Gray Wolf

Protecting wildlife – we work to safeguard and recover wolves across the western U.S.


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Grizzly Bear

We are fighting to ensure that grizzly bears recover and thrive in the western U.S.




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Wild Salmon

We seek to recover and restore the West Coast’s wild salmon and steelhead runs.





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We are in court to secure much-needed protections for this fierce icon of the wild.





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Canada Lynx

We are committed to helping Canada lynx thrive throughout their historic range in the western U.S.





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Protecting Wildlife

WELC is dedicated to protecting wildlife in the western U.S. while preserving and restoring the healthy, functioning ecosystems they rely on for survival. Wildlife program focuses on animals indigenous to the western U.S. including Canada lynx, Mexican gray wolves, wild salmon, grizzly bears, northern spotted owls, wolverine, and Pacific gray wolves.

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