Despite all of the recent bad news about anti-wolf legislation, there has also been good news:
- California just announced the new Beckwourth Pack in Plumas country, the third pack to establish in the state in 100 years;
- Colorado reported the first wolf pups born in the state since the 1940s;
- And just this week, a coalition of environmental groups filed notice of intent to sue Montana over the likelihood that the state’s new wolf snaring and trapping laws will also kill endangered Canada Lynx and Grizzlies.
Join us August 14-15 online for Speak for Wolves 2021 to learn about the latest status of wolves in the US, effective wildlife advocacy tools, history of wolf vilification, and more! Register now to reserve your spot!
2021 Collector Conference T-shirts
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This year’s shirts are screenprinted by a local Portland artist on 100% organic cotton, sweatshop free, USA-made, unisex, soft jersey Royal Apparel tees in Pacific Blue color with gold ink.
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2021 Speaker Announcements
Christopher Sebastian is a journalist, technical writer, and digital media specialist who uses pop culture, media studies, political science, and social psychology to examine human relationships with other animals.
Sebastian will talk about the history of how wolves got to be demonized and vilified, who benefits from this vilification, and why some academics call the divided public opinions on wolf preservation “the abortion issue of wildlife.”
Sarah Hanneken, Legal Advocacy Counsel at Animal Equality, is an attorney specializing in litigation and legislation impacting animals. Sarah serves on the board of directors of Faunalytics, a nonprofit that conducts essential research related to animal advocacy, maintains an online research library, and directly supports advocates and advocacy organizations in their work to improve the lives of animals.
Every wildlife advocate has experienced the frustration of feeling ineffective. The passion that drives us to work so hard on behalf of vulnerable species can also lead to burnout and despair if results aren’t achieved. Thankfully, data exists that can help wildlife advocates understand how people think about and respond to different advocacy tactics, providing us with the best strategies to inspire changes to hearts and minds – changes that are necessary for us to ultimately improve the world for wild creatures.