by The Associated Press
Sunday, February 28, 2010
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- An animal rights activist flew from Connecticut to an Alaska Board of Game meeting in Fairbanks to push for expansion of a wolf sanctuary outside Denali National Park.
Priscilla Feral, president of Friends of Animals, says she's pushing the expansion in the absence of the man who conceived it, biologist Gordon Haber.
Haber died in a plane crash in October while tracking Denali wolves.
Trapping is currently prohibited in a 122-square-mile buffer zone on state land off the northeast corner of Denali National Park. Haber saw the buffer zone adopted in 2000 but reduced in 2004.
The board will consider changes to the sanctuary during its 10-day meeting in Fairbanks. Trappers strongly oppose it.