Amaroq Weiss


Amaroq Weiss has been working as a wolf advocate for the recovery and protection of these breathtaking animals since 1997. TV news stations, public radio stations, environmental podcast shows, and print journalists frequently call her for interviews about the latest wolf news. Her interviews have appeared in National Geographic, Smithsonian, New York Times, Newsweek, and Time. She has been a contributing author and editor on multiple science and policy publications, educational materials and numerous Op Eds for the Seattle Times, Sacramento Bee, San Jose Mercury News, and The Oregonian. Amaroq appeared as an expert commentator in three important documentaries about wolves: two films about a famous California wolf, “OR7 – The Journey” (2014) and “The Wolf OR-7 Expedition” (2016), and a film on international wildlife protection efforts, “On the Wild Side” (2019). She frequently gives public presentations and webinars to inform and inspire members of the public to help protect wolves in their state and at the national level. A biologist and former attorney, she has worked on wolf issues in the northern Rockies, Alaska, the Southwest, Pacific West and in the federal domain. Amaroq advised state wildlife agencies in Oregon and California in the drafting of their state wolf conservation plans and has been involved in litigation actions challenging state and federal agencies for removing wolf protections and killing wolves. She previously worked for the California Wolf Center, Defenders of Wildlife and the Mexican Wolf Conservation Fund. Since 2013, Amaroq has worked for the Center for Biological Diversity, where she currently serves as Senior Wolf Advocate.

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