Defend Rare Alaskan Wolf Habitat

Target: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Goal: Ensure protection of Alexander Archipelago wolf.

The Alexander Archipelago wolf can only survive in the southeast part of Alaska, and this highly endangered creature will not exist for much longer without the protection of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The wolf’s habitat is being destroyed by logging and road construction, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is doing nothing to stop it. The Alexander Archipelago wolf must be declared protected under the Endangered Species Act and their habitat must be preserved.

The inevitable extinction of the Alexander Archipelago wolf is highly preventable. The wolf relies on old-growth forests in southeastern Alaska, where trees grow tall and wide, making it easy for the wolves to live within their roots. The forests there are also home to their main source of food, Sitka black-tailed deer. These forests are being clear-cut for lumber, destroying the homes of the wolves. The U.S. Forest Service has also been allowing the construction of a dense network of roads, which means certain death for the wolves: roads will lead to unregulated hunting. These harmful practices are escalating much faster than the wolves can reproduce, meaning that this species will surely die out soon if humans don’t take action.

In August 2011, a petition was filed by many major environmental groups to consider the Alexander Archipelago wolf for protection. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, “The Service, which was required by the Endangered Species Act to determine whether listing may be warranted within 90 days of the filing, has not yet responded to the petition.” The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been stalling on this issue for far too long, and with the fate of the wolves at stake, it is time for it to make its decision.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,

I am sure you are aware of the dire situation facing the Alexander Archipelago wolf in the southeastern Alaskan forest. Under your not-so-careful watch, their habitat is being destroyed and their numbers are drastically falling. Without your protection, the Alexander Archipelago wolves will surely cease to exist. I urge you to protect this species of wolf under the Endangered Species Act and prevent their pointless extinction.

There are simple solutions to this problem, besides the protection of the Endangered Species Act. The main habitat of the Alexander Archipelago wolf is being overtaken for logging, and roads are being built to aid in the deforestation. Stop the clear-cutting, stop building the roads, and the wolves will survive. At any rate, something must be done. I insist that you take action to save the Alexander Archipelago wolf from destruction.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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6 Comments

  1. I love wolfs they are part of my tribe I’m Cherokee / African American

  2. Maggie Schafer says:

    The USFWS and Obama cater to special interests! The Wildlife Services do not so their jobs – they should be replaced!

  3. please let them live!! They are very rare

  4. Signed <3

  5. Stop killing and trapping our wolves!! Extinction is forever!!

  6. Alexander Marsyla says:

    Stop hunting and killing these beautiful creatures, they need to live and need to run free! Humans have their own space let the wolves have theirs as well. We got no right to kill them!
    Leave them in peace

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