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Help turn back a dire threat to America’s embattled wolves.

Help save wolves

Tell the Obama Administration to cancel its reckless plan and give wolves a fighting chance at recovery.


Dear Ellen Sue,

We’ve been granted one more chance to keep life-saving protections in place for our nation’s wolves — but we must make our voices heard in the next 10 days.

The truth is finally out: an independent panel of scientific experts has unanimously agreed that the Obama Administration’s proposed plan to strip wolves of their endangered species protections across most of the Lower 48 states is not based on the “best available science” — just as we have long argued.

Please urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to abandon its reckless plan and give wolves a fighting chance at recovery!

The return of gray wolves to areas like the Northern Rockies and the western Great Lakes has been one of the greatest conservation success stories of our time.

But wolves are only starting to return to large portions of their former range, like the Pacific Northwest. Lone wolves have crossed into California, Utah, Colorado and states in the Northeast.

Removing federal protections now would slam the door on wolf recovery long before the job is done.

That’s why it’s crucial that we keep the pressure on the Fish and Wildlife Service and make sure these magnificent animals remain protected under the Endangered Species Act.

The administration’s disastrous plan would leave vulnerable wolf populations at the mercy of state governments and local politicians — with potentially deadly consequences.

Since the Fish and Wildlife Service kicked wolves off the endangered species list in the Northern Rockies, more than 1,000 wolves have been killed. In Wyoming, wolves can be shot on sight across most of the state.

And right now in Idaho, the state legislature is considering a bill that aims to kill 500 wolves — more than 75 percent of Idaho’s entire wolf population.

We can’t afford more wolf-killing policies like these! Yet that is exactly the gamble that Fish and Wildlife appears ready to take … unless we move quickly to stop them.

Please send your message to the Fish and Wildlife Service right away — even if you’ve submitted comments before. Call on the agency to do the right thing for wolves and give them the fighting chance at recovery that they deserve.

Thank you for making your voice heard in defense of America’s imperiled wolves.



Frances Beinecke
Natural Resources Defense Council


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  1. Paula Says:

    I did.

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