Twenty years ago, the gray wolf returned to Yellowstone National Park.
Wolves once roamed the United States before decades of unregulated slaughter wiped them out. It wasn’t until they were missing that people began to recognize the crucial role wolves play in maintaining the health of the natural world.
The gray wolf was one of the first to be protected by the Endangered Species Act. Its re-introduction in the northern Rockies restored a balance in the ecosystem.
But now, Congress is threatening the future of wolves.
Some politicians are seeking to prematurely remove their protections—subverting one of the most effective laws of the land. We must not allow Congress to undermine the Endangered Species Act:
The Stories To Read Wolves
I said, ‘They’re home.’”
Rethinking The Big Bad Wolf
Earthjustice has partnered with the Creative Action Network calling on artists to create a body of work in honor of the embattled gray wolf and to debunk negative stereotypes of the icon of the wild. See featured artwork.
The Legal Cases
Alongside our clients and partners, Earthjustice has worked for decades to build a secure future for wolves.
Illustrations by Daniel Egnéus. Narration by Leah Russo.
Photo of U.S. Capitol by Architect of the Capitol.