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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: 100,000 Progress: 68,834
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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


Sep 2, 2014 Peggy Wolff
Sep 2, 2014 marie donnachie
Sep 2, 2014 danielle pickul
Sep 2, 2014 Monica Antonio
Sep 2, 2014 Kimberly McDonald
Sep 2, 2014 cindra broenner
Sep 2, 2014 Annette Carpenter
Sep 1, 2014 diane woodward-frost This is another crucial important needed task-please demonstrate some concern!
Sep 1, 2014 Darlene Falk
Sep 1, 2014 Julian Huffer
Sep 1, 2014 Deyse Oliveira
Sep 1, 2014 Stephen McDougall
Sep 1, 2014 Meredith Erickson
Sep 1, 2014 Joshua Blackfoot
Sep 1, 2014 Mandeline York
Sep 1, 2014 Michelle Dungjen
Sep 1, 2014 Anna Zielinska-Hosaf
Aug 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 31, 2014 Ian Gough
Aug 31, 2014 Nancy Fox
Aug 30, 2014 Adele Mamaghani
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Aug 30, 2014 Vivian Rivera
Aug 30, 2014 Cassandra Padula
Aug 30, 2014 Jennifer Fox
Aug 30, 2014 Tarrie Coselman
Aug 30, 2014 Elena Vitale
Aug 30, 2014 Nancy Hudson
Aug 30, 2014 fanny mabon
Aug 30, 2014 nika stele :(
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Aug 30, 2014 Alan Ausel
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Aug 29, 2014 jill biedka
Aug 29, 2014 Heather Farr
Aug 29, 2014 Karen Procter
Aug 29, 2014 Sarah Rose
Aug 29, 2014 Julie Routh
Aug 28, 2014 Jess Bell
Aug 28, 2014 Bojana Bohinjac
Aug 28, 2014 B.A. Stanton
Aug 28, 2014 Sabrina Renault
Aug 28, 2014 ALESSANDRA EVANGELISTI
Aug 27, 2014 Diane Myers We must help protect the survival of these remarkable animals.
Aug 27, 2014 Amanda Vido
Aug 27, 2014 Kenzie Wolff
Aug 27, 2014 Arturo Villarreal II
Aug 27, 2014 Kristina Brough
Aug 27, 2014 Deanna Tankard
Aug 27, 2014 Sharon Stolt

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