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Gray wolf supporters turn out in force at Denver hearing

Public, wildlife experts, conservation advocates, others stand up for wolves

April 30, 2019

On Monday, April 29, Guardians and allies joined members of the public, wildlife experts, conservation advocates, and a representative from Congressman Joe Neguse’s office at a community hearing for gray wolves in Denver. The hearing’s attendees stressed the need for continued Endangered Species Act protections for wolves to ensure their populations recover.

The hearing featured testimony from expert panelists, including an author and former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wolf recovery coordinator, a predator-livestock conflict reduction expert, a Yellowstone National Park expedition leader, and a University of Colorado-Denver conservation biologist.

“The testimony at the Denver hearing provided a powerful rebuke to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision,” said Guardians’ Taylor Jones. “The agency didn’t provide a public forum, but we’re going to make sure people get their voices heard no matter what.”

Read the press release.

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