Wednesday, February 1, 2017
War on Wolves Act Threatens Wolves and the Endangered Species Act
The ESA requires the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to base all listing and delisting decisions on the best available science. Thus, when determining whether to end endangered species protection, federal law requires that an independent panel of scientists provide an objective scientific review of the federal agency's proposals. The War on Wolves Act blatantly ignores this federal mandate and stands to weaken the ESA itself.
Science has concluded that we have entered an unprecedented period of climate change and human-caused Sixth Mass extinction. As conservationists in the 21st century, we face the growing challenge of helping imperiled species heal and flourish and supporting biodiversity for future generations, not dismantling the cornerstone of our nation’s conservation law.
If we destroy the ESA, we are killing more than a law. We are killing endangered species. And no species should have to face extinction at the hands of humanity, much less twice.
URGENT - Please urge your representatives to oppose these congressional attempts to delist wolves and further weaken the ESA. Take action here.