Another wolf – a stunning white, alpha female – has been killed. The matriarch of Yellowstone National Park’s Canyon pack was illegally shot. This beautiful wolf, together with the pack’s alpha male, had at least 20 pups over their more than nine years together. But now their time together has been cut short.
Defenders is working harder than ever to fight anti-wolf extremism. We continue to advocate for expanded buffer zones around Yellowstone so that wolves who stray outside the park may still be protected. We encourage state agencies to enhance outreach efforts. And we work on the ground to educate local communities about the value of wolves on the landscape and the ways in which landowners and wolves can coexist. But news like this sends a clear signal that we have so much left to do.
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