Your Contributions Keep Us Going!
Friends of the Wisconsin Wolf & Wildlife is a grassroots 501(c) (3) organization that exists on financial contributions from our supporters. Your generous donation will be used for events, education materials and keeping this website up and running. The sky is the limit with what we hope to accomplish and we need your help to get there. Please consider a tax-deductible donation to our organization so that we can continue to advocate for wolves and other imperiled wildlife in Wisconsin and the Western Great Lakes region.
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.