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Last Friday, a major development in our efforts to stop the irresponsible proposal to delist nearly all gray wolves in the Lower 48 occurred.

An independent peer review board, commissioned to check the facts behind the U.S. Fish and Wildlife's (FWS) delisting plan released their unanimous decision: that the justification for stripping gray wolves of Endangered Species Act Protection is not based on the best available science and is filled with numerous omissions and errors.

Please act now and demand that Secretary Jewell direct the Fish and Wildlife Service to abandon this reckless delisting proposal and allow for the full recovery of gray wolves!

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Dear Secretary Jewell,

The results of the independent peer review of FWS's proposed rule to remove the gray wolf from the list of threatened and endangered wildlife are in, and reviewers unanimously agreed that FWS did not use the best available science in its decision to delist wolves. Below are just a few of the critiques provided by the reviewers:

* Science used by FWS contains significant interpretation errors, key omissions, and a selective use of evidence.

* FWS got the taxonomy and range of wolves all wrong: gray wolves may have lived in the Northeast, wolves of the Pacific Northwest are likely distinct from other populations, and Mexican gray wolves historically had a much larger range than FWS claimed.

In response to questions on the gray wolf delisting you once said "It's about science and you do what the science says". Clearly, the best available science does not provide a basis for saying that wolves need to be delisted. You now have an opportunity to follow through on your stated principles and those set in the Endangered Species Act, to follow the best available science, wherever it might lead, and to maintain protections for gray wolves until they are fully recovered. We urge you to rescind this proposed rule and allow gray wolves the protection they need to fully recover.

Thank you for your consideration.

Petition Signatures

Sep 1, 2014 Carl Greenman
Sep 1, 2014 kaori aoki
Aug 31, 2014 Paulette Archuleta
Aug 31, 2014 benja thongnamsup
Aug 31, 2014 Deb Lamb
Aug 31, 2014 Edurne Rey
Aug 31, 2014 Lara Klymus
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Aug 31, 2014 jacquelyn kohl
Aug 31, 2014 Kathleen Lawrence
Aug 31, 2014 kasie ribeiro
Aug 31, 2014 tatjana kägelitz
Aug 31, 2014 Charles Church
Aug 31, 2014 elizabeth ralston
Aug 31, 2014 Andrea Oettinger
Aug 30, 2014 Kenneth Gakeler
Aug 30, 2014 Ivan Blancas
Aug 30, 2014 Nicola Marsden
Aug 30, 2014 Dawn Sharif-Coon
Aug 30, 2014 isabelle monti
Aug 30, 2014 Dumaine Mickael
Aug 30, 2014 Anna Pukhlimskaya
Aug 30, 2014 Lauren Haworth
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Aug 30, 2014 surya rajesh
Aug 30, 2014 Jane Walton
Aug 30, 2014 cjae tyler
Aug 30, 2014 raghavendra nande
Aug 29, 2014 Ankur singh
Aug 29, 2014 susan Lane each and every animal is on this earth for a reason, STOP trying to wipe them off the earth
Aug 29, 2014 Irene MacRaild
Aug 29, 2014 Fernanda Van Ysseldyk
Aug 29, 2014 Linda Cameron
Aug 29, 2014 Fernanda Van Ysseldyk
Aug 29, 2014 Nancy Herlinger
Aug 29, 2014 jo Penston
Aug 29, 2014 Gabi Uffenkamp
Aug 29, 2014 Anne Dubois
Aug 29, 2014 Pamela Tungl
Aug 29, 2014 Theresa Leach
Aug 29, 2014 Ajay Welinkar
Aug 29, 2014 Daniela Harbauer
Aug 29, 2014 Cindy Jefferys
Aug 29, 2014 Jennifer Mathis
Aug 29, 2014 Ann Southern
Aug 29, 2014 Maria Niño
Aug 29, 2014 Geri Wynn
Aug 29, 2014 Mike Jarrett
Aug 29, 2014 Dale Gelfand
Aug 29, 2014 Carmen Zehm

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