Friday, November 6, 2015

The Rider Roundup: An Overview of Anti-ESA Riders - Day Two

RIDER ROUNDUP #2

Despite the success and public support of the Endangered Species Act, some members of Congress have introduced dozens of anti-ESA riders that seek gut the ESA and block its protections for wolves & other imperiled species.

On Day Two of the #RiderRoundup, we introduce:

H.R. 2910 - Mexican Wolf Transparency and Accountability Act. 

If passed, this rider will remove ESA protections from the Mexican gray wolf – the most endangered gray wolf in North America.

The Mexican gray wolf or “lobo” is one of the most endangered mammals in North America. By the mid-1980s, hunting, trapping, and poisoning caused the extinction of lobos in the wild, with only a handful remaining in captivity. In 1998 the wolves were reintroduced into the wild as part of a federal reintroduction program under the ESA. Today in the U.S., there is a single wild population comprising only 109 individuals. If the lobo is ever to recover it must remain protected under the ESA.

Please TAKE ACTION by urging your representatives to PROTECT the ESA today!

Thank you to all who have already participated in this action alert!

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