Born Free USA
Born Free USA is a national animal advocacy nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, contributions to which are tax-deductible. Our mission is to end the suffering of wild animals in captivity, rescue individual animals in need, protect wildlife — including highly endangered species — in their natural habitats, and encourage compassionate conservation globally.
Every year, millions of animals suffer in fur farms and circus cages. In our campaigns against such cruelties, we use powerful tools including legislation, public education, litigation, and grassroots networking. We also work actively with media to spread the word about challenges facing animals.
Our primary campaign areas currently include animals used in entertainment, captive exotic animals, trapping & fur, and the international wildlife trade.
Center for Biological Diversity
At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.
We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive.
After hearing too many stories about dogs being horribly injured or killed by legal traps on public lands, in the winter of 2007 a group of Montanans who enjoy hiking, fishing, hunting, skiing, boating and recreating on Montana's public lands and waterways gathered to discuss how we could help keep those lands safe for people and their pets.
As we shared stories of encounters with trappers and traps, it became apparent how few people understand the scope of the danger trapping poses to people and their pets. We realize that with over 3,000 licensed trappers in the state each able to run an unlimited number of traps, tens of thousands of traps–steel-jawed leghold traps, body-crushing Conibear traps, and wire choke snares–lurk in drainages all across the state. Virtually all popular waterways have traps along them at some point. Traps, we came to understand, kill not only our pets, but precious and endangered wildlife.
From those gatherings and discussions rose Footloose Montana, a local non-profit organization—driven by an interest in informing Montanans about the scope and danger of trapping on public lands, funded by local individuals contributing from their own checkbooks.
Wildlife News, or wolves.wordpress.com, is a well respected wolf and wildlife blog founded by Ralph Maughan.
Dr. Ralph Maughan is a specialist in natural resource and environmental policies and politics. He is not a biologist. He was born, raised and has lived in Utah and Idaho his entire life. He has many years experience in Western public land and environmental issues.
Maughan has written several hiking guidebooks in addition to academic books and articles. Maughan is the President of the Wolf Recovery Foundation. Founded in 1986 as a nonprofit 501.C.3 tax deductible organization, the Wolf Recovery Foundation is dedicated to the restoration of wolves in the Rockies. Dr. Maughan also serves as a Director of Western Watersheds Project a group that works to influence and improve public lands management in 8 western states with a primary focus on the negative impacts of livestock grazing on 250,000,000 acres of western public lands.
HOWL Colorado is a group of concerned, informed Coloradans who are looking to educate Americans about the plight of the wolf, dispel the myths from hundreds of years of misinformation about these elusive apex predators, and are actively participating in protecting the future of American wolves.
All information we post on this site will be sourced to the appropriate research. Expert opinion will be attributed along with any applicable credentials.
Our political activities will include publishing the positions and statements of locally elected officials on wolf and American wildlife issues, or the lack thereof. Providing contact information for all Colorado-based elected officials (both serving in state and federal legislature). Lobbying locally and nationally elected or appointed officials in regards to their decision making as it relates to state and federal policies about wolves and American wildlife. Providing non-partisan reporting on the positions and statements from perspective electorial candidates regarding wolves and American wildlife. We will comply with all regulations which govern the political activities of 501(c)(3) non-profits as we evaluate our ability to acquire that status.
HOWL Colorado strongly believes the reintroduction of wolves to Colorado is not only viable, but an incredibly beneficial step towards the management and balancing of the state's wildlife populations. While Colorado has no plans for reintroduction, they have also stated there are no plans to prevent the migration of the wolves from northern states. As we continue to argue for the reintroduction of wolves to the state, we will also include the education of Colorado ranchers and livestock owners in our programs to allow them to better protect themselves against the incredibly rare case of wolves feeding on their animals and the steps to follow to claim the Defenders of Wildlife compensation program.
Howling for Justice
Howling for Justice is a blog about gray wolves with a long history which seeks to bring the latest information to it's followers.