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Sponsored by: Defenders of Wildlife

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


Mar 5, 2015 ERIKA OLSEN
Mar 5, 2015 melania fedi
Mar 5, 2015 Susan Worthington
Mar 5, 2015 antonio florez balsera
Mar 5, 2015 Sabine Lutter
Mar 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 5, 2015 violeta mac arrow
Mar 5, 2015 Parker Stewart
Mar 5, 2015 wuri wijaya
Mar 5, 2015 fenny wiwi
Mar 5, 2015 Marianne Liekens
Mar 4, 2015 shawn mills
Mar 4, 2015 Rosemarie Woods “The predation of wolves and women by those who misunderstand them is strikingly similar.” Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Phd.
Mar 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 4, 2015 alicia manning
Mar 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 4, 2015 Mary Ann Hamer
Mar 4, 2015 LT LL
Mar 4, 2015 Elgrit B. Russell
Mar 4, 2015 MaryAnn Bomarito
Mar 4, 2015 Sue Coultas
Mar 4, 2015 Darren Masters
Mar 4, 2015 Gary VanDeusen
Mar 4, 2015 suzanne green
Mar 4, 2015 Aurora Margareta Barabancea
Mar 4, 2015 Vince Mendieta
Mar 4, 2015 Jane Heath
Mar 4, 2015 Andrew Serrin
Mar 4, 2015 Teresa Crosby
Mar 4, 2015 Teresa Crosby
Mar 4, 2015 Joan B
Mar 4, 2015 jelyn chong
Mar 4, 2015 Roland Ng
Mar 4, 2015 Thomas Bayner
Mar 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 4, 2015 Lisa Brehm
Mar 4, 2015 Marlene Puaoi Apex predators are the single most important element in maintaining a healthy ecosystem. If it is truly "about science," that fact must be acknowledged and acted upon. Do not destroy the ecosystem by allowing these predators to be hunted to extinction.
Mar 4, 2015 Sheila Brushes
Mar 4, 2015 Lance and Jenny Peterson
Mar 4, 2015 Rebecca Lewis
Mar 4, 2015 Tina Brenza
Mar 4, 2015 (Name not displayed) We urge you to rescind the proposed rule and allow gray wolves the protection they need to fully recover.
Mar 4, 2015 Nancy Jadis
Mar 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 4, 2015 Christine Housel
Mar 4, 2015 Cheryl Sickler
Mar 4, 2015 maristela zell
Mar 4, 2015 Svetlana Lukianenko
Mar 4, 2015 Sofia Shakibi
Mar 4, 2015 Philip Burington

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