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Petitioning U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and 4 others

Tell the White House: Stop Delisting and Keep Wolves Protected

40,982
Supporters

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is deliberating the proposed removal of nearly all Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in the lower 48 states, with the possible exception of the Mexican gray wolf. This delisting would be a conservation nightmare.

Delisting would turn wolf management decisions over to the states, and we've already seen what can happen when federal protections for wolves are eliminated. Montana, Wyoming and Idaho — all states where wolves have been delisted — have become free-fire zones. Hundreds of wolves have been gunned down or trapped, and as the recent tragic killing of eight collared Yellowstone wolves outside the boundary of the park attests, the sustainability of wolves in the Rockies is in jeopardy.

Please send an urgent message to President Obama, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe — demand that wolves retain the federal protection they need to ensure their recovery in the wild.

This petition was delivered to:
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe
  • President
    Barack Obama


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