The Alexander Archipelago wolves - found only in the old-growth forests of Southeast Alaska - need your help to survive. The Alexander Archipelago wolf is a rare subspecies of the gray wolf found only in with a limited worldwide range confined to Southeast Alaska. In fact, it is the only wolf species found within the Alaskan portion of the Tongass National Forest.
Studies have shown that as many as half of the wolves killed on the Tongass National Forest are killed illegally.
The most recent population estimate for Alexander Archipelago wolves was done in the mid-1990s, and found a total of only about 900 throughout the region. Since then, on Prince of Wales Island the wolves have declined precipitously: in 2010 the Alaska Department of Fish & Game's own estimate suggested that the number of wolves there had dropped from more than 300 to about 150.
In August, 2011, the Center for Biological Diversity and Greenpeace submitted a request to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, the Department of the Interior, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to list the Alexander Archipelago wolf as a threatened or endangered species under the Endangered Species Act.
Once the Secretary has received such a request, he must act within 90 days...
but more than a year later he has still not responded!
There is a separate petition calling for the removal of Sec. Salazar in circulation. Please be on the lookout for it, & sign it, as well. Thank you for your help in protecting this Amazing species of wolf.
This petition closed about 2 years ago
Your signature will be presented to the Alaskan Wildlife Alliance for dissemination to the proper authorities, with the protection of this species of wolf being the goal. Please visit their...
Your signature will be presented to the Alaskan Wildlife Alliance for dissemination to the proper authorities, with the protection of this species of wolf being the goal. Please visit their website at: www.akwildlife.org