I made the following video in association with Mission:Wolf in Colorado and Rocky Mountain PBS. Its goal is to debunk the popular conception that wolves are savage beasts and to show that they actually have an amazing capacity to change people. I thought that you may want to share it with your community since you seem to have similar goals.
Wolf People premiered in the news recently, and the owner, Nancy Taylor, speaks for Idaho’s wolves.
Idaho’s wolves have faced an uphill battle for years after being relisted and delisted from the Endangered Species a number of times. In 2011, the 2009 delisting rule was reinstated, which in turn, re-initiated harvest seasons within the state.
To prevent wolves from being re-listed on the Endangered Species List, Idaho Fish and Game must keep the population over 150 wolves with fifteen breeding pairs or 100 wolves with ten breeding pairs through the five-year post-delisting monitoring period.
There are three triggers that may prompt review and an extended oversight period or emergency relisting under the ESA: 1) if the year-end population falls below ten breeding pairs or 100 wolves in either of the three states (of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming), 2) if the year-end population in Idaho and Montana falls below fifteen breeding pairs of 150 wolves for three consecutive years, and 3) if a change in state law or management objectives would significantly increase the threat to the wolf population.
Idaho State’s apparent objective is to reduce the wolf population to a minimum of 150 wolves or fifteen breeding pairs.
To ensure that the population would remain at a certain minimum, it would have to be heavily regulated and managed, resulting in the indiscriminate deaths of hundreds of wolves, including babies, over the next few years.
It is probable that the ecosystem of Idaho will deteriorate and become unbalanced similarly to how the ecosystem in Yellowstone fell out of whack.
Wolf at the Falardeau Zoo by Huian Gao
Wolf People is an educational facility that was founded 21 years ago in 1993 by the owner, Nancy Taylor.
Wolf People is located in the anti-wolf-majority state of Idaho. Our goal is to educate the public about the true nature of wolves.
Wolf People has provided truthful, biological information to the public for the past 21 years through tours to the main facility, ambassador programs, events, and documentaries while impacting the perceptions of thousands of people.
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