|F836 by Michael Clough|
"Wolfwatchers, your recent support regarding the Fox Mountain alpha female was overwhelming! Never underestimate your ability to influence positive change.
While the Fox Mountain AF has obtained a reprieve from lethal action, she is to be captured and placed into captivity for her remaining life. It has been suggested that “low genetic value” played a part in the original decision for lethal action. It has been almost four years since the last release of a Mexican gray into the wild. The lack of genetic viability, or variability, is a direct result of no recent releases."
Please take a moment to tell US Fish and Wildlife that lack of releases is not acceptable considering the current lack of genetic diversity.
Please be polite and urge FWS to:
- With less than 58 in the wild it is imperative to release more wolves to bolster genetic diversity.
- Finish revising the 30 year old, and outdated, recovery plan.
- End lethal actions, especially for successfully breeding pairs.
- Do more to prevent livestock conflict where breeding pairs inhabit.
USFWS Acting Southwest Region Director: Joy_Nicholopoulos@fws.gov
White House: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments