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PSA - Wolves & Stewardship in the New West 05-25-05 May 23, 2005 11:43 AM

Sponsored by Sinapu & the REI Denver Flagship Store 1416 Platte Street, Denver, CO on Wednesday May 25, 2005 at 7:00pm

A free presentation by Rob Edward, Director of Sinapu's Carnivore Restoration Program

The effort to restore wolves to parts of their historic range in North America has unfolded as a classic cultural conflict. While ecological data mounts—much of it suggesting that wolves play a disproportionately important role in their native ecosystems—the struggle between agricultural interests and those who seeks to restore wolves overshadows much of what we’ve learned about wolves and how to live with them.

In the Southern Rocky Mountains, conservationists and state officials are attempting to shift the wolf restoration debate away from the classic conflict and toward a win-win course. Though not without strife, the approach has thus far yielded significant positive results, an! d holds the potential to set a positive precedent for the restoration of wolves and other imperiled species.

Rob Edward—Director of Carnivore Restoration for Sinapu, Co-director of the Southern Rockies Wolf Restoration Project, and one of four conservationists serving on Colorado’s Wolf Management Working Group—will share his perspective on wolf recovery in Colorado.

www.sinapu.org

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