2018 was an extremely eventful year for wildlife.
Some news was positive; Judge Dana Christensen halted the trophy hunting of grizzly bears in the GYE. WWA collaborated with other organizations to make a significant legal win regarding the Alkali Feedground. Critiques of trophy hunting have begun to appear in the main stream.
Many other headlines, however, were deeply troubling.
The Trump Administration is challenging the ruling that protects grizzlies, despite the fact that a record number of bruins died this year. Chronic Wasting Disease was detected in Grand Teton National Park. Spitfire the wolf was killed as a trophy. Sadly, the list goes on.
In the face of what seems like an ever-expanding assault on our wild places and their inhabitants, won’t you make one of your resolutions for 2019 to speak up for those who need you most?
Here are 5 things you can do right now to start the year off on the right paw… er… foot! Your wildest neighbors will thank you for it.
Mark Your Calendar for January 12th, and Make Your Voice Heard
Trophy hunting is ethically unacceptable, and biologically unnecessary. Take a stand with WWA on January 12th on the Town Square in Jackson Hole! Get the details for the protest here.
Make a contribution to the Spitfire Fund
79 wolves were killed in Wyoming in 2018. Just beyond the northern edge of Yellowstone National Park, a deeply-loved wolf named Spitfire fell to the bullet of a trophy hunter. Her death came mere days before the 6-year anniversary of her mother’s death – also lost to the same violent fate. We say enough is enough.
Read more about our aggressive and innovative new initiative, The Spitfire Fund, and help us bring an end to the unnecessary and cruel hunting of wolves. Every dollar helps, and so does every “share.”
Invite Your Friends on Social Media
You’d be shocked how many people across the nation (and globe) have no idea that wildlife in our area is facing such serious challenges. They assume that any animal within the National Parks is automatically safe. In order to make a real difference, we need more people to learn, understand and care about these critical and urgent issues.
An easy way to help us expand the circle of awareness is to click the “Invite your friends” button on Facebook! Just head over to the WWA Facebook Page, and look for the Community Box – it’ll be on the right hand side of the screen.
Sign Up to Volunteer with WWA
2019 will hold more volunteer opportunities than ever before, and if you’re interested in helping out with one of our upcoming projects, let us know! Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add your name to the list!
Let Your T-Shirt Do The Talking
Head on over to the WWA Online Store and score a t-shirt, hat or hoodie! It’s an easy (and stylish!) way to represent your support of Wyoming’s wildlife. There are colors and sizes for every style – and your purchase will help protect the most vulnerable habitats and species across the state.