Thursday, October 24, 2013

Only 4 Days Left to Help America's Wolves

 

It's Time to Howl!

Beyond its role as a living symbol of our natural landscape, the wolf is a keystone species. Its presence is critical to maintaining the structure and integrity of native ecosystems. Federal protections for wolves are essential to help this animal recover and expand into still-suitable parts of its former range.

On June 7, 2013, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) officially announced proposals that will impact the future of America’s gray wolves.

1) Nationwide Gray Wolf Delisting Proposal: USFWS’s proposes to remove Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for the gray wolf (Canis lupus) in the contiguous United States.

2) Proposed  Rules for Mexican Wolf Reintroduction & Recovery: USFWS plans to re-designate wild Mexican gray wolves as “experimental, non-essential,” allowing recreation and industry to trump their recovery.

Wolves nationwide urgently need our help!  Please take a moment to voice your support for wolf recovery and encourage others to do so as well. Time is running out - USFWS is accepting comments until Monday, October 28th.
 
Nationwide Delisting Proposal
  • Voice your opposition to the Nationwide Delisting proposal - Comment here.
  • Effective talking points re: delisting plan here.
Proposed Rule Changes that Govern Mexican Wolf Reintroduction
  • Tell USFWS that Mexican wolves are essential  - Comment here.
  • Effective talking points re: Mexican wolves here.
Thank you!

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