Alaska’s Obligation To Save The Alexander Archipelago Wolves on Prince of Wales
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Dear Governor Walker,
With all due respect, sir, Alaska must take responsibility to protect the Alexander Archipelago Wolves on Prince of Wales. Protecting this imperiled species is the state agencies’ obligation to their citizens.
Scientists and conservationists assert that the Archipelago wolf population has plummeted to a dangerously low population, and that distributions are no longer sufficient to maintain genetic viability. More importantly, existing regulations (which have not been adhered to) with the failing taxpayer supported logging projects on Prince of Wales are not adequate enough protection to ensure persistence of population numbers of this unique species.
The Wildlife Trust Doctrine, a branch of the Public Trust Doctrine, defines the obligation of the states responsibility and obligation to its citizens, and dictates that wildlife has no owners at all, and therefore belongs to all citizens equally. As a result, states have a “sovereign trust obligation” to ensure that wildlife resources are protected and managed responsibly, including the wolf, not just for the benefit of current citizens, but also over the long Wildlife Trust Doctrine imposes a duty to ensure proper protection for the Alexander Archipelago wolf, as well as any other species no longer (or never) protected by the federal government.
Again, I respectfully request that you implement emergency measures to protect the few remaining Archipelago Wolves and their habitat, beginning with canceling the 2015-2016 hunt.
Thank you for your time and consideration of this extremely important matter,
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