Please write to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commissioners and urge them to ensure the successful restoration of wolves throughout their native range.
Reintroducing wolves to Colorado
Colorado Wolf Restoration
In an historic vote, Coloradans decided to restore gray wolves to the Centennial State by December 2023. Currently, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and other decision makers are deliberating on the details of a wolf plan. But the Colorado public has largely been shut out of this process. We know Colorado can do this right, but not without your voice! Learn more.
Elements of a Successful Colorado Wolf Plan
Recreational wolf hunting should never happen.Recreational wolf hunting should never happen. Wolves are intelligent, social animals. Pack structures, prey, and territorialism combine to regulate wild wolf populations. Science indicates that there is no need to “cull” or keep a population “in check.” Hunting wolves is trophy hunting and only done for sport. Proposition 114 explicitly calls for wolves to be a “non-game species.”
Mexican wolves should be part of the reintroduction effort. A number of factors, including climate change, indicate that Mexican wolves would be a great addition to the Southern Rockies from an ecological perspective. Moreover, a population of Mexican wolves in southern Colorado would benefit the recovery of the wild U.S. population of endangered Mexican wolves, one of the most imperiled mammals in North America.
How You Can Help
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