Ask the President to Move Forward for National Monuments: Wilderness Weekly November 9, 2012

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Big thank you to LightHawk

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2012 Wolf Newsletter

TAKE ACTION

Back from Beautiful Big Bend

See True Wolf in Silver City

2013 Wolf Stamp Contest

Big thank you to LightHawk

We’d like to express a special thanks to LightHawk for their ongoing support and their recent contribution to the Wild Harmonies event with Hélène Grimaud. Lighthawk organized an overflight of the Gila Wilderness for Grimaud with two of their volunteer pilots and one of NM Wild’s co-founders Wes Leonard as a guide. You can check out her personal photographs from the flight on her Facebook page.

LightHawk’s mission is to champion environmental protection through the unique perspective of flight.

 

2012 Wolf Newsletter

Our latest newsletter takes an in-depth look at the history of wolves and wolf policy in New Mexico as well as the West. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Failing the Wolf: New Mexico’s Pay-to-Play Game Commission Picks Politics Over Protection
  • Living With Wolves
  • The Original Lobo Louie

View our fall 2012 wolf newsletter now.

TAKE ACTION

Ask the President to Move Forward for New Mexico National Monuments

With the election behind us, it’s time to work together and take action for New Mexico’s most important wild lands. We have been waiting years for permanent protection of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks in Doña Ana County and Rio Grande del Norte in Northern New Mexico. 

This Congress has been stagnant on any action for public lands, and it is unclear whether the next Congress will be any better for our cause. Now that President Obama has been elected into a second term, let’s get things off on the right foot by asking for his active support for TWO new national monuments in the Land of Enchantment. 

Please contact President Obama and ask him to use the Antiquities Act to create national monuments for the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and Rio Grande del Norte.


Silver City Area: Come see True Wolf

 

Film followed by question and answer session with NM Wild’s SW Regional Director and canid biologist, Dr. Kim McCreery.

Where: Silco Theater (There’s plenty of parking at the Silver City Visitor Center and then walk across the bridge.)

When: 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 10.

Minimum requested donation: $5      

TRUE WOLF is the story of Koani. With the help of her human companions, she became an ambassador for her species traveling the country to help raise awareness about wolves. This film is about how one wolf changed lives, particularly those of Pat Tucker and Bruce Weide. Together, they presented 1,400 programs about wolves to 200,000 people.  Bruce and Pat faced the painful truth that they could not provide for her greatest need – to be free. As Koani proved time and time again, she was a wolf and wolves belong in the wild.  Through 16 years of archival footage, supplemented by interviews, re-creations, and stunning wolf footage, this contemporary film explores the polarized and contentious period before, during, and after the United States made the historic decision to return wolves to the homelands from which they’d been exterminated in the Northern Rockies.

 

2013 Wolf Stamp Contest

Help protect the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf with your artwork

 

We’re now accepting artwork entries for the 2013 Mexican Wolf Conservation Stamp. We invite artists worldwide to submit their artwork. This will be the third in a series of collectable stamps. Proceeds go toward wolf conservation projects. Learn more about how you can submit your artwork here.

 

 

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