Earthroots a non-profit, grassroots, environmental
organization dedicated to protecting wilderness, wildlife and watersheds
through research, education and action. Our newest campaign is focused
on the status of wolves in Ontario.
The goals of the Wolves Ontario! project are the
* to raise public awareness of the current situation of Ontario wolf
* to actively engage the public in the campaign
* to make the Ontario government change current policies governing
wolves and wolf hunting in the province.
Through public advocacy, we hope to achieve meaningful
legislative protection for wolves and their habitat.
The reason for alarm is that wolf "control" programs
based on irrational fears have led to virtual extirpation of the wolf
from the lower 48 states in the US and significantly decreased wolf
populations in Canada. In Ontario, wolves continue to be hunted and
trapped year round, for there is currently no management plan or
governmental policy in place to protect wolves in Ontario.
With an open season and no bag limits on wolves, and the
fact that farmers do not need a license or a reason to trap or hunt
wolves on their property, these creatures are in a perilous position.
In order to achieve this protection, we are encouraging
local community action which is essential to achieving legitimate wolf
protection in Ontario. Community coordinators are needed to distribute
information about the Wolves Ontario! project, organize local
letter-writing campaigns, and educate their friends and neighbors and
about the dire situation that wolves face in Ontario.
If you are interested in helping us with this campaign,
we will provide you with Wolves Ontario! factsheets, postcards, action
alerts and sample "letters to the editor" and advice that you can use to
mobilize your community for the wolves. Information can be handed out to
friends, family and colleagues, and dropped off at library and community
www.wolvesontario.org/wolves/action/kit.html for more information
and to request a kit online. Alternatively you can email or phone us at
A Project of Earthroots
401 Richmond St. West
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