Use Your Voice to Protect Bears and Wolves from Extreme Hunting in Alaska's National Preserves!

Alaska brown bear sow and cub
An Alaska brown bear sow and cub. Image courtesy of Thomas D. Mangelsen www.mangelsen.com.

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has directed the National Park Service (NPS) to allow extreme hunting methods in Alaska’s national preserves, like baiting brown bears, killing black bear mothers and cubs in dens, and killing wolves and pups by trapping during denning season. This is outrageous!

NPS successfully banned these hunting methods in Alaska’s national preserves in 2015. But now, in a complete reversal, Secretary Zinke is ordering the Park Service to surrender its authority to protect bears and wolves and return to these shameful practices.

Add your name today and tell Secretary Zinke: This is no way to treat national park wildlife! National park lands are no place for extreme sport hunting methods and Americans won’t stand for it!

 

Progress: 88%
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Don't allow extreme sport hunting in Alaska's national preserves

Dear Secretary Zinke:

We, the undersigned, strongly oppose the National Park Service's attempt to roll back 2015 clarifications of existing park authority to protect bears and wolves on Alaska national preserves. Extreme sport hunting methods, like brown bear baiting and killing hibernating black bear mothers and cubs in dens, don't belong on national preserves in Alaska.

National parks and preserves in Alaska were set aside by Congress as special places where bears, wolves and other wildlife roam as part of a natural ecosystem. The National Park Service's proposal to allow extreme hunting practices turns the idea of special places on its head. We urge you to protect our last, best chance to make sure our children inherit a world with wild spaces and wildlife.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
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