Here Comes Trouble

The governors of Wyoming and Montana will head to Washington, D.C. this week (Tuesday, September 29th) to give their perspective on how to “improve” (ie. dismantle) the Endangered Species Act.

Please find several tweets to send off at the bottom of this post.

Western Governors’ Association Chairman and Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead will be joined by Governors Steve Bullock (Montana, WGA Vice Chair), Jack Dalrymple (North Dakota),Dennis Daugaard (South Dakota), and Gary Herbert (Utah) at a number of meetings with congressional leaders. Governors Mead and Bullock will appear at a briefing on the topic “Improving the Endangered Species Act : Perspectives from the Fish and Wildlife Service and State Governors.” In addition to the governors’ appearance and remarks on the ESA, (which is the focus of Gov. Mead’s Chairman’s Initiative), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director, Dan Ashe, also will be present and will make a statement.

  • Mead last month announced that the Western Governors’ Association will hold five forums around the West to collect information on how to improve the Endangered Species Act. The first will be held in Wyoming this fall. The act “touches the people and economies of Western states in a significant way,” Mead said last month in announcing the effort. “This initiative is intended to take a hard look…” Mead has focused much of his criticism of the ESA on how difficult it is to remove federal protections for a species once it is listed. He has said that since 1973, when the federal law was enacted, 2,280 species have been protected but only 30 have been taken off the list after being classified as recovered. The truth of the matter is, as Montana lawyer, Tim Preso of Earthjustice, states: “The proper measure of success of the Endangered Species Act is its track record of preventing species from going extinct”. He said he regards current calls for improving the law to be “Trojan horse efforts” to undermine key provisions.

    “The Endangered Species Act has been 99 percent effective at preventing extinctions, which is kind of amazing when you consider the huge amount of population expansion, and expanded human footprint on this continent since the Endangered Species Act was passed in 1973”.

Let us not forget that Wyoming’s wolf management plan classified the animals as unprotected predators that could be shot on sight in most areas, an approach that drew opposition from national environmental groups.

Bottom line, the Endangered Species Act works. The longer an animal or plant species is protected under the ESA, the more likely it is to recover. Today the ESA is under attack at a time when we can least afford to lose it.

The ESA safeguards ecological processes, such as predation, as well as maintaining biodiversity. Science tells us that the most effective way to mitigate climate change is by maintaining ecological resiliency. The ESA protects keystone species (such as the gray wolf and sea otter) which create more resilient ecosystems by increasing biodiversity.

  • Politicians should not be meddling in what should be science based decisions. Please reach out to the members of the Committee on Environment and Public Works – Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife via twitter. Tell them that the ESA works, leave it alone!

Republicans:

Dan Sullivan (Chairman) Tweet#1 Tweet#2 Tweet#3 Tweet#4

John Barrasso Tweet#1 Tweet#2 Tweet#3 Tweet#4

Shelley Capito Tweet#1 Tweet#2 Tweet#3 Tweet#4

John Boozman Tweet#1 Tweet#2 Tweet#3 Tweet#4

Jeff Sessions Tweet#1 Tweet#2 Tweet#3 Tweet#4

Roger F. Wicker Tweet#1 Tweet#2 Tweet#3 Tweet#4

Deb Fischer Tweet#1 Tweet#2 Tweet#3 Tweet#4

Mike Rounds Tweet#1 Tweet#2 Tweet#3 Tweet#4

James M. Inhofe Tweet#1 Tweet#2 Tweet#3 Tweet#4

Democrats:

Sheldon Whitehouse (Ranking Member) Tweet#1 Tweet#2 Tweet#3 Tweet#4

Thomas R. Carper Tweet#1 Tweet#2 Tweet#3 Tweet#4

Benjamin L. Cardin Tweet#1 Tweet#2 Tweet#3 Tweet#4

Bernard Sanders Tweet#1 Tweet#2 Tweet#3 Tweet#4

Kirsten Gillibrand Tweet#1 Tweet#2 Tweet#3 Tweet#4

Cory A. Booker Tweet#1 Tweet#2 Tweet#3 Tweet#4

Edward Markey Tweet#1 Tweet#2 Tweet#3 Tweet#4

Barbara Boxer Tweet#1 Tweet#2 Tweet#3 Tweet#4

Thankyou, everyone, for your efforts here and support to protect the Endangered Species Act.

 Independent news blog report on the briefing

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Update and Continued Efforts on Behalf of the Archipelago Wolves on Prince of Wales

Emergency Endangered Species Act Petition Filed.

In an attempt to protect drastically declining wolf population in Southeast Alaska, six conservation organizations (Alaska Wildlife Alliance, Cascadia Wildlands, Center for Biological Diversity, Greater Southeast Alaska Conservation Community, Greenpeace and The Boat Company)  petitioned for an emergency listing of Alexander Archipelago wolves under the Endangered Species Act. The petition  follows a decision by the Federal Subsistence Board that denied the groups’ July request to close federal wolf-hunting and trapping seasons on Prince of Wales and nearby islands. More information can be found in this press release from The Center for Biological Diversity.

On September 15, 2015 The Alaska Federal Subsistence Management Board released a statement  regarding the hunt for these imperiled wolves in GMU 2. The ISC (Interagency Staff Committee) found that the closure to subsistence and non-subsistence uses was not necessary for the conservation of healthy wolf populations or to continue subsistence uses of wolves in Unit 2. Rather than heeding the warning of scientists, professionals, and knowledgeable conservationists, Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Forest Service  consulted with “the four local Federally-recognized Alaska Native Tribes, as well as several Federally and non-Federally qualified subsistence users with local knowledge of Unit 2 wolf populations”. In other words the local “knowledge” of hunters and trappers was held in authority over scientific evidence, facts and research. The “harvest” quota remains at 9 wolves for the  2015-2016 seasons. The Alaska Board of Game originally established a guideline which would have allowed a quota up to 18 wolves. If the board felt this compromise would be found to be satisfactory, and  conciliate both hunters and conservationists alike, they were highly mistaken.

At this point in time I believe it is imperative that we support the aforementioned organizations with an email to Sally Jewell (Secretary of the Interior), Daniel Ashe (Director U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) and Geoffrey Haskett (Regional Director, Alaska Regional Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Please be a voice for this imperiled species, cut and paste the following email (feel free to personalize or add your polite thoughts) and send to:  feedback@ios.doi.gov,dan_ashe@fws.gov,geoff_haskett@fws.gov

I have also added several tweets at the bottom of this post which will be helpful to our cause though not nearly as crucial as an email. Thankyou in advance for your anticipated support. Please share this action alert via twitter.

Dear Mrs. Jewell, Mr. Ashe, and Mr. Haskett,

Please list, on an emergency basis, the Alexander Archipelago Wolf (Canis Lupus Ligoni) as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

Despite a confirmed 60 percent population decline on Prince of Wales and accompanying islands, ADF&G and the Federal Subsistence Board (FSB) have opened the wolf hunting and trapping season with a 9 wolf quota.  Fish and Game’s report estimated that the wolf population on and around Prince of Wales in fall 2014 was between 50 and 159, and more than likely approximately 89 wolves. This estimate does not account for the 29 wolves reported taken in the 2014/2015 winter hunting and trapping season (1/3rd of entire population), nor does it account for any illegal takes during that time or since, which studies indicate are substantial.

With a population as low as possibly 50 individuals, this year’s season will push this iconic species to the brink of extinction.

Data in the Alaska Department of Fish and Games’ report shows that, as of fall 2014, only 7 to 32 female Archipelago wolves remain. That is 7 to 32 female wolves in an approximate 2,600 square mile area. This would be possibly 1 breeding wolf per 371.4 square miles. Even if they are able to reproduce at these reduced numbers, the risk of inbreeding is high, putting them at further risk of extinction due to the loss of genetic diversity, which can negatively affect the species in many ways, such as weakened immune systems unable to fight off disease, skeletal deformities, and smaller litters with higher mortality. Genetic diversity is always a crucial factor with isolated species. If the decline in numbers is not arrested and recovery not immediately commenced, the Alexander Archipelago wolves fate will be sealed. Extirpation will be imminent.

Further evidence of a dire situation was proven when Alaska Department of Fish and Game, during their field season this spring,  visited about a dozen known den sites and found only one active den, with only one pup, indicating either entire wolf packs have been wiped out or have been decimated to a point leading to their fragmentation.

On September 15, 2015 The Alaska Federal Subsistence Management Board released a  statement regarding the hunt for these imperiled wolves in GMU 2. The ISC (Interagency Staff Committee) found that the closure to subsistence and non-subsistence uses was not necessary for the conservation of healthy wolf populations or to continue subsistence uses of wolves in Unit 2. Rather than heeding the warning of scientists, professionals, and knowledgeable conservationists, Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Forest Service  consulted with “the four local Federally-recognized Alaska Native Tribes, as well as several Federally and non-Federally qualified subsistence users with local knowledge of Unit 2 wolf populations”. In other words the local “knowledge” of hunters and trappers was held in authority over scientific evidence, facts and research. The “harvest” quota remains unchanged at 9 wolves for the  2015-2016 seasons. The Alaska Board of Game originally established a guideline which would have allowed a quota up to 18 wolves. I imagine the board felt this compromise would be found to be satisfactory, and conciliate both hunters and conservationists alike.

It is my understanding that since significant illegal wolf harvest is occurring in Unit 2, it has been requested that the Subsistence Board direct the USFS and the USFWS to begin coordinated law enforcement efforts to ensure illegal take of wolves in Unit 2 is stopped, and that the local USFS manager has also requested additional law enforcement officer support in Unit 2 during the wolf hunting and trapping seasons. However with 3,000 miles of logging roads in the area, 580 alone in the Big Thorne timber project area, as well as habitat destruction from decades of logging, wolf poaching is rife and nearly impossible to curb, as is enforcing such a low quota:

Both ADF&G and the FSB attempt to enforce a season’s wolf quota by counting wolf skins that are brought in for sealing. Both State of Alaska and FSB regulations have GMU- 2 specific requirements for the sealing of wolf skins taken by trapping. The FSB regulation also applies to skins taken by hunting. In these cases a skin must be sealed within 14 days. However, ADF&G’s GMU-2 specific regulation applies only to skins taken by trapping. Skins taken by hunting fall under a general statewide regulation that requires sealing within 30 days. Regardless of which time limit applies (14 or 30 days) it is nearly impossible to enforce such a small quota. This is evident from the quota for 2014/2015 being exceeded by 16% despite an emergency order (which did not take  effect for four more days) closing the season. The smaller the quota, the greater the chances are of the quota being exceeded.

Further compounding this disastrous situation is the unregulated amount of, and location of, trappers and hunters. Neither the State of Alaska nor the Subsistence Board have regulations that limit the number of trappers and hunters who may take wolves in GMU-2, nor is there any limit on the number of traps.

Threats to this unique subspecies are amplified because the wolf represents a distinct and isolated gene pool and now very few individuals remain. The Alexander Archipelago wolves are isolated and genetically distinct from other North American wolves because of tidewater barriers and coastal mountains that limit migration to the rest of the continent. The GMU-2 population is further isolated and may be genetically distinct from other Alexander Archipelago wolves. Scientific evidence determines that coastal wolves endemic to temperate rainforests are diverged from neighbouring, interior continental wolves; a finding that demands new strategies must be taken managing this species if they are to survive.

It is obvious that the situation for wolves in Game Management Unit 2 is alarming, and that immediate, decisive action is necessary to rescue this population from extirpation. I understand that several organizations have petitioned for emergency endangered species protection for the wolves on Prince of Wales and ask that you implement this protection immediately.

Thankyou for your time and consideration of this extremely urgent matter,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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#PrinceOfWalesWolves nearly wiped out in 1 yr, plummeting 2 as low as 60 individuals, protect under #ESA @USFWSAlaska

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Life Not Extinction

  • A record number of anti-ESA measures have been placed in the FY 2016 House and Senate bills that fund the Interior Department and other  wildlife agencies. These “riders” threaten wolves and other endangered wildlife in the United States and attempt to block, or remove, protections for individual species and undermine key sections of the ESA.

Ask President Obama to #VetoExtinction

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Reach out to your legislators now, via twitter, to protect endangered species, urge them to oppose all legislation that undermines the Endangered Species Act. Please also find five petitions to sign at the end of this post.
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.@SenateDems  Please prevent any anti #ESA  riders from being included in FY 2016 spending legislation. #EndangeredSpecies #Wolves Tweet this
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.@HouseDemocrats  Please prevent any anti #ESA  riders from being included in FY 2016 spending legislation. #Wolves #EndangeredSpecies Tweet this
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.@Senate_GOPs I oppose riders that harm the environment, wildlife and remove protections for #wolves in the FY 2016 spending bill. Tweet this
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.@HouseGOP I oppose riders that harm the environment, wildlife and remove protections for #wolves in the FY 2016 spending bill. Tweet this
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Send a tweet to your Congressional members (cut and paste a tweet from above, or, write your own). Find the Twitter link to your legislators here.
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Please sign and share the following petitions:
Help shut down Congress’ sneak attack on wolves via NRDC: Sign this
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Protect Wolves from Congressional Attacks via Endangered Species Coalition: bit.ly/1hUjF1e Sign this
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Protect the ESA From Political Attacks via Earthjustice: bit.ly/1fKGOSn Sign this
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Protect the Endangered Species Act via Defenders: bit.ly/1QmwRrD Sign this
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Ask President Obama to oppose anti-wildlife riders in the FY 2016. Ask that he Veto Extinction: bit.ly/1UrDcrv Sign this
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Ask @POTUS to #StandForWolves and science-based wildlife recovery #VetoExtinction
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Emergency Tweetstorm: Save Denali Wolves

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


Thankyou for your support.

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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**Tweetstorm Alert** Awareness Tweets

Please send off these tweets for Denali National Park Wolves at your leisure until just before 3:00 p.m. EDT, August 5th:

1. Please join tweetstorm for Denali National Park #Wolves August 5, 3:00 EDT #StandForWolves #SaveDenaliWolves goo.gl/ItF954

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2. #SaveWolves #StandForWolves Be a voice for Alaska’s #Wolves #SaveDenaliWolves. Please join tweetstorm! Details here: goo.gl/ItF954

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3. Alaska’s #Wolves face catastrophe, Denali Wolves population plummeted to 48! #SaveDenaliWolves TWEETSTORM: goo.gl/ItF954

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4. #Alaska #Wolves #SaveDenaliWolves #SaveWolves Be a voice for imperiled park wolves. Tweetstorm: goo.gl/ItF954

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5. Demand #Alaska reinstate emergency protections for Denali National Park #Wolves #SaveDenaliWolves Tweetstorm: goo.gl/ItF954

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6. Denali National Park #Wolves should be protected from hunting/trapping Help make this happen: goo.gl/ItF954 #SaveDenaliWolves

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7. #StandForWolves The time to #SaveDenaliWolves is now! Join our tweetstorm August 5, 3:00 EDT Be a voice for #wolves goo.gl/ItF954

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8. #Wolves #SaveDenaliWolves #StandForWolves Save #ArchipelagoWolves Please tweet for more support: http://wp.me/p6o9qd-2B

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Please send off these tweets for Alexander Archipelago Wolves at your leisure until 3:00 p.m. EDT August 10th:

1.**Tweetstorm**  #Wolves  #StandForWolves  Please be a voice for Alexander #ArchipelagoWolves: https://t.co/eEorYSwIug PLS RT

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2. Alaska’s #Wolves face catastrophe, Alexander #ArchipelagoWolves population plummeted 60% in 1 yr. Be their voice:  goo.gl/R5FfLq

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3.**Tweetstorm**  #Wolves #SaveWolves #StandForWolves Be a voice for the imperiled #ArchipelagoWolves:  http://t.co/oPeXzNcwgc

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4. Demand #Alaska call off the hunting & trapping season 4  imperiled #ArchipelagoWolves PLS join tweetstorm 8/10: goo.gl/R5FfLq

