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Learn more about wolf conservation, wildlife management, and environmental justice issues through these Videos, Books, and Scientific Articles.

Videos

LETHAL CONTROL

A film examining the legacy of predator control practices by the Federal Government, including the the continued use of lethal sodium cyanide devices.

HOW WOLVES CHANGE RIVERS

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable “trophic cascade” occurred. What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers? George Monbiot explains in this movie remix.

THE PROFANITY PEAK PACK: Set Up & Sold Out

Film by Predator Defense – a national nonprofit helping people & wildlife coexist since 1990.

EXPOSED – USDA’s Secret War on Wildlife

Film by Predator Defense – a national nonprofit helping people & wildlife coexist since 1990.

MEDICINE OF THE WOLF (trailer)

Filmmaker travels into wolf country to pursue the intrinsic value of brother wolf and our forgotten promise to him. The film features captivating footage and testimony from world renown Wildlife photographer Jim Brandenburg.

KILLING GAMES: Wildlife in the Crosshairs (trailer)

Project Coyote’s film trailer about our exposé of wildlife killing contests, which are events wherein contestants win prizes and awards for killing the most or largest of a given species.

Books

Wolves in the Land of Salmon by David Moskowitz

https://davidmoskowitz.net/wolves-in-the-land-of-salmon

Wolf ecology, history, and politics in the Pacific Northwest, with incredible photography



Wolfer and Wolf Land by Carter Niemeyer https://www.carterniemeyer.com/

Memoirs of a former trapper and US Fish & Wildlife Service employee’s key work on wolf reintroduction in the 1990s and his journey from killer to champion of wolves.


Direct Action Manual by Earth First!

Available in our store, the DAM gives a thorough overview of direct action skills and techniques, such as planning, security culture, soft blocades, treesits, etc. compiled by frontline activists.



The Cougar Conundrum: Sharing the World with a Successful Predator by Mark Elbroch

https://islandpress.org/books/cougar-conundrum

The Cougar Conundrum delivers a clear-eyed assessment of a modern wildlife challenge, offering practical advice for wildlife managers, conservationists, hunters, and those in the wildland-urban interface who share their habitat with large predators.

Columbus and Other Cannibals: The Wetiko Disease of Exploitation, Imperialism, and Terrorism by Jack Forbes

https://www.sevenstories.com/books/3026-columbus-and-other-cannibals

Forbes’ history of terrorism, genocide, and ecocide told from a Native American point of view has inspired America’s most influential activists for decades. His radical critique of the modern “civilized” lifestyle is more relevant now than ever before. 

Scientific Articles

Settler Colonialism and “Wilderness”

“With rare exceptions, current biodiversity losses are caused not by human conversion or degradation of untouched ecosystems, but rather by the appropriation, colonization, and intensification of use in lands inhabited and used by prior societies. Global land use history confirms that empowering the environmental stewardship of Indigenous peoples and local communities will be critical to conserving biodiversity across the planet.

Ecology and Trophic Cascades

Predation Effects of Wolves on Cattle and Elk

Human Hunting Impacts

Endangered Species Act, Wildlife Management, and Policy Issues

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