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February 2, 2015 | Feature

Infographic: Wolves Keep Yellowstone in the Balance

In the 1920s, government policy allowed the extermination of Yellowstone’s gray wolf—the apex predator—triggering an ecosystem collapse known as trophic cascade. In 1995—through use of the Endangered Species Act—the conservation community reintroduced the gray wolf to restore balance. The impact is dramatic.

January 29, 2015 | Feature

Timeline: Wolves in Danger

Explore the history of the northern Rocky gray wolves, beginning in the 1930s when their numbers were decimated after years of persecution, through their successful reintroduction in the 1990s, to current day's first legal wolf hunts in the northern Rockies in nearly a century.

December 3, 2013 | Feature

Voyaging Back From an Age of Extinction

Steller’s sea cow was the first to disappear after a voyage of discovery accelerated a wave of extinction in North America. The tiny palila bird was the first to benefit from Earthjustice’s use of a law passed to end the extinctions.

July 15, 2015 | Blog Post

Battle for the Wild: Confronting Idaho’s Controversial Wolf Management Practices

Isaac and Bjornen Babcock spent their year-long honeymoon in the central Idaho wilderness, documenting what it takes for wolf packs to survive and thrive. However, the greatest threat to wolves is not the natural challenges posed by long winters or food scarcity, but rather a controversial and secretive state-sponsored killing program.

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