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5. #ArchipelagoWolves should be protected under #ESA as an #EndangeredSpecies. Help make this happen! Tweetstorm: goo.gl/R5FfLq

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6. The time to save Alaska’s #wolves is now! Save #ArchipelagoWolves. Please join tweetstorm 8/10 #SaveWolves Help out: goo.gl/R5FfLq

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7. Alaska’s Prince of Wales #ArchipelagoWolves are nearing #Extinction. Demand emergency protection! #StandForWolves  goo.gl/R5FfLq

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Thankyou, everyone, for your support. Together we can be a strong voice for our beloved wolves!

Alaska’s Alexander Archipelago Wolves

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Tweetstorm for Archipelago Wolves. Please do not start before 3:00 p.m. eastern time, July 27, 2015

1. #ArchipelagoWolves nearly wiped out in 1 year, plummeting to as low as 60 individuals, protect under #ESA @SecretaryJewell

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2. #StandForWolves #StandForArchipelagoWolves Please join tweetstorm in progress: https://intheshadowofthewolf.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/alaskas-alexander-archipelago-wolves/?preview=true

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

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4. These are dire times for 1 of the world’s rarest wolf subspecies. #ArchipelagoWolves Please protect under ESA  @SecretaryJewell @DirectorDanAshe

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

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

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

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8. The Alexander #ArchipelagoWolves are facing a threat of extinction due to lack of food, hunting/poaching and logging @SecretaryJewell

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

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10. 2014-2015 “harvest” of Alexander #ArchipelagoWolves was unsustainable, please protect under #ESA @SecretaryJewell  @DirectorDanAshe

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11. #ArchipelagoWolves are facing  threat of extinction due to lack of food, hunting/poaching & logging, please report @nytimes @washingtonpost

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12. 2014-2015 harvest of #ArchipelagoWolves was unsustainable. These rare wolves need protection under #ESA now.  @nytimes  @washingtonpost

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13. 29 #ArchipelagoWolves killed in the 2014-2015 trapping/hunting season represents a loss of one-third of the entire population! @nytimes

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14. 29 #ArchipelagoWolves killed in the 2014-2015 trapping/hunting season represents a loss of one-third of the entire population @washingtonpost

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15. Official memorandum reported population only 89 #ArchipelagoWolves / 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 #ArchipelagoWolves

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17. #Alaska Confirms 60 Percent Decline in Rare #ArchipelagoWolves Population, Still Plans Trapping & Hunting Season  @nytimes  @latimes

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18. #Alaska Confirms 60 Percent Decline in Rare #ArchipelagoWolves Population, Still Plans Trapping & Hunting Season @washingtonpost

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19. Emergency Action needs to be taken now for rare #ArchipelagoWolves Please report @nytimes @latimes  info here: http://t.co/eGoYACMIpw

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

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21. .@USFWS  is working toward year-end determination whether 2 protect #ArchipelagoWolves under #ESA, well after hunt begins @washingtonpost

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

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

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24. #StandForWolves  #ArchipelagoWolves Save the Tongass National Forest rare #wolf habitat. Please sign and share: https://t.co/GFFt7HPVch

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

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26. Over 1/2 of the old-growth forests that the #ArchipelagoWolves rely on for hunting, denning & raising pups are now gone! @washingtonpost

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27.The hunting and trapping of #ArchipelagoWolves has reached unsustainable levels. Cancel the hunt! @AkGovBillWalker #EndangeredSpecies

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

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

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30. .@USFWS is years overdue in deciding whether to initiate an #ESA status review for Alaska’s Alexander #ArchipelagoWolves. @SecretaryJewell

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31. After yrs delaying @USFWS  is finally working toward a year-end determination on whether to protect #ArchipelagoWolves under #ESA!

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32. Yet another hunting season could jeopardize the ongoing viability of Alexander #ArchipelagoWolves on Prince of Wales. #ESA protection now!

