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Alaska has announced an emergency ban on the trapping and hunting of wolves in the areas surrounding Denali National Park. This ban comes after winter killings of wolves near the park more than doubled this year, causing both ecological and financial concerns.

As a petition on Care2 explains, hunters typically target alpha wolves, which in turn has a drastic effect on the rest of the packs. In 2012, a pregnant alpha female wolf of the Grant Creek group was trapped, which led to the pack making an alarming drop from 15 to just three. In just seven years, the wolf population near Denali National Park plummeted from 143 to just 48. These dwindling numbers in turn have an effect on Alaska’s tourism industry, which relies on over half a million visitors to Denali each year, many of whom visit with the purpose of sighting wolves in the wild.

A recent viral photo of a hunter posing with a semiautomatic rifle and the dead bodies of ten wolves in Alaska is a reminder that more wolves are being killed than are officially recorded, meaning this emergency ban is absolutely necessary. Under the new rule, wolf hunting along the Stampede Trail has been outlawed since April 3rd, and trapping wolves will be banned in the same area beginning April 10th. This ban comes in time to halt the hunting season that was originally set to take place through April 15th, and the trapping season that was set to take place through the end of the month.

The petition is calling on government officials to make this emergency ban permanent. Please take a moment to sign the petition in support of the wild wolves on America’s Last Frontier.

And please make sure to share this with your network to increase support for wolves!

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0 comments on “Alaska Announces Emergency Ban on Wolf Hunts Around Denali National Park — Show Your Support!”

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Gail
2 Months Ago

Good to hear that there has been a stay in the wolf hunting and trapping!!!
Too bad that the petition on Care2 such an old one is. Is from 2015, which I signed 3 years ago!


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John PASQUA
2 Months Ago

THE WOLVES ARE NEEDED FOR THE ECOSYSTEMS NOW TO MAINTAIN .


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Jimmy
2 Months Ago

we should kill alot more there is no shortage of wolves


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sheila mackey
08 Apr 2018

maybe we should kill more people since we have plenty of them......it should would empty our prisons of murderers,pedophyles, rapists, drug dealers etc. the list goes on and on.... they are the bad and sick people in this world.. leave innocent animals alone, they just want to live in peace and they have for many years before men became so greedy with money and power etc. Men has created the myth and continue to destroy our world..

sheila mackey
08 Apr 2018

submitted above

Chris
2 Months Ago

Fake claims of increased tourism just like the introduction of the gray wolf to Yellowstone. Wolves are so aloof sightings are rare to begin with. US Fish and Wildlife and their support groups rely on your unrealistic emotional connection to these killing machines that they will stop at nothing to line their own greedy pockets with your donations. The real story is there is no increase in profit for national parks and the moose and elk population suffer as these groups profit from the urban population false belief that wolves will balance cervoid populations. It\'s all fake and you\'re being taken to the bank by greedy so called conservationists. Get smart before you give another dime.


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