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Watch a video created by Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund regarding their efforts to fight for Mexican gray wolves by clicking on the "More about this issue" link below!
Goal: 70,000 Progress: 58,939
Sponsored by: Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund

The Mexican gray wolf, a distinct subspecies of the gray wolf, once roamed throughout Mexico and the Southwestern United States. Today the global population of these animals is tiny — roughly 75 individuals in the wild, and another 300 in captivity.

Unless the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) takes immediate and dramatic action, this magnificent animal could no longer exist in the wild.

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Mexican gray wolves have no time to waste. They need your utmost attention and dedication. They need you to overcome bureaucratic obstacles, ignore those whose entrenched opposition to wolf recovery will never be altered, and do what needs to be done to assure their recovery.

To move Mexican gray wolves back from the edge of extinction, and to assure that they recover in sufficient numbers to assume their vital role in the wild as apex predators, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must:

1.) Release more wolves from captivity as a first step in a long- term, science-based genetic rescue plan;

2.) Complete the recovery plan, and promptly implement it;

3.) Move ahead as quickly as possible to establish at least two additional populations of Mexican gray wolves.

These ideas are not new. They have been called for in peer-reviewed articles, in the Service's own 3 and 5 year reviews of the status of the species, in the Service's own Conservation Assessment, and by recommendations of previous recovery teams. With each passing year they become more urgent, and more difficult as the effects of inbreeding accumulate and valuable animals age.

What the Service does now will determine whether it is possible for the Mexican gray wolf to recover at all. As one of the majority of Americans that support wolf recovery and the Endangered Species Act, I am asking you to do the right thing now.

Thank you.

Petition Signatures


Apr 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 20, 2014 Jamie Padilla Help
Apr 20, 2014 Bianca Wilhelmy
Apr 20, 2014 Zorana Krsmanovic
Apr 20, 2014 Chalette Jackson
Apr 19, 2014 Alicia Baker
Apr 19, 2014 Selene Cogliatti
Apr 19, 2014 dawn wolf These incredible animals are one of the smartest on the planet. please protect these beautiful creatures. we must protect the wildlife.
Apr 19, 2014 Neide Rossignoli
Apr 19, 2014 (Name not displayed) http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/how-wolves-change-rivers/ (How wolves change rivers)
Apr 19, 2014 Janet Starkey
Apr 19, 2014 Jenene Justice We need the Mexican gray wolves! Stop interfering with Mother Nature.
Apr 19, 2014 jenn passek
Apr 19, 2014 Robin Allen
Apr 19, 2014 brygida rygiel
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Apr 19, 2014 Debra Daniel
Apr 19, 2014 Greg Chatham
Apr 19, 2014 Nicolas Boisselle
Apr 19, 2014 Juanita Lancaster
Apr 19, 2014 Marta García
Apr 19, 2014 Sally Giles
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Apr 19, 2014 Oksana R. Jones Mexican Grey Wolves are an essential part of the balance of nature. They keep elk and deer herds healthy by ensuring the healthiest animals survive. they serve a useful purpose and should be preserved as a species. .
Apr 19, 2014 barbara skinner
Apr 19, 2014 Jennifer christiansen
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Apr 19, 2014 Pat Collins
Apr 19, 2014 Junko Minegishi
Apr 19, 2014 martina palamara
Apr 19, 2014 Ahista Ramnihorai
Apr 18, 2014 a wong
Apr 18, 2014 carolyn de silva
Apr 18, 2014 james koenig
Apr 18, 2014 Christy Parsons
Apr 18, 2014 Summer Kozisek
Apr 18, 2014 Jennifer M.
Apr 18, 2014 caroline force
Apr 18, 2014 denise meckiff
Apr 18, 2014 Tristine DeBryne
Apr 18, 2014 Jennifer La Torrw
Apr 18, 2014 Noah Al Bakri
Apr 18, 2014 Georgina Holden
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Apr 18, 2014 Teresa Salamone
Apr 18, 2014 Phelicia Traver
Apr 18, 2014 Tracey Kershaw
Apr 18, 2014 Anne Taylor We are all One. When one is harmed, all are harmed. When one is helped, all are helped.
Apr 18, 2014 J Michael Pinc

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