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33. With numbers possibly as low as 50 the time to protect #ArchipelagoWolves is now, before the hunt this fall @SecretaryJewell

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

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35. Now, lack of old-growth forests 4 protection, #ArchipelagoWolves primary prey, Sitka black-tailed deer, R also in decline @SecretaryJewell

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36. We are calling for emergency measures to save the lives of the few remaining #ArchipelagoWolves. Pls protect under #ESA @directorDanAshe

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37. We are calling for emergency measures to save the lives of the few remaining #ArchipelagoWolves Pls protect under #ESA @Interior

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38. Alaska’s rare Alexander #ArchipelagoWolves, are under the threat of #extinction. Take emergency action @POTUS #EndangeredSpecies

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

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

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41. Another open season of trapping and hunting will push the incredibly imperiled #ArchipelagoWolves closer to #extinction @AKGovBillWalker

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42. To maintain a viable population of Alexander #ArchipelagoWolves on Prince of Wales, Alaska must cancel the season. @AKGovBillWalker

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

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

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45. #StandForWolves  #SaveWolves Take Emergency Measures to Save Nearly-Extinct #ArchipelagoWolves Please sign: http://t.co/MpsG4Z5S9y

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46.#ArchipelagoWolves, genetically and geographically distinct from other gray wolves, urgently need protection under #ESA @nytimes @Interior

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47. #ArchipelagoWolves, genetically and geographically distinct from other gray wolves, urgently need protection under #ESA @washingtonpost

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48. Take Emergency Measures to Save Nearly-Extinct Wolves #ArchipelagoWolves #EndangeredSpecies Please sign:  goo.gl/7RaXSx

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

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

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

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52.The percentage of #ArchipelagoWolves killed last season was between 33 and 58 % of the ENTIRE population. Cancel the hunt @AKGovBillWalker

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

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54. Timber sales cost taxpayers millions in the Tongass and #ArchipelagoWolves pay with their lives, #Extinction  goo.gl/LPCrVM

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55. Timber sales cost taxpayers millions in the Tongass and #ArchipelagoWolves pay with their lives @nytimes  goo.gl/LPCrVM

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

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57. Timber sales cost taxpayers millions in the Tongass & #ArchipelagoWolves pay with their lives @latimes  goo.gl/LPCrVM

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58. Endangered #ArchipelagoWolves on Prince of Wales & associated islands R geographically isolated & genetically distinct from other #wolves.

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59.The 89 #ArchipelagoWolves pop. estimate is already outdated, the Forest Service briefing paper indicates. Cancel the hunt @AKGovBillWalker

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

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61.These numbers do not include #ArchipelagoWolves killed by poachers. With 580 miles logging roads wolf poaching is rife! #EndangeredSpecies

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62. Scientific data clearly shows that the SE Alaska #ArchipelagoWolves R distinctive from other wolf populations in N.A. #endangeredspecies

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63.ADF&G does not believe #ArchipelagoWolves warrant #ESA listing, a designation that would restrict costly (taxpayer) logging industry. Shame!

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64. Southeast’s #ArchipelagoWolves need prompt ESA protection because of their geographic isolation and proven genetic distinctiveness @USFWS

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65. Scientific evidence shows significant genetic differentiation between POW #ArchipelagoWolves & interior wolves: goo.gl/a3wA7U

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

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67.This unique genetic diversity found in #ArchipelagoWolves, makes them especially important from a conservation perspective @SecretaryJewell

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68. 87% of #ArchipelagoWolves mortality on POW is from unsustainable hunting/trapping Cancel the hunt @AKGovBillWalker protect under ESA @USFWS

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69. During the highest harvest year, in 1996-1997, almost 50 percent of POW’s #ArchipelagoWolves population was trapped @nytimes

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70. One of the fiercest critics of Forest Service’s Big Thorne timber sale, in #ArchipelagoWolves home, is former ADF&G biologist Dave Person

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71. Person: “The timber sale, the final straw that will break the back of sustainable wolf-deer predator-prey ecology.” Save #ArchipelagoWolves

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72. Dave Person: “The Big Thorne project puts viability of #ArchipelagoWolves on POW in doubt.” His report: goo.gl/bqU0Dv

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73. Dr. Person audio report regarding @usfs  Big Thorne timber sale & the impact on wildlife & #ArchipelagoWolves https://vimeo.com/92984376

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74. Old growth logging has compromised the environmental and economic viability of the Tongass and forsaken the #ArchipelagoWolves.

