Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Secretary of Interior: 'Wolves are Essential' & 'Extinction is Forever'


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.

Wolves were once federally protected, but now they can be hunted again, making their future more controversial than ever before. Although critically endangered subspecies of wolves remain federally protected, they also face unique challenges that impact their wild future. Despite the vast effort, resources and support invested in reintroduction, the future of the wolf and its proven benefits to ecosystems remains at risk.

In recognition of this crisis, the Wolf Conservation Center aims to be a catalyst for change among a new generation of stewards who can reverse this trend before it is too late.

The Timing is Perfect

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell is traveling to Minnesota and California this week to talk about the value of conservation, highlight the economic importance of public lands, and the need to connect the next generation to America’s great outdoors. While on tour she plans to kick-off her ambitious youth initiative to engage the next generation through education, employment and volunteer opportunities on public lands.  Jewell aims to engage kids through education? We can provide her with access to our voices! Now is the time to tell the Secretary of the Interior that 'Wolves are Essential' & 'Extinction is Forever' and make it a family affair! Please join your children and contact the Secretary of the Interior TODAY.  Not only can you  be a voice for wolves, you can also empower your children with the understanding of their ability to force change.

Contacting U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
Choose the method you and your family is most comfortable with!
  • Email: feedback@ios.doi.gov
  • Phone: 202.208.3100
  • Snail Mail: You can download our Letter Template for Kids and send it to:
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240

Your Message
You can keep it simple with a single sentence (examples below):
  • Wolves are essential
  • Extinction is forever
  • Don't give up on wolf recovery before the job is done
  • Wolves are not recovered in key parts of their range
  • Also see excellent talking points re: the nationwide delisting proposal & Mexican gray wolf rule changes.
  • Federal wildlife refuges create $2 BILLION for economy & non-consumptive use IS the more powerful economic engine! (more info)
Thank you and have fun!



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