Suffice it to say that this is one of the most extreme attacks, to date, on our national forests
Prince of Wales wolves are a symbol of wilderness and ecological integrity and have declined 75% in 20 years. Be their voice.
In the Tongass rainforest, the Forest Service has clung to the old-school logging of some of the most biologically rich, scenically stunning and carbon-dense forests on Earth.
Already wolf hunting is rife on Wrangell Island with "bag limits" of 5 wolves and portions of the island are subject to Alaska’s infamous "intensive predator management program" encouraging even further reduction of the wolf population.
But extinctions may lag far behind forest loss, a phenomenon known as the “extinction debt” which may be paid over hundreds of years. Tropical birds typically live for longer than their temperate counterparts. Thus, the last pairs of rare species may make their last stand in their fragmented forest redoubts for decades.