#GivingTuesday: A Global Day of Giving

For the first time ever, Friends of the Wisconsin Wolf & Wildlife has joined the #GivingTuesday movement!

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community.

On November 28th, join the movement and give – whether it’s some of your time, a donation, gift or the power of your voice in your local community.

Visit the #GivingTuesday directory to find organizations, charities, events and more happening near you. Learn more about joining the movement here.

Or make a tax-deductible donation directly to our cause here: https://wiwolvesandwildlife.org/donate/

Thank you for considering supporting our organization so we can continue to advocate for wolves and other imperiled wildlife in Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region. ♥

Our Mission

Protect the biodiversity of the Great Lakes by addressing the root causes of biodiversity decline—attacks on threatened and endangered species protections and the lack of connectivity, particularly for threatened keystone species. We will implement tactics that defend protections, increase connectivity and address wildlife mismanagement.

As a grassroots organization, we will mobilize local organizations, activists, and spokespeople to stand up for wildlife. We will defend threatened and endangered species at the federal level, we will strengthen protections for wildlife at the state level, and we’ll build a movement to support wildlife.

We will mobilize local organizations and activists to oppose any weakening of federal endangered species protections. For the Great Lakes region, in particular, we will stand against the delisting of wolves. We’ll cultivate spokespeople for wolves, bringing their advocacy to decision-makers. We’ll provide a platform for people like Mary Falk, who raises sheep in wolf country and is a strong supporter of wolves. We’ll give them opportunities to pressure governors, state legislators, Congress and the administration.

We’ll also advocate for the best wildlife management at the state level. This will include tactics such as advocating for stronger state management plans and implementing policies that increase connectivity for wildlife. It will include advocating against anti-wildlife policies, which may include stopping wildlife killing contests, excessive hunting, indiscriminate trapping and/or widespread hounding. These policies isolate keystone species, such as wolves.

Lastly, we will focus on efforts to build a movement of active wildlife supporters using outreach and engagement tactics. For instance, we will sway public opinion by reinforcing a positive symbolism of wolves, picking up on the values held by Americans. We will carry out habitat restoration activities with volunteers. And we will hold Endangered Species Day events that will educate and engage key constituencies.

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