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Marybeth Holleman's Op-Ed Pieces on Denali Wolves

Marybeth Holleman, author of The Heart of the Sound: An Alaskan Paradise Found and Nearly Lost, and co-author with the late Gordon Haber of Among Wolves: Gordon Haber's insights into Alaska's most misunderstood animal, has recently written two op-ed pieces concerning  Denali wolves and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s flawed decision to delist gray wolves nationwide. 

Leaders of the Pack: Citizens' Wolf Hearing


Leaders of the Pack: Citizens from all walks of life come forward in support of wolves

By Nicole Rivard, FOA correspondent

Citizens' Wolf Hearing Announced

Friends of Animals is co-sponsoring a Citizens' Wolf Hearing on October 16th in Denver, Colorado.  This is a chance for citizens to voice their opinion over the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's recent announcement that they plan to strip away endangered species protection for Grey wolves.  Come join us if you can!  For more on the event, check out the flyer below.

Stop the unjustified killing and hunting of Montana's wolves. Use science!

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Declining Wolf Population in Alaska's Denali National Park Should Concern Us All

Rick Steiner / Alaska Dispatch / December 30, 2012

Closed-minded ideologues are characterized by their stubborn refusal to amend their perspective when presented with information that doesn't conform to their position. This sort of rigid thinking is evident in denials of such established facts as climate change, the health impacts of pollution, and even evolution. Ideologues feign a respect for science, but quickly discount it when it conflicts with their long-held point of view.

Montana officials shut down wolf hunting, trapping near Yellowstone

Associated Press

BILLINGS "“ Montana wildlife commissioners on Monday closed down the gray wolf season in some areas outside Yellowstone National Park after several collared animals used for scientific research were shot in recent weeks.

The closures prohibit hunting and trapping for the predators and include areas north of the park around the town of Gardiner.

Wolf Advocates Say Lack of Denali Buffer has Economic Consequences

Emily Schwing / KUAC / TV9 / December 3, 2012

Fairbanks, AK - The decline of at least one wolf pack along the eastern border of Denali National Park and Preserve has wildlife advocates concerned that wolf watching in and around the park could become a thing of the past. The groups argue that a decline in the wolf population could have a dire impact on the local economy.

Fewer Wolves Counted in Alaska's Denali National Park

Tim Mowry / Fairbanks Daily News-Miner / November 28, 2012

Reader Comments

FAIRBANKS - The number of wolves in Denali National Park and Preserve is the lowest in 25 years, which has supporters howling to stop trapping and hunting of wolves on state land just outside the northeast boundary of the park.