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75. The rapid decline of #ArchipelagoWolves underscores the threat continued cutting of old-growth trees poses in the Tongass National Forest.

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76. 24 yrs ago authorities recognized #ArchipelagoWolves viability was in danger as a direct result of timber harvest in Tongass.

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

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

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79. ADF&G should consider effects of roads, & expect substantial illegal harvest where #ArchipelagoWolves habitat is accessible to humans!

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80.ADF&G, knowing poaching levels are as high as legal “take” should act 2 PROTECT remaining #ArchipelagoWolves NOT encourage hunting!

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81. Regional Supervisor for ADF&G, Ryan Scott,  thinks there is enough of a population of #ArchipelagoWolves to allow some form of “harvest”…

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82. #ArchipelagoWolves population plummeted 60 % in just one year, leaving only 60 wolves and Ryan Scott sees room for a “harvest”!

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83. With possibly only as few as 7 female #ArchipelagoWolves on POW, Ryan Scott sees room for a harvest! This is an #EndangeredSpecies

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

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

Tweet this: 💙 http://ctt.ec/b2_r3

86. Please call the director for ADF&G, Bruce Dale, and ask him to cancel the unsustainable hunt of #ArchipelagoWolves on POW: (907)861-2101

Tweet this: 💙 http://ctt.ec/4h0e9

87. Please email the director for ADF&G, Bruce Dale, and ask him to cancel the hunt of #ArchipelagoWolves on POW: bruce.dale@alaska.gov

Tweet this: 💙 http://ctt.ec/Z3u2l

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

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

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

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91. .@AKGovBillWalker pls take decisive action 2 save the rapidly dwindling population of Alexander #ArchipelagoWolves on Prince of Wales.

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92. .@DirectorDanAshe pls take decisive action to save the rapidly dwindling population of Alexander #ArchipelagoWolves on Prince of Wales.

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93. #ArchipelagoWolves are an essential piece of what makes our little corner of Alaska so special,” said Hunter McIntosh of @AlaskaSmallShip

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94. The opportunity 2C unique #ArchipelagoWolves in old growth home draws people from all over the world. Essential4Ecotourism @AKGovBillWalker

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95. A sharp decline in Alexander #ArchipelagoWolves equals a sharp decline in ecotourism.”Killing wolves is bad for business” @AKGovBillWalker

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96. Allowing the decimation & imminent extinction of #ArchipelagoWolves is poor stewardship @SecretaryJewell @AKGovBillWalker @DirectorDanAshe

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

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98. Thankyou, @CenterForBioDiv , @Greenpeace and @AlaskaSmallShip for your efforts on behalf of the Alexander #ArchipelagoWolves

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99. Thanks to everyone who tweeted on behalf of #ArchipelagoWolves Stay in touch for future storms/actions: https://t.co/eEorYSwIug

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100. #StandForWolves #SaveWolves #ProtectWolves Save the Alexander #ArchipelagoWolves on POW List under #ESA @interior

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Thankyou for Standing for Wolves!

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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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Alaska’s Obligation To Save The Alexander Archipelago Wolves on Prince of Wales

ACTION ALERT:

Please cut and paste this email, feel free to personalize, or write your own. Please find email addresses at end of post to cut and paste into your browser. Thankyou so much for your support!

Dear Governor Walker,

With all due respect, sir, Alaska must take responsibility to protect the Alexander Archipelago Wolves on Prince of Wales. Protecting this imperiled species is the state agencies’ obligation to their citizens.

Scientists and conservationists assert that the Archipelago wolf population has plummeted to a dangerously low population, and that distributions are no longer sufficient to maintain genetic viability. More importantly, existing regulations (which have not been adhered to) with the failing taxpayer supported logging  projects on Prince of Wales are not adequate enough protection to ensure persistence of population numbers of this unique species.

