @nytimes @AP @NPR

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103. The % of sightseers who actually spotted a wolf has dropped from 45%  2only 6% as of last summer #ProtectDenaliWolves @latimes @WSJ @Alaska

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104. The % of sightseers who actually spotted a wolf has dropped from 45%  2only 6% as of last summer #ProtectDenaliWolves @newsminer @adndotcom

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105. Denali visitors contribute millions of $$$ each yr 2 state economy. Denali visitors want 2C wolves  #ProtectDenaliWolves @nytimes @AP @NPR

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106. Denali visitors contribute millions of $$$ yearly 2state economy Denali visitors want 2C wolves  #ProtectDenaliWolves @latimes @WSJ @Alaska

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107. Denali visitors add millions of $$$ each year 2state economy Denali visitors want 2C wolves  #ProtectDenaliWolves @newsminer @adndotcom

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108. .@AKGovBillWalker must reinstate emergency closure while officials negotiate perm. conservation easement #ProtectDenaliWolves @nytimes @AP

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109. .@AKGovBillWalker must reinstate emergency closure while officials negotiate conservation easement #ProtectDenaliWolves @latimes @WSJ

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110. Wolf-viewing success has reached rock bottom at a cost to the local and state tourism economy! #ProtectDenaliWolves @nytimes @AP @NPR

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111. Wolf-viewing success has reached rock bottom at a cost to the local and state tourism economy! #ProtectDenaliWolves @latimes @WSJ @Alaska

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112. Alaska’s duty is 2 conserve scenery/wildlife therein, unimpaired 4 public & future generations  #ProtectDenaliWolves @nytimes @AP @NPR

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113. Alaska’s duty is 2 conserve scenery/wildlife therein, unimpaired 4 public & future generations  #ProtectDenaliWolves @latimes @WSJ @Alaska

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114. The eyes of the nation & broader conservation community R on #Alaska ! Reinstate emergency measures. #ProtectDenaliWolves

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115. The eyes of the nation & broader conservation community R on #Alaska ! Reinstate emergency measures. #ProtectDenaliWolves @latimes @WSJ

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Thankyou, everyone, for your efforts on behalf of the wolves of Denali National Park!

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