John Murtagh

John Murtaugh

Representative Rockies and Plains
Department
Field Conservation

John brings a lifetime of passion for wolf recovery to the Rockies and Plains as he works to restore wolves to the region. By working with stakeholders across the spectrum, he works to create a strong coalition of support, ensuring that wolves and people can coexist in the west.  

John has several years of experience in wolf education, advocacy, and husbandry, having previously lead the education and outreach department at the California Wolf Center. In addition to a strong background in wolf advocacy, John's experience in wildlife rehabilitation and restoration comes from having spent nearly a year living in Belize with injured and orphaned primates and working with local communities to promote their reintroduction and protection. These experiences have provided him with a strong background in forging the partnerships necessary for successful wildlife restoration and a commitment to hear the howl of the wolf in the Rockies again. 

Media Contact
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Jake Bleich
Communications Associate
jbleich@defenders.org
(202) 772-3208

John Murtaugh's Latest Posts

August 14, 2019

Is That a Wolf I See?