« Return to this article

for people who care about the West

Alaska Wildlife Alliance

  The Alaska Wildlife Alliance, an Anchorage-based nonprofit, is alert to wildlife protection issues throughout its enormous state. Since its start 20 years ago as part of Greenpeace Alaska, the alliance has voiced the opinions of the state's non-hunters in its quarterly, The Spirit. "Protecting wildlife and their habitat is the bottom line for us. We are not anti-hunting, but we are against extreme forms of wildlife management such as wolf sterilization," says spokesman Stephen Wells. Members have participated in state wildlife monitoring teams, organized public protests and hearings, and spearheaded lawsuits. Call the Alaska Wildlife Alliance at 907/277-0897, or by e-mail: awa@akcache.com.