The Center for Biological Diversity and Greenpeace are urging the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife to help protect the Alexander Archipelago Wolf, which is a subspecies of the grey wolf. They are claiming that unsustainable logging and road building in the Tongass National Forest is threatening the wolf.
There have been no official surveys done on the wolf population in the forests located in south east Alaska, but the groups believe that the population is on the decline. They would like the wolf to have endangered species protection.
Rebecca Noblin, with the Center for Biological Diversity, said Fish and Wildlife considered protecting the wolf in the '90s but didn't because of new standards in a forest management plan. She said many of those standards are weak or haven't been implemented. From Westport News .