Shades of Gray: Living with Wolves

Shades of Gray: Living with Wolves

(Earth Focus: Episode 51) Gray wolves once ranged across North America. But by the 1930s, they were nearly extinct -- trapped, poisoned and hunted by ranchers, farmers, and government agents. With protection under the 1973 Endangered Species Act, the wolf population rebounded. But wolves lost federal protection in 2011.

 

Now, with hunting permitted in many Western states, the future of this once endangered species may again be in question. Can we live with wolves? Earth Focus travels to Montana and Wyoming to find out.

 

Read a blog series on wolves by UK journalist and co-founder of the Ecologist Film Unit and Ecostorm Jim Wickens.

 

Find out what you can do to help protect wolves and other native predators at PredatorFriendly.org

Shades of Gray: Living with Wolves

(Earth Focus: Episode 51) Gray wolves once ranged across North America. But by the 1930s, they were nearly extinct -- trapped, poisoned and hunted by ranchers, farmers, and government agents. With protection under the 1973 Endangered Species Act, the wolf population rebounded. But wolves lost federal protection in 2011.

 

Now, with hunting permitted in many Western states, the future of this once endangered species may again be in question. Can we live with wolves? Earth Focus travels to Montana and Wyoming to find out.

 

Read a blog series on wolves by UK journalist and co-founder of the Ecologist Film Unit and Ecostorm Jim Wickens.

 

Find out what you can do to help protect wolves and other native predators at PredatorFriendly.org

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Earth Focus

An environmental news magazine that puts a human face on the environment by featuring under-publicized stories about how changes in our environment are affecting everyday people.
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