Western Wildlife Conservancy is proud to be a member of the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project, a coalition of citizens and organizations with one mission: to raise public awareness of the gray wolf – of its important role of wolves in ecosystems and the options for re-establishing a population to western Colorado.
Colorado and Utah were once home to gray wolves, but the species was eradicated in the early twentieth century, at a time when scientists did not understand the important role they play in regulating ecosystems and keeping them healthy.
It’s time to bring wolves back to the interior West
Our first challenge is to educate the public. The real wolf bears no resemblance to the mythical one of Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs. Nor is it the bloodthirsty killer of outdated western lore, wreaking destruction on game herds and livestock. An abundance of research reveals a quite different animal – one that is very much like us: living in family units where members care for one another, working tirelessly to survive in a world fraught with peril. And in doing so, acting as a kind of police force to keep ecosystems in good shape.
Here’s Your Shot to help change history
The Rocky Mountain Wolf Project is collectively undertaking an exciting new project in collaboration with the National Geographic “Your Shot” campaign. You are invited to submit original photos that can be featured on the National Geographic web-site to help inspire understanding and respect for wolves and their rightful place in the wild.
Kirk Robinson, Western Wildlife Conservancy