Fish and Game’s report estimated that the wolf population on and around Prince of Wales in fall 2014 was between 50 and 159, and more than likely approximately 89 wolves, down from the estimated population of 250 to 350 in 1993. This report also stated that females have been reduced to only 25 % of the plummeting population, completely compromising the wolves’ ability to recover from their decline, not to mention maintaining any sort of genetic diversity!  The 2014 estimate does not account for the 29 wolves reported taken in the 2014/2015 winter hunting and trapping season, nor does it account for any illegal takes during that time or since, which studies indicate are substantial.

Prince of Wales Island is the most heavily logged part of southeast Alaska, with the Forest Service disregarding and circumventing its road density standard and guidelines, creating a high road density which goes hand in hand with uncontrollable wolf poaching. Big Thorne’s 46 miles of new roads would add to 580 miles in that project area already with another 37 miles which would be reopened or reconstructed putting the wolf at even greater risk. 

The federal government failed to heed research by Dr. David K. Person, a former Alaska Fish and Game wildlife biologist and foremost expert on Alexander Archipelago wolves. A formal declaration by Person says that Big Thorne would “break the back” of the ecosystem dynamic between the wolves, deer and hunters on the island.

The Wildlife Trust Doctrine, a branch of the Public Trust Doctrine, defines the obligation of the states responsibility and obligation to its citizens, and dictates that wildlife has no owners at all, and therefore belongs to all citizens equally. As a result, states have a “sovereign trust obligation” to ensure that wildlife resources are protected and managed responsibly, including the wolf, not just for the benefit of current citizens, but also over the long term. The Wildlife Trust Doctrine imposes a duty to ensure proper protection for the Alexander Archipelago wolf, as well as any other species no longer (or never) protected by the federal government. 

Again, I respectfully request that you implement emergency measures to protect the few remaining Archipelago Wolves and their habitat, beginning with canceling the 2015-2016 hunt.

Thankyou for your time and consideration of this extremely important matter,

Your name, and please include your address.

My apologies, you will have to cut and paste these addresses (below) into your email manually as linking them would have brought you to the government websites. My apologies for the inconvenience.

Email Governor Walker here.

Please send a copy (cut and paste) to these government officials:

bruce.dale@alaska.gov, ttidwell@fs.fed.us, subsistence@fws.gov, feedback@ios.doi.gov, ryan.scott@alaska.gov

Once again, Thankyou so much for your support!

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Be A Voice For Alaska’s Archipelago Wolves

Please send off these tweets to your following at your leisure over the weekend for added support. This imperiled species needs our help urgently with as many voices as we can muster! Thankyou.

**Tweetstorm**  #Wolves  #StandForWolves  Please be a voice for Archipelago Wolves: https://t.co/eEorYSwIug PLS RT

Tweet this: 💙http://ctt.ec/U22

Alaska’s #Wolves face catastrophe, Alexander Archipelago Wolves population plummeted 60% in 1 yr. Be their voice:  goo.gl/R5FfLq

Tweet this: 💙http://ctt.ec/zce29

**Tweetstorm**  #Wolves #SaveWolves #StandForWolves Be a voice for the imperiled Archipelago Wolves:  http://t.co/oPeXzNcwgc

Tweet this: 💙http://ctt.ec/cbroy

Demand #Alaska call off the hunting & trapping season 4  imperiled Archipelago #Wolves PLS join tweetstorm 7/27: goo.gl/R5FfLq

Tweet this: 💙http://ctt.ec/23g6x

Archipelago #wolves should be protected under #ESA as an #EndangeredSpecies. Help make this happen! Tweetstorm: goo.gl/R5FfLq

Tweet this: 💙http://ctt.ec/otA39

The time to save Alaska’s #wolves is now! Be a voice for Archipelago Wolves. Please join tweetstorm 7/27 #SaveWolves Help out: goo.gl/R5FfLq

Tweet this: 💙http://ctt.ec/nz7ma

Alaska’s Prince of Wales #Wolves are nearing #Extinction. Demand emergency protection! #StandForWolves  goo.gl/R5FfLq

Tweet this: 💙http://ctt.ec/90TJj

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